Robert Burns Night Scotch Tasting

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Robert Burns (1759-1796), also known as Rabbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire, Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets is the national poet and a cultural icon in Scotland. He is most famous for writing Auld Lang Syne.

At Burns Cottage In 1801, on the fifth anniversary of his death, friends gathered at Burns Cottage to hold a memoriam supper. The celebration known as Burns Night has been a regular occurrence ever since with Burns Nights and Burns Suppers held throughout Scotland and the world each year on his birthday.

For this special event, we gathered in a special venue: In 1930, prohibition had been in effect for 10 years as the world was tumbling into the Great Depression. But in that dark year, the Scottish Rite Temple was built by a branch of the secretive society known as the Freemasons. Like a scene from the Da Vinci Code, you will be fascinated by what you discover within these mysterious walls.

Of course, no Burns Supper would be complete without the legendary Scottish delicacy known as haggis! The haggis was brought in with bagpipes and other fanfare, followed by a presentation of the Robert Burns poem, “Ode to Haggis”.

 

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