Here at MANjr we look to educate you with the arts and some history. Today marks the celebration of Burns Night. It is a day where people honor the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns. He has written an abundance of Scots poems. The poet’s birthday is January 25th, but people may celebrate his day at any time of the year. Burns Nights are most common in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

This year, Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky wants to help you get in the Burns Night spirit. The 200-year old Scotch whisky has launched a new video in honor of Burns Night 2016, the latest iteration of its internationally acclaimed #OpinionsWelcome campaign. Scottish poet Elvis McGonagall is featured in the video below called “Ode To Laphroaig,” giving a nod to Robert Burns’ renowned “Ode To A Haggis” traditionally recited on Burns Night.

To go along with the poem are two cocktails that would make Robert Burns proud.

Laphroaig Feast Toddy


1 part Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

1/2 part ginger liqueur

3 parts hot apple cider

Fresh ground cinnamon

Directions: Build in a pre-heated coffee mug. Garnish with a lemon wedge studded with cloves and a dash of fresh ground cinnamon.

Laphroaig Ode To Scotland


1 part Laphroaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

1/2 part maple whisky

1/2 part butterscotch liqueur

2 parts fresh pressed apple juice

Flamed orange peel

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

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