Looking for a great way to stave off the January Blues? Bring on Burns Night, the traditional Scottish knees-up celebrated in memory of the iconic poet, Robert Burns. To mark this momentous occasion, innovative Scottish distillery, Bruichladdich, is bringing the vitality of its home, the windswept islands of Islay, to London with a host of incredible Burns Night activities.
Enjoy great drinks, decadent Scottish dining, and ceilidh dancing at events all over the city, where you’ll also be able to try the distillery’s four trailblazing spirits: Bruichladdich’s single malt Scotch whisky, Port Charlotte, Octomore, or The Botanist Gin. Meanwhile, for those of you committed to January hibernation, there’s an intimate at-home alternative – The Burns Night Supper Box with a dram of Bruichladdich Distillery Classic Laddie.
Whether you fancy a night-in, or night on the town, Bruichladdich, will make this a Burns Night to remember. Keep reading to see which event takes your fancy!
Black Rock Tavern, the top floor of London’s iconic whisky bar, Black Rock, has been transformed into a traditional Islay pub this winter. Where, punters have been delighting in palate-pleasing whisky flights and highballs, and now, for this special day there’s an extra addition – indulge in a Burns Night special – the limited edition Scottish Whisky Sour Barrel-Aged Beer.
Born out of a love for the whisky sour and beer, this charity beer is a cutting-edge sustainable beverage from sour beer heroes, Vault City, created in partnership with Bruichladdich and fellow environmentally-friendly B Corp Brewgooders.
Brewed in Edinburgh and barrel-aged for a whopping 9 months to infuse it with the characteristic taste of Bruichladdich’s unpeated Islay single malt, this unique beer will transport you straight to the Inner Hebrides! Fancy picking up a bottle? Black Rock is the first and only bar in London where you can source this heavenly thirst-quencher, but with limited stock you better head over early to get your hands on some!
And, did we mention the feel-good factor of this delicious beer? With every litre sold, Bruichladdich will fund 1,000 litres of clean water to communities through Brewgooder’s ‘Billion Pint Pledge’ – so you can sip while doing your bit! Now, that’s a noble cause we can get behind!Find out more.
Celebrate Burn’s Night with Bruichladdich at Milroy’s Spitalfields
Milroy’s, London’s oldest whisky merchant is toasting Burns Night in style at their shiny new Spitalfields location. Fueled by an impressive library of over 1000 different whiskies and a diverse menu of highballs and tastings, Milroy’s Spitalfields is a spectacular spot for exciting Burns Night celebrations. To mark the launch of their sleek Port Charlotte Cigar terrace, the iconic venue will be hosting two epic Burns Night events. And guess what? We’ve got all the juicy details!
The plush paradise that is Milroy’s wouldn’t be complete without The Dram House, it’s seriously swish members-only club. This sophisticated establishment will be pulling out all the stops this January 25, with an indulgent Burns Night Supper from 7pm-9pm. Feast on three-courses of mouth-watering Scottish classics, all perfectly paired with the finest whiskies! And, for those vegetarians amongst us, just email over your dietary requirements to discover an equally delicious meat-free menu.
Once your luxurious dining experience is over, visitors will be able to get stuck into a host of creative Burns Night activities. And those feeling super fancy can cap off the night with a cigar at the elegant Port Charlotte Terrace. With this opulent two hour evening priced at just £75 per person, it’s a Burns Night event you just can’t miss.Book here!
If it’s a foot-stomping night out you’re after, then Bruichladdich’s Burns Night at Milroy’s is the play to be on January 25. From 6pm – 11pm they’ll be hosting an Islay cèilidh – a lively get-together bound to raise your spirits!
Kick things off with a complementary Bruichladdich Highball and a dram, as you prepare for ingenious twists on Burns Night traditions. Enjoy a rendition of the classic ‘Address to a Haggis’, followed by plenty of dancing, bagpipes and brilliant bar games, where you’ll be in with a chance of winning some of Bruichladdich’s rare malts!
You’ll also be able to tuck into traditional Scottish plates and optionally paired whiskies. Ready to raise a dram in Burns’ name? With tickets at £10, you’d be crazy to miss out on the merriment!Find out more and book your tickets!
For those of you who fancy an intimate, at-home celebration of Robert Burns, let us introduce you to the Burns Night Supper Box. Brought to you by Bruichladdich and multi-award-winning butchers Farmison & Co, this kit has everything you need for the ultimate Scottish Shindig at home.
Enjoy the very best free-range delicacies with hand-cut meats from Farmison & Co’s artisan UK farmers. Tuck into rich, earthy artisan-made Haggis, layered with deep yet distinctive flavours and fit for toasting with a delicious wee dram of Bruichladdich Distillery Classic Laddie. And don’t forget the star accompaniment – a perfectly seasoned light, yet rich, Port Charlotte Whisky cream sauce created by award-winning chef Jeff Baker. Make sure to stock up on neeps and tatties, to scoff alongside your Farmison & Co Haggis, Port Charlotte cream sauce and Classic Laddie!Order your box here.