They say some things only get better with age, and nothing embodies this adage more than whiskey (or, whisky), which is at least a thousand years old. Today, there are hundreds of annual events, tastings, and festivals dedicated to the glories of whiskey. The culture just keeps getting better and better, welcoming novices and aficionados alike. Here’s a handy calendar of major events planned for 2018. Whisk(e)y fans could use it to plot a global itinerary of scoping out tasting classes, attending seminars, learning from Master Blenders, and enjoying live music, good food, and like-minded company.