January 25th marks a special day for Scottish natives and whisky aficionados. It’s a day to commemorate the legacy of Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns. Each year Scotland and fans of the poet celebrate Burns Night – a traditional Scottish dinner accompanied by few drams of whisky.
Choosing the proper whisky for Burns Night depends on personal taste of course. But if you are looking for something truly sophisticated then The Macallan has the perfect aged expressions and specialty cocktails to celebrate. The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old is matured in a combination of sherry-seasoned American and European oak casks. The whisky has sweet spicy notes that are balanced with the unmistakable honeyed vanilla and bright citrus flavor of American Oak. The Macallan Double Cask 15 Years Old‘s sweet and warm taste was received by bringing the perfect harmony of two oaks into one exceptional single malt whisky. The Macallan Sherry Oak 18 Years Old has matured in exceptional sherry-seasoned oak casks from Jerez. A full-bodied palate of mature oak, ginger and raisin flavors is complimented by a light mahogany natural color.
For those who prefer things a little differently this Burns Night, we have selected the best The Macallan whisky cocktails.
The Macallan Great Scott
- 50ml Double Cask 12 Years Old
- 1 Sugar cube
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- Clear ice
- Garnish – orange twist
Combine sugar bitters and The Macallan into a mixing glass. Stir over ice until chilled and strain into a rocks glass over a clear block of ice. Garnish with an orange twist
The Rob Roy
- 50ml Sherry Oak 18 Years Old
- 15ml sweet vermouth
- 1 dash angostura bitters
- 2 dash orange bitters
- Garnish – Luxardo cherry
Add ingredients to mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir for 30 seconds and single strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry.
- 2 oz Double Cask 12 Years Old
- 0.75 oz Fresh lemon juice
- 0.5 oz Honey
- 1 Dash Angostura bitters
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice, shake until chilled, strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
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