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Celebrate Burns Night

Its Burns night this Wednesday 25 January and Majestic staff need no excuse to match up the haggis to some wine and single malts. Here are some top picks from Majestic store webpages

Charlotte in Dundee

“There’s plenty of time to get your wine to go along with those haggis, neeps and tatties.

“Why not try Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva?* The toasted oak and vanilla flavours combined with summer fruit flavours would complement that Scottish delicacy fantastically.

“When it’s time to Toast the Lassies, everyone should have some Malt to hand. Try 12 year old Auchentoshan* or 10 year old Glenmorangie*. If whisky is not your thing, we have Blackwood’s Vintage Gin* which is distilled in Shetland; it makes the perfect gin and tonic. Come visit us at Majestic Dundee so you can celebrate Burns night too.”

Phil in Perth

“Now that we’re a few weeks into the New Year it’s almost time to begin our preparations to celebrate Scotland’s favourite son Rabbie Burns. This Wednesday sees us all delight in the works of Burns and what better way to mark the occasion than with ‘The Chieften o’ The Puddin’ Race’ and a well deserved a single malt! We are very excited to be stocking a limited edition range of single malts from progressive, Hebridean distillers Bruichladdich:

“Bruichladdich Laddie Classic* | Smooth, floral and elegant and matured in American bourbon casks
Bruichladdich Peat* | One of the peatiest Islay single malts around obtained from three strengths of peated barley

“Our store manager, Clare, promises a dramatic rendition of The Selkirk Grace upon every purchase of Bruichladdich!
(…Staff sales are set to sky rocket)”

Chris in Windsor

“With Burns night fast approaching here are a couple of wines that will go fantastically with Haggis and for a more authentic experience a couple of whiskies (uisge beatha) which are sure to make a fantastic evening:

Chateau Aigues Vives Corbieres* | A classically structured southern French red, offering an array of red and black fruit aromas, nuanced with notes of cocoa, rose petal and savoury pepper. A robust tannic backbone provides a long finish.

Highland Park 12yr Old* | With a delicious sweetness (heather-honey is their preferred description) and a warming, silky mouth feel, this is a whisky that never lets you down.”

*Please contact your local Majestic store for availability – have a look at their virtual tasting counter too, along with personal recommendations in the News section.