Whiskipedia

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The Whisky Calendar

If the first record of Whisky production began at midnight on January 1st 2020 and today 2/24/2020 is midnight on December 31st. Thus every day on the whisky calendar represents 525 days.

January

29: Between 1536-1541 King Henry VIII of England began dissolving the monasteries (1536)

February

14: Lindores Abbey was sacked by John Knox and his supporters in 1559 (1559)

March

19: Bushmills distillery claims the first whisky is produced in the area of the current distillery (1608)

May

5: Robert Boyle describes his new hydrometer (1 June 1675)

July

19: Bushmills distillery is founded (1784)

August

13: Johnnie Walker started blending his whiskies (1820)

September

17: The phylloxera beetle devestates French brandy production (1870)

October

18: The UK Immature Spirits Act 1915 requires that whisky must be matured in oak casks for a minimum of three years (1915)

November

1: Federal Alcohol Administration Act requires all Bourbon use new Barrels (1935)

December

7: From 1986 all Sherry has to be bottled in the Jerez region cutting off the supply of Sherry shipping casks (1986)

October

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The Pattison Whisky Crash cripples whisky production closing distilleries [0]

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Wine & Sprit Brand Association is founded, the forerunner of the Scotch Whisky Association renamed in 1942.

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The UK Immature Spirits Act 1915 requires that whisky must be matured in oak casks for a minimum of three years

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The US Volstead Act was enacted with prohibition takeng effect from 1920-1933 [0]

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The first legal definition of Scotch in UK law was secured in the 1933 Finance Act