Our Top Whiskies for Burns' Night

It doesn't matter whether you're throwing a Burns' Night supper, or just fancy a drop of something strong to keep the winter chills out, every chap should have a bottle of Scotch in his alcohol armoury. Purists drink it neat, others like a cube or two of ice, while some add a dash of water to 'open it up'. Whatever you like to do to yours, here are five great whiskies to try... 

Angus loved it on the rocks

Highland Black 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky 

Proof that price isn't always an indicator of quality, this is a multi-award winning biscuitty tipple. Blended from grain and malt whiskies throughout Scotland, it has a great complexity and tastes fantastic. £12.99, aldi.co.uk


Glen Moray Port Cask Finish Whisky

Soft on the palate with warm butterscotch flavours and a raisin and berry finish. Crack this one open with a hot chocolate pudding for an extra comforting end to a meal. From £23.95, royalmilewhiskies.com 


The Glenrothes Select Reserve Malt Whisky Speyside

A blend of vintage malt whiskies from Glenrothes, this has a silky character with hints of vanilla, warm spice, rich fruits and citrus. A sure-fire hit! £37, waitrose.com

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The bottle reads 'light and delicate' and that's certainly true. A smoky whisper lies throughout, with light crisp-fruity notes and a mellow honey sweetness. Great value. £20.50, sainsburys.co.uk


Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky Black Rock

Crammed with everything you'd want to smell around a bonfire, this warming whisky is big on flavour. Treacle, cocoa, burnt orange and hints of smokey peat create a smooth and rounded spirit. £52.65, thewhiskyexchange.com


Burns' Night, the annual celebration of acclaimed Scottish poet Robert Burns, is on 25 January.

Find out more at robertburns.org


Hide comments (0)


  • No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Tuesday, 26 May 2020

PLEASE NOTE: If you have a specific question for DAD.info or for other dads, please post it on our Forum.

We may use your email address to respond to you about your comment. View our Privacy Policy for more details.