A Nuisance at the Heart of Burns Night?
Our furry friend, the Haggis!
The first Burns supper was held in 1801 and in the 200+ years since then, new traditions have been added. However, the sentiment remains the same: paying tribute to Scotland’s national poet. What better way to do that if not with a Scottish drink like Nuisance, alongside a wild haggis!
Robert Burns, a famous Scottish poet and lyricist, conveyed his love for Haggis, the Scottish delicacy with a poem address to a Haggis. That poem is always the first item on the agenda at a traditional Burns Supper.
But what about the Haggis itself? Did you know that its primary ingredient is a well known Nuisance? The wild Haggis is a wiry-haired creature that has long held a beloved place in Scottish heritage. These remarkable rodents have made the highlands their home for millennia. And although they are integral to Scotland's national dish, they are notoriously difficult to catch. With long legs on one side of their bodies they can traverse around mountains at ease outrunning hungry Scots (although only in one direction).
That must be partly why while Burns remarks on the cheerful visage of the haggis (“Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face”), he makes no mention of the highlands wild beastie...
So, this Burns night, make sure you toast the wild haggis with some Nuisance. Check out our "Mixology" section for cocktails