Arran distillery honour Robert Burns with whisky

IT’S no secret that Robert Burns was a fan of our national drink, so it’s with little doubt that he would raise a smile to know that people would be drinking a whisky named after him, on a night created in his honour.

The Robert Burns Single Malt. Picture: Arran Distillery
The Robert Burns Single Malt. Picture: Arran Distillery

Burns, who wrote many poems inspired by (and in some cases dedicated to) whisky, was an exciseman by trade and once famously (if the stories are to be believed) captured a smuggler’s ship singelhandedly. However, he was always quick to turn a blind eye on occassions where whisky was involved and always championed the drink in all its forms.

Now, Arran distillery are giving you the chance to toast the man himself on Burns Night.

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The Robert Burns Single Malt from the award-winning whisky producer, is the only whisky endorsed by the World Robert Burns Federation, making it the perfect choice on January 25th.

James MacTaggart, Arran’s master distiller, said: “With this expression of the Robert Burns Single Malt we are extremely proud to have created a drink to honour Scotland’s most famous son.”

“Sweet and creamy with notes of honey and toffee-glazed pecans, it’s mellow tones lend themselves to whisky cocktails while it’s nuanced flavour means it’s also delicious enjoyed on its own over ice.

“This makes the Burns Malt perfect for those throwing more alternative Burns Night celebrations that don’t necessarily stick to the bag pipes, haggis and Selkirk Grace model. In the inclusive spirit of Burns Night, it’s a dram that welcomes newcomers to whisky without sacrificing depth of flavour.”

Robert Burns was born just across the water from Arran in Ayrshire, and the Isle of Arran Distillers is a patron of the Robert Burns World Federation.

• Retailing at £29.99, the Robert Burns Single Malt is available to buy online at and in specialist whisky stores.