With the bards birthday this week, we’re celebrating 258 years since the birth of Robert Burns and his memory seems to grow each year. Traditionally celebrated with a meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, it’s a dish that will be eaten all over the world on the 25th January, which is the day Robert Burns was born in 1759.
Burns famously wrote an address to the Haggis…
Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!
Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye worthy o’ a grace
As lang’s my arm.
The address is usually said after the haggis has been piped in and the haggis is then toasted with a dram of whisky. It’s a great way to enjoy a dram too.
If you’re feeling peckish and struggling to wait for your haggis, then we would obviously suggest having a packet of jerky handy in your sporran to keep you going! With it’s slightly peppery taste it complements a dram of your favourite malt whisky perfectly.
How are you celebrating Burn’s night this year? Will it be with a dram and haggis, neeps and tatties with your family or are you attending a formal Burns Supper?
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