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Celebrate World Whisky Day with free live masterclasses from the world’s most luxe distillers

Whisky lovers – today we can come together in spirit, even if we’re apart.

To celebrate World Whisky Day today, premium Whisky distillers Talisker, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, Johnnie Walker, Copper Dog and Roe & Co are introducing a series of live masterclasses and activities throughout the evening, on Instagram. 

All you need to do to join in the celebrations is grab your favourite malt, and sip. Now, that’s our kind of party…

Don’t Sweat The Technique with Roe & Co | Live from 4.00pm on @Kips_J 

At 4pm, premium Irish Whiskey, Roe & Co, will be hosting an interactive Q&A session with GB Brand Ambassador, Kirsten Jarin, and the European Ambassador, Alan Mulvihill, via Instagram live at @Kips_J. The session will start with a live tasting, giving you a chance to learn more about Roe & Co’s refined, elegant taste, before sharing how to elevate everyday cocktails, using techniques such as ice cutting and cocktail infusions, from the comfort of your home.  

Talisker Official World Whisky Day cocktail masterclass hosted by Ervin Trykowski | Live from 4pm on @Talisker Whisky on Facebook

At 4pm, Ervin Trykowski, New Age Scotch Whisky Ambassador, will be live on the Talisker Facebook channel, @TaliskerWhisky, showing how to craft the official World Whisky Day cocktail, the Talisker World Whisky Day Storr Highball; a fresh-tasting cocktail perfect for recreating at home. 

Johnnie Walker Highball Hour hosted by Ali Reynolds | Live from 5.00pm on @Ali.Scotch

At 5pm, Johnnie Walker’s GB Brand Ambassador, Ali Reynolds, will be sharing his whisky knowledge live from his home via Instagram at @ali.scotch, in the form of a highball masterclass. As well as learning more about Johnnie Walker, whisky fans can create the perfect Highball as advised by the whisky mastermind himself, as he reveals his secrets of how to make a refreshing, tea-infused serve, perfect for the summer months. 

Copper Dog #AtHomeWithTheDog hosted by Andy Huntley | Live from 7.00pm on @AndyJHuntley Instagram

At 7pm, Copper Dog GB Brand Ambassador, Andy Huntley, will be telling Copper Dog’s mischievous tales #AtHomeWithTheDog, live on Instagram at @andyjhuntley. During the workshop, Andy will share his favourite cocktail hints and tips, and demonstrate to viewers how to craft the perfect Apple Dog; Copper Dog Whisky topped with fresh apple juice, followed by one of his personal favourite creations ‘The Newman’. To finish the session off, Andy will be hosting a live Q&A with London Cocktail Club founder, James Hopkins.

Talisker Fireside Tales hosted by Jason Clark | Live from 8.30pm on @Talisker Instagram

At 8.30pm, Jason Clark, GB Brand Ambassador for Talisker Whisky, will be live on the Talisker Instagram channel, @Talisker, to host a unique fireside tasting. Jason will take viewers through a selection of Talisker drams including; Skye, Storm, 10 Year Old and 12 Year Old, highlighting the unique deep, smokey and salty notes within Talisker’s portfolio, and explore Talisker’s adventurous background. Taking place next to an open fire, this wild, yet cosy setting will instantly connect those tuned in to Talisker’s rugged maritime home, the Isle of Skye. Followed by an open Q&A, measure yourself a dram of Talisker, and toast your fireside dram to World Whisky Day. 

Bulleit Virtual Cocktail Making Challenge| Challenge live on @Kips_J, with winner announced on Friday 22nd May 

For something a little different, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, is hosting a virtual cocktail competition, via Instagram at @kips_j: the ‘Bulleit Home-tending challenge’, encouraging adults across the UK to get creative and try their hand at cocktail making at home. Entrants simply have to craft a cocktail, using a measure of Bulleit, and upload a photo or video of their cocktail to Instagram, using #BulleitAtHome, for a chance to win a prize bundle from Bulleit Frontier, awarded the following Friday. 

The challenge, inspired by Bulleit’s pioneering spirit, is open for anyone over 18 to enter, on any day, up until 22nd May, so whether you’re a cocktail aficionado or new to the cocktail game, all participants, regardless of their cocktail experience, will be in with a chance of winning.

World Whisk(e)y Summit and discount voucher code

Finally, everything you need to know about whisky, plus a fiver off your next whisky purchase? Welcome to the World Whisk(e)y Summit, in celebration of World Whisky Day.  The free event will be live streamed on Facebook tonight (May 16), and boasts a panel of craft distillers, whisky writers and influencers.

And to celebrate, that Boutique-y Whisky Company’s World Whisky Blend is being offered with £5 off, courtesy of our chums at Master of Malt here – use code WORLD5 at checkout. 

You can sign up here or Facebook Live @boutiqueywhisky.

Make sure you take advantage of our discount code!

The hosts of the Uncorked Whisky Sessions podcast Boutique-y Dave, Dr Sam Simmons will be joined by Don Livermore (Hiriam Walker Distillery), Nicole Austin, George Dickel (Tennessee Bourbon Distillery), Shilton Almeida (Paul John Distillery), Patrick van Zuidam, (Zuidam Distillery), Andy Watts (Three Ships Distillery) and David Vitale (Starward Distillery).

Remember, the code is redeemable until May 23 2020.

Bex April May is an experienced entertainment, travel and lifestyle journalist based in London, writing for The Guardian, Metro, Cosmopolitan, MTV, Shortlist and more. Follow her adventures on Twitter @bexlectric and on Instagram @bexaprilmay

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