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TL;DR: Burns Night takes place on Jan. 25 this year. Looking to celebrate? We’ve lined up all the best whiskies to help you mark the occasion.
Burns Night is a celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns, and that means eating haggis, reciting some of Burns’ most famous lines, and yes, maybe enjoying a wee dram of the brown stuff.
To help you mark the occasion, we have lined up all the best whiskies from across the web. We know a lot of you will be attempting Dry January this year, and we’ve got your back. We’ve also tracked down an alcohol-free alternative that should still provide Burns Night vibes.
These are the best whiskies to try for Burns Night 2022:
Aerolite Lyndsay from The Character of Islay Whisky Company — £37.95
£44.95 (save 16%)
10-year-old single malt peated whisky sourced from an undisclosed distillery on Islay and rested in a mixture of bourbon barrels and Spanish oak sherry quarter casks.
This blended Scotch whisky features a core of Islay malt with Speyside malt and Lowland grain whiskies. It’s an approachable blend that boasts smoky depth with a light, fruity, and fragrant character.
Darkness 8 Year Old — £49.95
This eight-year-old bottle is an intense sherried whisky finished in specially-coopered Oloroso sherry octaves. What you get is a bold flavour of amaretti biscuits, candied orange, and raisins.
An easy-drinking blend with a global character. It’s warming and spicy, with floral honey and underripe apple and pear.
An incredibly rare opportunity to try a fantastic example from a distillery with only two official UK distillery releases. How rare? This release was limited to just 183 bottles.
Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire. — £34.95
Non-traditional 10-year-old Islay single malt takes the fuss out of whisky. A deliciously smoky single malt Scotch whisky.
Lyre’s American Malt Non-Alcoholic Spirit — £23.50
£29.99 (save 22%)
No, it’s not Scotch whisky, but this non-alcoholic option captures the essence of an American classic bourbon malt with distinct and contemporary flavours.
There should be something for everyone in this list, with rare and celebrated bottles, simple options for modern whisky drinkers, and punchy styles for experienced whisky fans. We recommend checking out everything in this list, and picking the bottle that best suits you. As always, be sure to drink responsibly.