Tag: Burns Night

A toast to the Scottish bard

Ahead of 25th January, Will Lyons advises on what to drink alongside a traditional Burns Night feast January draws to a close with one of the most atmospheric and romantic celebrations in the calendar, Burns Night. On the day of his birthday, 25th January, lovers of Scotland’s most famous poet gather to celebrate his life […]

A Burns Night menu

As we toast Rabbie Burns with a dram or two of something strong, our Head Chef Stewart Turner cooks up the perfect menu to soak up the spirits – a haggis toastie and cock-a-leekie soup As Burns Night approaches my attention turns to the mighty haggis. Robert Burns, though known the world over as Scotland’s […]

Five whiskies with which to toast Rabbie Burns

Ahead of Burns Night our Spirits Buyer Rob Whitehead recommends five whiskies for a wine-less evening in honour of the poet who wrote, “Let other poets raise a fracas /’Bout vines, an’ wines, an’ drucken Bacchus”. One of the few saving graces of this frigid time of year is the yearly homage to the iconic […]

A bard day’s night

Ronnie Cox, our Brands Heritage Director and an ambassador for The Glenrothes considers the drams worthy of toasting the fêted Scottish poet come Burns Night There are reputedly more statues of Rabbie Burns around the world than there are of William Shakespeare; the cause of this is undoubtedly the courage of Scots in leaving their country […]