Top tips for hosting a Burns Supper

Between November and January, hundreds of expatriate Scots and haggis lovers are busy planning their Burns Suppers. We know this because we’re rushed off our feet making sure your traditional, veg and flavoured haggis arrive in the UK, Europe and selected countries on time.

Here are our top tips for a superb Burns Supper:

Statue of Robert Burns in Dumfries, Scotland.
Statue of Robert Burns in Dumfries, Scotland, unveiled in 1882

1. Choose a tasty haggis to be delivered to your door.

All the haggis we stock are made from the finest ingredients. For deliveries within the UK, we’d recommend Macsween, and for deliveries in Europe and overseas, Grants haggis and Stalys haggis maintain their warm, earthy flavours the best.

“I have been very impressed with the company’s efficiency and service: from my initial tentative enquiry about delivery to Finland to actual receipt of my haggis well within the estimated delivery time. This is one very satisfied customer.” 23/01/2014

2. Pick a delivery date that suits you

Haggis UK has an international reputation for great service and delivery. Our purpose is to make sure your haggis arrives at your door when you need it, wherever you are in the world (with the exception of USA, Australia, Norway and Singapore). A recent client explains,

“After contacting haggisuk.co.uk with a very late request for a shipment to Germany, the company could not have been more helpful. The haggis was in my hands in Cologne 18 hrs after first contact with Haggisuk.co.uk. Excellent service and excellent Haggis, I will definitely be ordering from next years Burns Supper Haggis from Haggisuk.co.uk, perhaps with a bit longer notice though.” 27/01/2014

3. Plan ahead if you’re outside the EU

Sadly Haggis UK are not permitted to send any meat products to the USA, Australia, Norway or Singapore. For other deliveries outside the EU, please check for local restrictions as we cannot be responsible for any possible customs delay, restrictions or additional fees. In these cases, we recommend that non-EU customers make arrangements to collect from us for onward transport to their destination as it provides the customer with direct control of their local clearances and delivery.

4. Cook up a feast

Despite the complexity of flavours within a haggis, it is really simple to prepare. Take a look at our guide on how to cook haggis. It includes helpful advice on portion sizes too.

5. Don’t forget the haggis-friendly condiments

Traditionally, haggis is served with a creamy whisky sauce, but if you’d like to try something a little different, we’d recommend a redcurrant sauce with a hint of whisky and horseradish. Sure to add a little spark to the evening.

Most importantly of all, have fun!

Share with us your top tips for Burns Night and Burns Supper on our facebook, twitter and google plus. Or send us an email. We love to hear from you.

Lee and the Haggis UK team

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