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Whisky Pairings: Picking a Whisky for Burns Night

Writer: Liam Hetherington 24/01/2018

As we are now out of the holiday season we hit the bleak month of January. Everyone is recovering from Christmas and New Years and getting back in the swing of things at work, which really makes January go on forever. As the month goes on more life is brought back to you and Burns night is upon us.

This celebration of Scotland's treasured poet is a jovial and light-hearted affair. We attend Burns suppers with friends, sing songs, dance, eat some fantastic Scottish fayre (mainly haggis, neaps and tatties), have a dram or two and of course, read his poetry. It's a nice way to set us up for the rest of the year and there is no better way to honour the Bard of Ayrshire than attending one of these jamborees.

This celebration will of course involve whisky, so we thought we would help you choose the perfect one for the event.

The general consensus for the perfect Burns Night whisky pairing is for a smoky, peppery Scotch with a subtle sweetness. Some recommend such great drams as Talisker and Highland Park. But that's such an obvious route to take! We are independent bottlers, and better still we bottle an award-winning Islay whisky which perfectly hits every flavour note to bring out the best in your Burns Night Supper.

Stalla Dhu Islay

A robust, smoky single malt, Islay whisky that opens with a peppery smokiness before lashings of salted caramel, wrapped up in a maritime finish. The smooth and delicate balance excites your taste buds and will work as a perfect alcohol accompaniment this Burns Night. This will make sure you have the best Burns night you possibly can.