Prior to Ardbeg Day in June, 2012 also sees the inaugural World Whisky Day in March.
Conceived by young whisky enthusiast Blair Bowman last year, World Whisky Day as a chance for whisky fans, as well as whisky novices, to get together and raise a glass of whisky or whiskey wherever they are.
Their website is now live and inviting bars and restaurants, whisky clubs and societies, liquor stores and whisky shops, as well as distilleries, individuals and groups to register their events and add them to their World Whisky Day Global Map.
In addition, users of the site can register interest for the commemorative World Whisky Day bottling which is to be created to celebrate the event.
The first World Whisky Day is on 27 March 2012, go to worldwhiskyday.com for details and to register.