A Master Distiller’s Guide to Burns Night

With Christmas, a distant memory and spring a long way off, the end of January isn’t a traditionally cheerful time unless you follow Scottish tradition and throw a party to rival Hogmanay on the 25th. Burns Night is a celebration of the great Robert Burns, national hero and Scotland’s most beloved poet, and a great excuse to shake off the winter blues.

James McTaggart, Master Distiller at Isle of Arran Distillers who produce the world’s only official Robert Burns Malt, is well versed in how to throw a brilliant Burns Night celebration. Here he shares his top choice of whiskies to accompany the festivities.

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Auchentoshan, ‘the triple distilled Lowland Malt’, introduceert American Oak

American Oak Bottle-hiAuchentoshan, ‘the triple distilled Lowland Malt’, lanceert dit voorjaar in Nederland zijn American Oak.

Aan de rijping van het drievoudig gestookte distillaat op ‘first fill’ bourbon vaten van Amerikaanse Eiken dankt Auchentoshan American Oak zijn naam.

Door ‘triple distillation’ produceert Auchentoshan het sterkste ‘new spirit’ distillaat van alle Schotse distilleerderijen, op 81 % alc. Auchentoshan is de enige distilleerderij in Schotland die elke druppel drie keer distilleert.

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