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Burns Supper Meets Its Match

It’s Burn’s Night on the 25th of Jan, just next week, when we celebrate the life and poetry of the great Robert Burns!

The Bitter Truth


Inconveniently it falls on a Wednesday! Being a “school night” the idea of drinking copious amounts of malt whisky may appeal but may not be wise. Never fear friends, we’re here for you.

The Bitter Truth (aka Cider Sessions, Vol 2) is a blend of two great tannic apples, Ellis and Ashton Bitters, wild fermented and aged for very nearly two full years in an ex-Speyside whisky barrel before bottling.

There could not be a better cider to pair with a traditional Burns Supper. A soulful winter sipper. Fragrantly sweet, smoky and woody. Yellow plums, baked apple, soor plooms, fine tannins, and sweet oak in the mouth. The sort of liquid poetry of which the great man would surely approve, and at a mere 8.3%, it's perfect midweek drinking!

It’s available now, along with many other of our other creations, via our website  and if you order by noon Monday, the bottles will arrive the next day in good time for celebration. 

For those who can drop by Saturday 21 January to our tasting room near Bromyard, we'll have a bottle open so you can taste a wee dram for yourself.

In the spirit of the great man himself, here's the final verse of his Address to a Haggis poem, always the first item on the programme for any Burns Supper.

“Ye Pow’rs, wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies:
But, if ye wish her gratefu prayer,
Gie her a Haggis” 

Head to the Poetry and Song tab on RobertBurns.org.uk for the full poem, and also an "English translation"!