On January 25th, one of Scotland’s greatest celebrations will be upon us: Burns Night.

Burns Night is an institution of Scottish life, dating back to 1801, which commemorates the life and poetry of one of the world’s most popular writers, Robert Burns. Traditionally celebrated with a Scottish supper featuring Haggis, Burns Night is a unique dining occasion you won’t want to miss out on.

Celebrate Burns Night 2016 with Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

To Drink

This year, raise a glass to Robbie Burns with Laphroaig®. You can always enjoy a dram of Laphroaig 10 Year Old neat, but we also recommend mixing things up with a cocktail. Check out these two recipes:

Laphroaig cocktail recipe, Feast Toddy

Feast Toddy

Laphroaig® Feast Toddy

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Laphroaig® 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • 1/2 part Ginger Liqueur
  • 3 parts Hot Apple Cider
  • Fresh Ground Cinnamon

Preparation: Build in a pre-heated coffee mug. Garnish with a lemon wedge studded with cloves and a dash of fresh ground cinnamon.

Laphroaig cocktail recipe, Robbie Burns

Ode to Scotland

Laphroaig® Ode To Scotland

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Laphroaig® 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • 1/2 part Maple Whisky
  • 1/2 part Butterscotch Liqueur
  • 2 parts Fresh Pressed Apple Juice
  • Flamed Orange Peel

Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

To Eat

Looking for a little inspiration? For an elevated dining experience on Burns Night, Laphroaig has worked with chef Patrick McCandless, in conjunction with DinnerLab, to create a modern twist on a traditional Burns Night meal:

  • Course 1: Scotch Broth – pearled barley, charred onion, root vegetables, tallow toast
  • Course 2: Cured Scottish Salmon – crispy sunchokes & potatoes, cultured cream, preserved lemon
  • Course 3: Charcoal Roasted Cauliflower – soubise, herb crumble, leeks, farmer’s cheese
  • Course 4: Smoked Lamb Haggis – sour cabbage, neeps & tatties, stone fruit mustard
  • Course 5: Whisky Oatcakes – popcorn custard, barley malt, bramble butter

Learn more about Burns Night celebration here.