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Burns Night 2014

By Victoria Barder on 23/01/14 5:14 PM

Burns Night 2014

By Victoria Barder on 23/01/14 5:14 PM

Burns Night is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems.  Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25 the date of the poet’s birthday.

On Burns night it is traditional to have Haggis and Whisky and this recipe by The Hairy Bikers is perfect to celebrate this occasion

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/haggisclapshotandwhi_92144

haggiswhisky

Alongside the main course I would serve the traditional burns night tipple…….. Whisky

Here is my top 5!

  1. Famous Grouse Highland Blended Scotch whisky – value for money. The palate is medium bodied with a mature fruitiness.
  2.  Isle of Jura Malt Whiskey 10 year old – slightly more expensive, but worth it. This whiskey has a lingering taste with warming notes of caramel, aniseed, oak and coffee.
  3. Maccallan Gold – One of James Bond’s favorites.
  4. Glenlivet 12 Years of age – Slightly sweet with hints of fresh peaches and pears.
  5. Lagavulin 16 Year Old – exceptionally peaty malt.

If straight whisky is not something that you enjoy then why not have a whisky cocktail there are so many recipes out there for Burns night. This recipe for a Mac Daddy by the award winning bar trainer Wayne Collins is delicious!

mac-daddy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mac_daddy_06935