A true Scot, Robert Burns liked his whisky, his haggis and his women. Not necessarily in that order. If you need any further proof that he was Scottish through and through, legend has it that he was extraordinarily bad at football; a handicap which didn’t stop him playing for his home team in the West of Scotland Sunday League.
There will be a non-traditional celebration of the Bard at The Blind Pig on Byres Road on Tuesday 25 January.
The Blind Pig promises that this ‘won’t be an evening littered with poetry, nor will we pipe in a haggis, however you’ll come to realise why Robert Burns wrote about, and enjoyed, our national drink; a pleasure that was never too far from Rabbie’s grasp’.
The menu includes dishes such as a mini game pie and home-made brown sauce with smoked butter mash and Shetland salmon stuffed with smoked beetroot and tamarind syrup. The five whiskies range from the Glenfiddich twelve year-old to their 21 year-old whisky.
Brought separately, the five whiskies would not be far off £35 but today’s stonking Big Deal offers: £35 for a four course meal with coffee for one person at The Blind Pig including an expertly matched Glenfiddich whisky with each course and guidance from a whisky professional; a 53% saving on the standard £75.