For anyone who has ever wanted to make their own whisky, Burns Supper might be just the right occasion. But a good scotch is not all it takes …

The British Isles are famous for all kinds of traditions, many of which seem strange or even bizarre to people on the continent. A special evening that is celebrated every year on 25 January in Scotland and wherever Scottish expatriates can be found in larger numbers is no exception. We are talking about Burns Supper, a celebration in honor of the Scottish poet Robert Burns that combines culinary and – in more than one sense of the word – spiritual enjoyment.

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