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Celebrate Robbie Burns Day Jan 25 with these whisky cocktails!

Not that I need another excuse to drink.

Robbie Burns day is January 25th. The famous poet would’ve been 255 years young. He is regarding as a pioneer of the romantics movements and his lyrics have been professed as the primary inspiration to Bob Dylan. 

Robbie Burns birthday is a day to celebrate with haggis, highland dancers and bagpipers.

Or maybe a drink (or two) of fine Scotch whisky. Here are two of my favourites:

 The Famous Grouse

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 Not famous for nothing, The Famous Grouse is Scotland’s no. 1 Blended Scotch Whisky. A smooth blend of some of the most premium single malts including The Macallan and Highland Park. This versatile spirit can be enjoyed neat, on ice, or in a delicious cocktail. Available at your neighbourhood liquor store for approx. $35.00

The Macallan 1824 Series

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A whisky with a long history, The Macallan  is a leader in the industry with its innovative approach to whisky making. This exceptional spirit is finally available in Canada. The Macallan 1824 Series, four unique single malts built on the strength of their vibrant natural colour: Gold, Amber, Sienna, and Ruby. Each of these colours are achieved through aging in the industry’s highest quality sherry casks and the expertise of Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno. The four marques in the series progress from light, citrus notes to bolder and more robust fruity flavours. Prices range from $65 to $299.

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Here are some recipes using the Macallan Gold:

Spicy Ginger Mac
•  1 ounce The Macallan Gold Single
Malt Scotch Whisky
•  1 wedge fresh lime squeezed
•  Top with ginger beer
 
Pour all ingredients over cubed ice,
swizzle.
 
Apples & Spice
•  1 ounce The Macallan Gold Single
Malt Scotch Whisky
•  2 wedges fresh lime squeezed
•  Top with half apple cider, half ginger
beer
Squeeze fresh lime over ice, then pour in
remaining ingredients.

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