International Whisk(e)y Day is a coming together of whisk(e)y fans across the globe to celebrate the birthday of the late Michael Jackson and the greatest spirit in the world. Raise a glass on March 27th and help fight Parkinson's Disease.

Michael Jackson

International Whisk(e)y Day was first announced on March 27 2008 then officially launched in 2009 at the Whisky Festival Northern Netherlands, in the presence of various whisk(e)y writers, among whom Charles MacLean, Dave Broom, Martine Nouet and Helen Arthur. This was an initiative to honour their friend - and legendary whisk(e)y writer - the late Michael Jackson.

March 27

On this date let every whisk(e)y lover annually raise a dram - wherever in the world he or she may be - to honour the many unsung heroes of the past and present, who have been crafting the King o'Drinks for centuries and will hopefully continue to do so till the end of time.


Not only is this day about enjoying, sharing and celebrating whisk(e)y but also doing some good for charity. Each year whisk(e)y fans donate money to charities of their choice, most commonly of all for Parkinson's Disease charities as Michael suffered with this for many years.


Host a tasting, share a bottle, have a night at the pub, raise a quiet dram at home... whatever you do, share it with us on Twitter or Facebook.

The Beerhunter

Michael Jackson was also a great beer writer so why not have a nice ale with your whisk(e)y.

Your favourite

Most people have a favourite dram (or distillery), so let the world know yours.


Post a photo of yourself enjoying a dram on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #WhiskyDaySelfie.

The blend

The ultimate dram for celebrating International Whisk(e)y Day. Good reading too.