When you sang “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s Eve, did you recall that it was first a poem by Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland (1759-1796)?

His birthday, January 25th, is celebrated in Scotland as Burns Night.

Family and friends gather for an evening of good food and company. It’s a warm and happy event much like our Thanksgiving. A traditional Burns’ Supper is served.

Here’s a Burns Night dinner menu.

But dinner or not, we never pass up this once-a-year opportunity to have a box of whisky-infused chocolates from the prominent artisan chocolatier Larry Burdick.

Why do the Scottish spell it “whisky” and the Irish spell it “whiskey?”

Here’s the scoop.
 
 
WHISKY-INFUSED CHOCOLATES

Call them chocolates, bonbons or truffles, this Scotch-infused assortment (photo #1) is available for just a few weeks each January.

This year, the dates are from January 4th through January 29th.

The eagerly-awaited, limited-edition collection of handcrafted bonbons is filled with whisky-infused chocolate ganache.

Some of the finest single-malt Scotch whiskies are used: Glenfarclas, Highland Park, Lagavulin, Macallan, Springbank and Talisker.

The chocolates are available in both half-pound and one-pound boxes.
 
 
SCOTCH WHISKY CHOCOLATE CIGAR ASSORTMENT

Burdick’s signature dark chocolate is infused with fine single-malt Scotch whisky and rolled into gourmet chocolate cigars.

A box of six (photo #2) has three each of cigars made with 10-year-old Laphroaig and 12-year-old Old Pulteney.

You can buy the box, or individual Laphroaig cigars (photo #3).
 
 
MORE WAYS TO CELEBRATE BURNS NIGHT

  • Gingerbread Men In Kilts
  • Robert Burns Poems
  • Scotch & Chocolate Tasting
  • Scotch Whisky Tasting
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    You don’t have to be Scottish to celebrate Burns Night.

    All lovers of food adventures are welcome!

     


    [1] A half-pound box of Scotch Whisky Chocolate Assortment. A one-pound box is also available (all photos © Burdick Chocolate).


    [2] Cigars for the chocolate connoisseur are made in two varieties: Laphroaig and Old Pulteney


    [3] Individual chocolate whisky cigars in cigar-type tubes are made with Laphroaig single malt whisky.

     

      

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