As one of the greatest Scottish celebrations comes around the corner, here at Hogarths we want to pay homage to the event that will have Scots singing for all to hear this weekend. 

Saturday 25th January pays tribute to the Scottish poet Robert Burns and is known as ‘Burns Night’ and celebrated around the world. With the traditional dish of Haggis, Neeps & Tatties served and celebrations commemorating Burns’ poetic works, the festival has been a Scottish tradition for over 200 years. 

As Hogarth’s hosts some of Scottish most famous spirits, we thought there was nothing better than to celebrate the best of Scottish spirits and raise a glass to Burns Night. 

Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,

Great chieftain o’ the puddin-race!

Edinburgh Gin

Created within the heart of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh Gin is committed to the excellence of gin crafting and developing an innovative, inspiring and intelligent portfolio of world-class gins that pay tribute to wonders of all things Scottish. 

From their classic London Dry to Bramble & Honey, their gins pack a punch when it comes to flavour. Infused with fantastic fruits and beautiful botanicals, we can proudly promise that whichever Edinburgh bottle you go for, you will have a G&T to remember. 

For a brilliant Burns Night, we recommend – Edinburgh Raspberry Liqueur perfectly served with fresh raspberries and topped with Schweppes Lemonade. 

His knife see rustic Labour dicht,

An’ cut you up wi’ ready slicht,

Eden Mill Gin

A premium gin made in Scotland, made traditionally by hand in copper pots. You won’t find a vast or computerised gin production tanks at Eden Mill. All ingredients are sourced ethically and locally from verdant fields and wild coasts of Scotland.

Eden Mill boast a core gin range which includes the botanically rich Golf Gin and their pale pink Love Gin (a particular favourite of ours. As well as a wide range of gin liqueurs, all can be found in your local Hogarths. Flavours include Raspberry, Vanilla & Meringue, Mango & Pineapple and Spiced Rhubarb Crumble.

Scotch Whisky

As the symbolic spirit of Scotland, Whisky has been the drink of choice for Scots for many, many years. All Scots spell it whisky (its the Irish who give it an extra “e” whiskey). The difference in spelling comes from translations of the word from the Scottish & Irish Gaelic forms.

Many will raise a ‘dram’ this weekend whilst enjoying the festivities of Burns Night and join the millions of Scots worldwide enjoying this superb Scottish spirit. 

Here at Hogarths we serve a wide range of Scotch Whisky as well as whisky twits. From Bell’s, Famous Grouse, Glenfiddich and Haig Clubman – all scotch whiskys. To our more aged whisky selection which includes Evolution, Ben Riach and Glen Dronach.

Consumed by Robert Burns himself, and his favourite tipple might we add, Whisky has become the greatest export of Scotland for years. With a value of £4.359 billion, Scotch whisky exports accounted for around 20% of all UK food and drink exports. Did you know the law around naming Scotch Whisky? Only whisky produced in Scotland and aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 3 years can be classified as Scotch Whisky. So with very specific rules around its creation and production, it’s no wonder the Scots love it so much. 

Here at Hogarth’s we love all things Scottish, so this weekend, if you need an excuse to head out this weekend – we definitely don’t.

 Raise a dram to Burns and take a cup o kindness for the sake of auld lang syne.