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​What is Burns Night?

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The origins behind Burns Night actually go back to the poetry of Scottish bard Robert Burns. Burns’ birth is celebrated across Scotland with food, drink, speeches and, of course, renditions of Auld Lang Syne.

Auld Lang Syne, Burns’ most celebrated work, is sung at New Year's Eve celebrations in Scotland, parts of the United Kingdom, and other places around the world when the clock strikes midnight.

Burns Night falls on the same date each year - January 25, the date of Robert Burns’ birth.

Most of us have probably celebrated it at some point by having a ‘wee dram’ of Scottish whisky or tentatively tucking into some Haggis. Traditionally, haggis is served alongside mashed ‘neeps and tatties’ which are turnips, swedes and potatoes. Of course as an accompaniment to the meal, Scotch whisky is the ideal drink!

So if you are celebrating Burns Night, we hope you have a great night. If you’re looking for some fantastic Scottish whiskies then look no further. Hops & Barley stock a number of specialty Scotch whiskys including Douglas Laing Epicurean & Old Pulteney 17 years old which will go down great with your Burns Night guests!

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