Happy birthday, whisky – 526 years young today

1y ago
- Photo by Thomas Park on Unsplash

As with most drinks and spirits, it is nigh on impossible to pin a certain date for the creation of whisky.

Whisky is a type of distilled alcoholic drink. Humans have been doing that for hundreds, if not thousands of years.

However, the first evidence of whisky production comes from an entry in the Exchequer Rolls on June 1, 1494, where malt is sent to one "Friar John Cor" to make aqua vitae.

There’s evidence to suggest Brother John Cor was based at Lindores Abbey in Scotland, which has opened as a distillery once again, after a 523 year break.

It currently manufactures aqua vitae, and will have some Scotch whisky available in a few year’s time.

That good enough? If it is, let's celebrate 526 years of whisky and if it isn't, let's still celebrate with whisky because why not? Cheers

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Comments (24)

  • I'll raise a glass to that. Happy birthday.

      1 year ago
  • Co-là breith sona dhut gu uisge-beatha. Slàinte

    Happy birthday to Whisky. Cheers

      1 year ago
  • I share a birthday with whiskey...

    That explains quite a bit

      1 year ago
  • Some Scottish Whisky 🥃 Distilleries ( scotch ) are now producing gin using local botanicals etc which is good as a summer drink as whisky is more suitable for winter although you can drink it all year round of course . I have one particular gin it’s Scottish Bramble ( bramble is a Scot’s word for Blackberry) is perfect with lemonade served chilled. Whisky is a drink that puts fire in your belly on a cold winters day or night .

      1 year ago
  • Cheers! Having a White Owl Whiskey with some cola over ice when I took this photo, and I also was celebrating my first paycheque from the film industry...

      1 year ago