Top tips for hosting a Burns Supper

on January 25th, tuck into haggis and raise a dram or three to the memory of Scottish bard, Robbie Burns.

On January 25, Scots and people of Scottish descent all over the world celebrate the life and work of the 18th-century bard Robert Burns. At “Burns suppers” from Nairn to Nashville, they’ll make speeches, recite poems, crack jokes, and raise a dram or three of whisky to the immortal memory of Rabbie. And, of course, no Burns Night supper would be complete without a chieftain haggis.

Here are our top tips for a superb Burns Supper:

1. Choose a good quality haggis to be delivered to your door.

All the haggis we stock is made from the finest ingredients. For deliveries within the UK, we’d recommend Macsween, and for deliveries in Europe and overseas, tinned haggis maintains its warm, earthy flavours the best.

“Wonderful service, top quality haggis delivered in a refrigerated package. Highly recommended.” 03/01/2018


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,”Ordered and delivered very quickly we live in Cyprus and order this in for Burns night always excellent delivery.” 22/11/2017


3. Plan ahead if you’re outside the EU

Sadly Haggis UK is 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. Or send us an email. We love to hear from you.

Lee and the Haggis UK team


Updated October 2018

Photo by Dylan de Jonge on Unsplash

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