With Burns Night just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate in style with a glass of Single Malt Scotch Whisky in honour of Robert Burns who has done wonders for his work in the Scottish culture. His best known work is Auld Lang Syne, a Scottish poem written in 1788. At Burns Night events across the world, you will often see men wear kilts and women wear shawls. Special patterns and combinations of colours are associated with different areas, clans and families as with the variations of tartan. Traditional Burns Night parties often include pipers, poem readings, fine Scotch Whisky and classic Scottish food such as haggis and tablets. Our Drinks PR team at Wild Card have put together 3 fine Scotch for your very own Burns Night celebrations:
Glenmorangie Milsean Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Unlike the standard Glenmorangie range, Milsean offers something different with rather special cask finishes. The whiskly is a limited edition single malt aged in ex-bourbon casks with an extended aging process in toasted wine casks, giving it a delightfully fruity and sweet aroma. Expect citrus and summer berries on the palate with just a tiny hint of smoky flavours on the finish. At Wild Card, we recommend drinking it neat with just a drop of water, perfect for all occasions.
Old Pulteney 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This 21-year-old whisky from the Highlands is for the true connoisseurs. The liquid is matured in ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry casks and packaged in an impressive classic bottle design. It has rather spicy and dried fruit notes followed by a rich, bitter-sweet warmth on the palate. It is hard to find another whisky for a special winter occasion than this beautifully crafted Single Malt Scotch awarded the best whisky in the world by “Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.”
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This Islay style whisky is made for the bold and adventurous. The Laphroaig Quarter Cask has a rather unique production method. The liquid is first matured in ex-bourbon barrels, before being transferred to smaller casks for further aging. This increases the contact between the liquid and the wood which draws out more flavours and brings out Laphroaig’s distinctive peatiness. The Laphroaig Quarter Cask has won countless industry awards since it was released. Expect a robust, smoky aroma on the nose followed by a fresh, sweet and spicy flavour on the palate. This is a wonderful whisky to pair with seafood such as oysters and smoked salmon.