Super Burns Supper


Single malt whisky, Robert Burns, Ae fond kiss, Burns Supper

Scots celebrate the life of poet Robert Burns (aka the Bard) on 25th January, traditionally with HNT (haggis, neeps and tatties).

Of course it’s not a Burns Supper without the HNT, but stovies – a meat and potato stew – is a good alternative and provides excellent digestive ballast for an evening of whisky tasting, poetry and song.

Scottish stovies

For a starter try smoked salmon and creme freche on potato scones, or canapé mac’n’cheese.

Scottish food - smoked salmon, macaroni cheese balls

For dessert you can’t beat cranachan: toasted oats, cream, honey, raspberries and whisky. As a novelty try deep frying mini Mars bars in an Irn Bru batter (yes Scottish people really do this).

Deep fried Mars Bars

Have a great Burns Supper and should auld acquaintance be forgot

Additional photography @kathryn_mcc..

See also Stovies: Scottish soul food and Burns night.


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