Scottish Parliament hails World Whisky Day

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World Whisky Day

World Whisky Day

Aberdeen Central MSP Kevin Maxwell has laid down a motion at the Scottish Parliament in recognition of World Whisky Day, and welcoming the announcement that the event is to be repeated next year.

The brainchild of Aberdeen Uni student Blair Bowman, World Whisky Day is intended to be “a day for people across the world to thank those who work in the global whisky industry”. The first World Whisky Day this year received international attention with events or media coverage in over 140 countries.

In recognition of this success and to lend further support, the Aberdeen MSP put forth a motion in the Scottish Parliament, which read:

“That the Parliament hails the creation of a permanent focal point on the calendar for World Whisky Day, a day that will celebrate what is arguably Scotland’s greatest creation; notes that World Whisky Day 2013 will take place on 18 May; believes that it will help to promote Scotland’s national drink round the world and will promote tourism to Scotland as tourists search out the finest dram, and congratulates the University of Aberdeen student, Blair Bowman, on creating and developing World Whisky Day.”

To find out more information, or pre-register an event, visit the World Whisky Day website at

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