Forget about ‘Dry January’. There’s no such thing. Why would our Scottish ancestors, discerning gents of the past, have an almighty celebration involving copious amounts of fine Scotch whisky at the same time as a movement not to drink? The past doesn’t lie my friend. The celebration we’re referring to is of course Burns Night, and it’s happening tonight. You’re going to need a fine tipple to celebrate, so for your drinks cabinet this week is the rather aptly named Whyte and Mackay Supreme 22 year Old whisky.
You’ll know from our celebrations of Burns Night last year that you should be enjoying a very fine whisky tonight. Robert Burns was most certainly a discerning gent so naturally only the best will do. Hence this year we’ve opted for a distinctly Scottish tipple hailing from Glasgow in the form of the Supreme. The deep rich amber hues will be the first thing to attract you like a moth to a flame.
Bottles such as this should be opened to mark an occasion and opening this sets free the wonderful aromas. On the nose the majestic malty tones dazzle your sense of smell. The long aging process has meant the notes have combined into perfect unison. On the palate the nose of this whisky is reflected in the taste. Rich and full flavoured, it’s perfect to sip and savour the taste.
So pour a dram for two for you and your friends and raise a glass to Robert Burns. This is the night for jovial merriment and loud songs, so banish any thoughts of a ‘Dry January’.
Whyte and Mackay Supreme 22 year old (70cl bottle) is available from the Whisky Exchange, RRP from £49.95.
For further information visit www.whyteandmackay.com