Burns Night is one of our favourite holidays. We love a drop of malt and a tasty haggis with some neeps and tatties, as merry Scottish folk read out the various odes and poems that Rabbie Burns wrote. As an online whisky store, we know the joys of Burns Night, and the whisky that it requires. It’s a night that’s full of traditions, and Burns Night 2011 promises to be something very special. Don’t forget, Burns Night is the 25th January! It’s the birthday of Robert Burns, the legendary Scottish poet and, doubtless, a lover of great Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and other Scotch whisky.
A good Burns night begins with a fun gathering, as many a glass of Scotch malt whisky is enjoyed. After the welcoming speech you’ll witness the entrance of the haggis, and the necessary Address to a Haggis. A poem that you’ll listen to as you sip a fine malt whisky, such as Lagavulin Scotch or Laphroaig malt.
Burns’ Supper is a classic meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, with a glass or two or Scotch whisky. The toast to the lassies follows, and toasts and speeches are spoken, before readings of other works by Rabbie Burns. As you drink a tasty whisky (perhaps a Bowmore single malt), you will enjoy various poems and speeches, and discuss the merits of a good malt. We love malt whisky and we stock a huge range; some are cheap and some are rare malts for connoisseurs of fine spirits. You can use such drinks for many Burns Night toasts. The Burns Night drinks menu is a key part of the proceedings, and you’ll also need some whisky to make whisky sauce for haggis.