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Celebrate Burns Night With Laphroaig

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

Ingredients:

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

Ingredients:

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.

More Flavors Will Be Getting A Kickstart From MTN Dew

As we all know MTN Dew Kickstart like to fuses three awesome things – an energizing blast of Dew with real fruit juice and a kick of caffeine – and today, the brand introduced four new bold flavors to the lineup – Midnight Grape, Watermelon, Blueberry Pomegranate and Blood Orange.

“Since the brand’s introduction in 2013, MTN Dew Kickstart has been an incredible success – one of our most exciting innovations of the past decade – and we’re continuing to give guys the bold new flavors they’re asking for with the introduction of Midnight Grape, Watermelon, Blueberry Pomegranate and Blood Orange,” said Greg Lyons, senior vice president of marketing, Mountain Dew.

In conjunction with the release of these new flavors, Mountain Dew will build upon its “It All Starts With a Kick” campaign, launching a robust 360 degree marketing program including engaging digital and social media, broadcast and out of home advertising, merchandising and experiential activations.  And, for the first time since 2000, Mountain Dew will return to the Super Bowl with a hilarious TV ad that combines fan-favorite ad elements and is guaranteed to have fans talking.

The new flavors are available at retailers nationwide beginning on January 25, 2016.

Reebok X Mighty Healthy Create The Furylite Chukka

2016 looks to follow 2015 in regards to Reebok brining heat for sneakerheads. Reebok is teaming up once again with Mighty Healthy. Following the success of their summer Ventilator release, Reebok Classic has collaborated once again with Mighty Healthy, to drop a meaty Furylite Chukka silhouette for the cold winter months.

The two brands have partnered to inject a dose of athletic luxe style into the Furylite Chukka sneakerboot, for a shoe that’s functional yet fashionable. A supportive mid-top offers extra coverage to protect from the harsher conditions while durable rope laces ensure a secure fit for optimum comfort. Premium pigskin nubuck overlays are executed in timeless collegiate navy and layered with black perforated leather underlays for a unique and contemporary aesthetic. The sleek, dark colorway of the upper contrast against the white and grey speckled midsole and gum outsole, for an eye-catching design detail. Subtle branding details include the Reebok logo featured on the tongue and sole, and Mighty Healthy embossed on the ankle casing.

The Reebok Classic x Mighty Healthy Furylite Chukka launches January 5th, retailing at $100 from Reebok.com, Sneaker Trader and EXTRA BUTTER.