A Scotch for Robert Burns

January 25 was a special day because it marked the 250th birth anniversary of Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet. Of course, who would not have heard of this great poet? A cup of kindness was raised for Burns and the song written by him. Yes, you guessed it right. It is auld lang syne.

In Scotland, celebration is a yearlong affair and you do not need an occasion to raise a toast. However, the Pike Brewing Co. came up with the idea of celebrating the poet’s birth with lovely haggis, whiskey, and ale. The company hosted the Robbie Burns’ Evening in that way. Nothing could be better than that. The guests present there were all praises for the drinks and the food.

The celebration was a wonderful as Ari Shapiro led a tasting of excellent single-malt whiskeys and went on to discuss the culture, history, as well as tastes of drinks from some classic distilleries like Singleton, Lagavulin, Oban, Talisker, and Glenkinchie. Read here to find out more.

Posted by Alison Gourdey on February 04, 2009 in Wine, Spirits & Liquids

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