In Scotland we love nothing more than a good knees up and a reason to celebrate. Burns night is a date in the calendar (Friday 25th January) that all haggis, whisky and bagpipe loving Scots look forward to every year.
Packed with tradition a Burns supper is a perfect way to celebrate our very own bard, Rabbie Burns.
If you are thinking about hosting your own Burns supper this year, we have compiled a quick guide to help you with the traditional order of ceremony:
1. Piping in of the guests - The traditional Scottish instrument, the bagpipes, features highly and is the welcoming sound that signifies the start of the supper.
2. The Selkirk Grace - A prayer to usher in the meal.
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.
3. Address to the haggis - The loudest and most energetic speaker of the evening will entertain the crowd with a recital of Burns' Address to the Haggis as the haggis is ready to be cut.
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye worthy o' a grace
As lang's my arm....
4. The supper - tuck into Scotland's most famous and traditional meal, haggis, neeps (turnip) & tatties.
After the meal their will usually be entertainment, more Burns poems, whisky and chat for the remainder of the night.
Have a great burns night from us all at Angels' Share Glass.
Below is a list of some of our best selling products at this time of year all making perfect Burns night gifts or additions to the table:
Whisky Water Dropper - £20.00
The hand crafted whisky diluting dropper allows finer control releasing one drop of water at a time.
Glass Quaich - £19.95
The tradition of The quaich Scottish Gaelic "cuach" meaning drinking cup or "cup o friendship" dates from the Scottish Highlands from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Glass Hip Flask Funnel - £10.00
There are two options: the Thistle Spirit Bowl Funnel, which has the opening flat at the top, and the Millennium Spirit Bowl Funnel, which has the opening at a 45° angle on the side.
Glencain Glass, Jug and Dropper Set - £69.95
Perfect for hosting your own tastings with friends and family or simply for enjoying a personal tasting for one. Enjoy your favourite three whiskies on your own oak stave.