Taking place on the 25th January every year, Burns Night is one of the biggest celebrations of the calendar for Scots and because whisky is at the heart of those celebrations, its appeal runs around the world.
The traditional Burns Night Supper proceedings call for plenty of toasts with Scotland’s national drink, so even if you’re having to come together over Zoom this year, there are still ways to enjoy this most Scottish of nights with a good Scotch whisky.
Which whisky to go for depends on your preferences (without having to think about what your guests might prefer this time) but here are some recommendations:
- Arran’s Robert Burns Blend – An obvious choice for this occasion, it’s officially endorsed by the Robert Burns World Federation and is light with a hint of smoke.
- Dalmore King Alexander III – Not a cheap option for sure, but having been matured in six different types of barrels (wine, madeira, sherry, port, Marsala and bourbon), it’s a special and complex Scotch for a special night.
- Regions of Scotland Whisky Tasting Set – On this most Scottish of nights, why not treat yourself to a tour of the five Whisky regions of the country with this set of 3cl drams?
- Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera – A rich and spicy whisky with a touch of candied fruit, it’s a perfect way to celebrate Burns Night.
- Glen Grant 10 year old – If you’re looking for value without compromising on quality, this Speyside single malt is a great light choice with notes of citrus fruits.
So, whatever whiskies you choose for your Burns Night drams, here’s how you can make it work this year: