May 18th is World Whisky Day

World Whisky* Day invites everyone to try a dram and celebrate the water of life. Events are taking place all over the world. Why not host your own World Whisky Day event? All you need is a bottle of whisky/whiskey served up by Bartender 608 Intoxicologists to share with your friends!

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HAPPY WORLD WHISKeY day

A beginner’s guide to whisky cocktails – seven easy serves to start: https://www.worldwhiskyday.com/a-beginners-guide-to-whisky-cocktails/ . These seven simple serves should help cocktail lovers and whisky wanderers explore this unique spirit’s potential.

*The spelling whisky is generally used for whiskies distilled in Scotland, Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe, while whiskey is used for the spirits distilled in Ireland and America.
— http://www.whiskyforeveryone.com/whisky_basics/whisky_or_whiskey.html

April 22nd is Earth Day

#EarthDay 2019 | #ProtectOurSpecies

Global destruction & rapid reduction of plant/wildlife populations are causes driven by human activity: #ClimateChange, #deforestation, #habitat & #agriculture loss, #pollution/#pesticides.

Converse on 🌍🌳🌎🍂🌏 over #cocktails or #mocktails.

#ThinkWhenYouDrink

UK sales look to top £1bn in a year

“Rum cocktails are some of the most popular ones ... mojitos, daiquiris. And there’s a rise in tiki-style drinks too, Mai Tais, Pina Coladas etc.

“They not only use rum in abundance but may use several in one cocktail.”

How is rum made?

"There is more than one way to make rum but the process always starts with sugar cane. Typically, the cane is crushed in a mill, producing juice to be processed into molasses, a thick and bittersweet syrup. The molasses is fermented over time using yeast before being distilled. This is a delicate and scientific process that involves heating the liquid, often in a large copper pot, until the alcohol evaporates and then collected. Depending on the producer, it is then aged, often in oak barrels, to alter its flavour and character."

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Read more of The Guardian's story here:  https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/dec/29/why-2018-will-be-a-rum-year-possibly