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