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Sunday, April 01, 2012

World Whisky Day 2012

Bender enjoying scotch with some meatbags.

Tuesday March 27, 2012 was the first ever World Whisky Day (despite the fact that it's also the 5th "International Whisky Day", a lower-key celebration, started by friends of the late revered reviewer Michael Jackson).

It trended on Twitter and the website even crashed! The idea was simply for people to get together and enjoy some good whisky, anywhere in the world. What's better than that?

Although that was a rhetorical question, it actually has an answer; a contest!

The prize offered is a bottle of Whyte & Mackay 30 year old blended whisky. It's not available at the LCBO so I checked a few websites and found its value to be between 137 and 162 British pounds. That's nearly $300 Cdn. Not too shabby!

And the contest isn't over yet. In fact, it hasn't even started. Deadline for submitting a photo was March 31st. Now, the folks at World Whisky Day are going to upload the photos to the WWD page on Facebook. The five photos with the most 'likes' will then be judged by Whyte & Mackay’s Master Blender, Richard Paterson.

I decided to invite a few friends over and don my old Bender costume for a photo op. After all, Bender is fuelled by alcohol so it seemed appropriate. So what does Bender drink? Well, he definitely enjoys The Balvenie Doublewood. And so did the meatbags. Happy World Whisky Day! Or International Whisky Day!

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Blogger Vicki Zandbergen said...

Looks like good times. It wouldn't be Whisky day without Bender!

9:00:00 PM

Anonymous Dan said...

That is one awesome costume, and I have to say that Bender is probably my favourite Futurama character. the whisky is a good one, too. Good luck in the contest!

10:54:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Thanks Dan! That costume is 4 years old now, and was very time-consuming to build, so it's nice to get some use out of it.

1:17:00 PM

Blogger Michael Manning said...

You guys look like you are having good fun!

7:17:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...


10:38:00 PM

Anonymous Erwin Calverley said...

It’s been a week since the World Whisky Day! Too bad I missed out on that one. I should’ve been celebrating with some of my closest friends and enjoying that very day. That robot in the table looks cool. Watch out for it, though, because it might gulp all the drinks in an instant! LOL!

1:06:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Don't let that stop you from enjoying a nice whisky. Unfortunately we are still waiting for World Whisky Day to upload the photos for the contest.

2:11:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG I LOVE IT! That's priceless! I hope you get piked! It's great!

12:13:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

I'll let you know - they just began uploading the photos yesterday.

1:06:00 PM


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