Get ready for Burns Night with Albert Bartlett & Glenmorangie
It’s time again to raise your glass to Scotland’s favourite poet. Celebrated on 25th January, Burns Night is enjoyed around the world with a feast of traditional food and drinks. To help set up your own festivities, we asked the famous Scottish brands,Albert Bartlett and Glenmorangie to share their best recipes for a cracking Burns Night. Spoiler alert: they include haggis and whisky.
A family-owned business, Albert Bartlett is today the UK’s leading supplier of potatoes. The story began in 1948, when founder Albert Bartlett started a family tradition of selling good-quality produce by setting up a beetroot-boiling operation in Coatbridge, Scotland. Over the next nine years, the business grew and together with his two sons, Bartlett found a new home for it in Airdrie. Now over 70 years since its launch, Albert Bartlett remains true to its roots and founder’s spirit of innovation, expertise and passion for quality. It also stands proudly independent, with the fourth generation of the Bartlett family now working in the company.Today, Albert Bartlett supplies potatoes from a network of farmers and growers across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Jersey. It’s their expertise and traditional farming methods (which respect the land and the quality of the crop) that makes the Albert Bartlett potato perfection possible.
Speaking of potatoes, check out these spud-based recipes below. You can also shop the full Albert Bartlett range on our site.
Haggis Neeps & Baked Tatties
An uplifting twist on a classic Scottish recipe from Michelin-starred chef Stevie McLaughlin.
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Cullen Skink Fish Pie
This yummy-looking recipe from chef Andrew Fairlie is easy peasy to make at home.
You’ll be surprised how well potatoes and chocolate work together in this succulent dessert.
William Matheson founded the Glenmorangie Distillery in the Scottish highlands in 1843. Inspired by the distillery’s peaceful surroundings on the banks of the Dornoch Firth, Matheson introduced a pioneering single malt whisky that is wonderfully complex and exceptionally smooth. Ever since, the brand has pursued its craft with uncompromising dedication in a quest for whisky perfection. The distillery’s provenance is being celebrated in its award-winning single malt. This pure, smooth spirit which is distilled in Scotland’s tallest stills, and matured in the finest casks, will surely delight malt whisky lovers for generations to come.And here’s a fun fact for all of you whisky lovers: the Glenmorangie stills are the tallest in Scotland. They are 8 metres high with their long copper necks standing at 5.14 metres – the same height as a fully grown adult giraffe! Which means that only the very lightest and purest vapours make it to the top, giving a smoother, more elegant whisky. Pretty cool, right?
Below are some Burns Night-worthy cocktails to shake up at home. You can also find the full Glenmorangie range on site.
The Orange Highball
A squeeze of fresh orange, a serving of Glenmorangie Original, a splash of soda and a dash of tonic. That’s all you need for this fresh and zingy highball.
Layered sweet and sour fruit, with a touch of spiced soda and dark chocolate boldness from Glenmorangie’s Quinta Ruban… that’s Glamor Engine for you.
Ginger Lemon Hot Toddy
Lashings of syrupy spice, dashes of sharp bitters and swirls of silky sandalwood. This delicious toddy is perfect for wintry days.
Packing punches of passionfruit and pineapple, this exotic cocktail brings the mind to hot summer days. One can dream!