Benriach and Macsween invite you to a virtual Burns Night

Whisky and haggis - the perfect combination to celebrate Robert Burns' birthday


On January 25th it will be that time again: As every year, the birthday of the Scottish national poet Robert Burns will be celebrated in Scotland and the rest of the world. Usually big celebrations take place and at Burns Suppers the guests enjoy not only the classic menu Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, but also traditional speeches and all kinds of musical interludes.

This year everything is different. Due to Corona we can only celebrated in the small familiar circles - at least when it comes to real life. However, a number of organizers have switched to an alternative online event: Eating and drinking at home and being connected to others via the screen and following the supporting program live is the motto.

Macsween of Edinburgh and Benriach celebrate a virtual Burns Supper

One of the biggest events of its kind is held on Burns Day by haggis maker Macsween of Edinburgh. From 7 pm GMT / 8 pm CET on January 25, 2021, everyone can tune in via the Macsween Facebook channel and listen to the "Address to the Haggis", the poem „Tam O’Shanter“ and other lectures together.

In addition to the Scottish artist Karen Dunbar and the Piper Calum MacCrimmon, Master Blender Dr. Rachel Barrie from Benriach will shape the program - what would a Burns Supper be without whisky? Of course, everyone has to take care of their own personal supply of haggis and whisky at home, so that it doesn't stop at virtual enjoyment.

Join Macsween and Benriach to toast to Rabbie Burns

“We can’t wait to broadcast our virtual Burns Supper next week and we hope that people across the globe will join us to toast to the Scottish icon that is Rabbie Burns. Although we will all be celebrating rather differently this year, we’ve aimed to create as close to a traditional Burns Supper as possible, complete with haggis, whisky, poetry and Scottish humour“, said James Macsween, Managing Director of Macsween of Edinburgh. “Whether you want to join us whilst you enjoy your haggis at home, simply toast to Rabbie with a dram, or listen to some cracking traditional music performed live, there’s something for everyone.”

Images: Macsween of Edinburgh and Benriach