A TOAST TO BURNS AT SCOTLAND’S OLDEST DISTILLERY
Scotland’s oldest and most visited whisky distillery will celebrate our Bard Rabbie Burns this year with a programme of activities to be compered by a founding member of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, winners of BBC talent show When Will I Be Famous?Glenturret distillery, home to The Famous Grouse Experience, will open the doors to its Burns celebrations on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January.
Stuart Cassells, founder of the world renowned Red Hot Chilli Pipers will be thrilling guests with his own rendition of Address to a Haggis and Robert Burns himself – in the form of leading actor Christopher Tait – will be talking about his life and performing iconic poem Tam o’ Shanter.
The weekend celebrations will also see Jack Badcock, this year’s finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year take up residence in the Glenturret Café to sing the songs of Burns.
Traditional fare including haggis, neeps and tatties will be served in the recently refurbished Glenturret Café and a range of exclusive offers will also be available to buy from the gift shop including a limited edition Rabbie Burns 50cl – a 37 year old blended whisky of the finest single malts – exclusively created to mark the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns’ birth.
A whisky blending and tasting session will be available on both days led by Brand Ambassador Lucy Whitehall with tours of the distillery running as normal.
Tracy McCafferty, General Manager, The Famous Grouse Experience, commented:
“As the spiritual home of Scotland’s favourite whisky we are keen to raise a toast to Burns and celebrate our national poet.
“There will be free entry to the cafe to watch Stuart Cassells from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers toast the haggis and we’ll also have Christopher Tait, the best Burns lookalike, performing Tam o’ Shanter.”
For more information please visit thefamousgrouse.com or to book a tour please call 01764 657 005 or email [email protected].
Please note: The access road from the A85 to The Famous Grouse Experience will be closed for road works over the weekend of January 25th and 26th however the distillery is open all weekend and can be accessed by following the diversion via Gilmerton which takes approximately 10 minutes.