If you’re celebrating Burns Night this week then here are James Viner’s recommended wee drams

EACH year, all around the world, people celebrate the memory of Scotland’s most famous bard, Robert Burns, by holding Burns Night suppers on and around his birthday tomorrow (January 25]. Here are two tasty tipples to toast the poet who wrote: “O Whisky! soul o’ plays an’ pranks! Accept a Bardie’s gratefu’ thanks!” – Robert Burns (1759-1796) Slàinte mhath!

PLUMP, RICH & VEGAN-FRIENDLY SUPERMARKET HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT…
12-Year-Old Highland Single Malt Whisky (£20 offer until 13 Feb, then back to £23.49, Co-op)
This is a top-quality single malt that should grace any Burns Night supper. The sherry-cask influence is apparent from the start, along with butterscotch, marzipan, ginger biscuit-spice, candied orange peel, almonds and chocolate. Your haggis, neeps and tatties merit nothing less. Sure to appeal to fans of the Dalmore 12 year old who want to save some cash. Raise a dram to Rabbie and join the party. Alc 40%

Co-op 12 YO Highland Single Malt 

BARGAIN BASEMENT, MEDAL-WINNING, SUB-£20 SINGLE MALT SUPERMARKET
SPLENDOUR…
Glen Marnoch Limited Release Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (£17.49, Aldi)
Squeezed between Aberdeen in the east and Inverness to the west, Speyside is to whisky what Bordeaux is to red wine. This bottle is all warming, silky, spicy cinnamon, toffee, butterscotch, heather and marmalade, with a gentle note of vanilla spice and dark
chocolate. Great value for money. Alc 40%

Aldi’s Glen Marnoch Limited Release Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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