Chocolate for Burns Night. If you need something more simple, grab a quality dark chocolate bar (photos #1 and #2 courtesy Burdick Chocolate, photo #3 courtesy Laphroaig).
Luke Scotch? Like chocolate? Combine both on January 25th.
On that day, the birthday of the great Scottish romantic poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) is celebrated. Family and friends gather for Burns Night, an evening of good food and company.
A traditional Burns’ Supper (Scottish supper) is served. It can consist of beef pie, cock-a-leekie soup, colcannon, haggis, nettles and tatties, smoked haddock and more.
Perhaps, some of Burns’ most popular poems are read: A Red, Red Rose; To a Louse; To a Mouse; Tam O’Shanter, Ae Fond Kiss and perhaps most appropriate to the occasion, Address to a Haggis.
You could celebrate with dinner, with a cup of tea and some shortbread, or with a dram of Scotch.
But that dram would be so much better with a box of the Robert Burns Whisky Bonbons from L.A. Burdick Chocolate.
Available for just a few weeks, these chocolates are infused with a variety of fine Scotches, including Macallan, Glenfarclas, Talisker, Springbank, Highland Park and Lagavulin.
A half pound gift box is $42.00.
Don’t tarry: Order yours today at Burdick Chocolate.
Finish the evening with Burns’ most famous poem, set to a folk song:
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
We twa hae run aboot the braes
And ther’s a hand, my trusty friend,
You can sing along with this bagpipe version of Auld Lang Syne from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.
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