Here’s How To Celebrate Burns Night This January 25

Here’s How To Celebrate Burns Night This January 25

As we have mentioned in the past, January 25 marks the celebration of Burns Night- an important day in the scotch world to observe the legacy and poetry of Robert “Rabbie” Burns. The day brings poetry, song, the scotish dish haggis, and tons of whisky. So to help you observe this occasion we have provided the ultimate guide involving whisky, of course. Whether you choose to enjoy a dram of the spirit or prefer to sip a specialty cocktail, here is our fundamental list that will make Rabbie proud.

The Cocktails

Here’s How To Celebrate Burns Night This January 25

Tam O’Shanter

By NYC mixologist Andrey Kalinin

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Laphroaig® Select Scotch Whisky
  • 1/2 oz. Drambuie® Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Bordeaux Red Wine
  • 3 dashes Orange Bitters
  • Orange Peel (for garnish)

Method:

Add all ingredients together in a mixing glass and stir. Next, strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass (served up). Garnish with a flamed orange twist.

Here’s How To Celebrate Burns Night This January 25

Ode to Whisky Sour

By NYC mixologist Andrey Kalinin

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Laphroaig® 10 Year Old Scotch Whisky
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Honey Syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Ginger Beer

Method:

Combine all ingredients except for ginger beer into shaking tin and dry shake. Next, pour over ice in Collins glass. Top cocktail with ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedge or orange half wheel.

Here’s How To Celebrate Burns Night This January 25

Rabbie Burns

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Arran Robert Burns Whisky
  • .5oz. Benedictine
  • .5oz. Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 dashes Bitter Truth Drops & Dashes
  • Absinthe

Method:

Rinse the glass (coupe) with absinthe. Combine all ingredients and stir. Pour into coupe and garnish with lemon zest.

Here’s How To Celebrate Burns Night This January 25

Ae Fond Kiss

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Arran 10yr
  • .25 oz St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
  • 1 Bar Spoon Burnt Sugar & Cinnamon Syrup
  • 3 Dashes Bar Keep Green Apple Bitters

Method:

Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass. Pour over big ice cube into crystal glass and garnish with Lemon Zest.

Served Neat

Arran Robert Burns Single Malt

This light malt can be enjoyed alone, with water or ice.  It features sweet and creamy notes of honey, toffee-glazed pecans and fresh summer fruits.

Arran 10 Year Old Single Malt

The 10 year-highlights notes of vanilla, citrus and orchard fruits to create a smooth and mellow dram.

Arran 21 Year Old Single Malt

This is the oldest expression of the Arran single malt.  The warm gold complex expression involves notes of dark chocolate, sweet spice with a hint of bitter orange.  It is a limited edition with only 9,000 bottles available.

Machrie Moor 46%

A peated expression is also a limited edition with 15,000 bottles offered with notes of vanilla, raspberry jam, and fresh fruit with an extra punch of peat smoke on the finish .

Laphroaig Lore

Imagine a Laphroaig whisky matured in five unique casks ranging from 7 to 21 years. It creates a rich, and complex gem.

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Notes of toffee and caramel are involved in this expression offering a long finish that alternates between sweetness and smoke.

Laphroaig Caidreas Fino Cask

Toast with friends this expression that was first matured in bourbon casks and then in Fino Sherry casks.  It involves notes of toasted almonds, dried fruit and sea salt.

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