World Whisky Day is here
Looks like a big succes, loads of events and participants, and a lot of the business participating (I've seen numerous distilleries, shops etc. mentioning this on twitter, facebook etc. today). It's quite understandable that the business grabs this opportunity for some free promotions worldwide
But especially the Malt Maniacs have shown some dissaproval (cant think of a better word) of WWD. http://www.whiskyfun.com/#270312
and their members on facebook
Grumpy old men versus 1 young university student ?
The initial International Whisky Day was kinda left untended until a few people thought the event was taken over (or stolen?) by Blair, and International Whisky Day has been slightly waken up from the grave.
I think they missed the bus, the WWD is running its own game now, and its seems not to be related to Michael Jackson in anyway anymore. Apart from using the same day as his birthday.
I guess when you develop an idea something like this will happen. Someone else will. And they will do it their own way.
It doesn't seem like WWD has caught general support amongst hardcore whisky geeks, as it's not a very hot subject on various whiskyforums
Cheers, every day is a whisky day for me
, but next year I will Launch my own GLOBAL WHISKY DAY, or maybe UNIVERSAL WHISKY DAY. On the 27th of March
, or actually, I think we need a full weekend !
PS I better start reading my copy of Beer Chaser, Whisky Hunter, never really got into it