Whether you’re getting involved in a virtual Burns Night celebration or simply raising a dram to ‘Rabbie’ from your front room, Aldi has a selection of haggis and award-winning whiskies to choose from this January. Plus, wine pairings and cocktails for those who aren’t so keen on drinking Scotland’s largest export neat!
Highland Black Scotch Whisky (£12.99) beat whiskies nearly double the price to win a coveted gold medal at the Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters. Created using a range of the finest Speyside and Highland Malt whiskies blended expertly together with the grain whisky from Girvan in the Lowlands of Scotland. Each oak cask used in creating Highland Black is matured for the very minimum of eight years before being selected by a master blender to create the final award-winning blend.
Highland Black (or in fact any Aldi whisky) pairs well with Haggis. Aldi is proud to be stocking two delicious haggis options this January to get shoppers into the Scottish swing of things. Aldi’s classic Scottish Haggis (£1.59) is a tasty meaty and peppery blend of lamb, beef, onion and oatmeal, capturing the traditional haggis taste. While the brand new Veggie Haggis (£1.59) with its hearty blend of vegetables, seeds, oats, pulses and warming spices, is perfect for those looking for a less traditional but warming treat.
Another gold award winner, ideal for shoppers more partial to a classic single malt can try Aldi’s premium multi award-winning Glen Marnoch Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (£16.49). This traditional peat-smoked whisky featuring scents of heather, rich nuttiness and lingering smoky-sweet malty notes, makes it the perfect accompaniment to a Scottish smoked salmon canape.
For the non-whisky drinkers who still wish to celebrate with Haggis, neeps and tatties, swap out the Scotch for a juicy red wine such as Aldi’s Specially Selected Australian Shiraz (£5.99), with notes of succulent black cherries, ripe black plum fruits and traces of sweet spice, this supple blend will compliment rather than compete with the peppery haggis.
While those opting for another Scottish delight – the traditional Cullen skink, a thick soup made with smoked haddock, potatoes and leeks, can pair the dish with a clean, fresh Chardonnay such as the Estevez Chilean Chardonnay (£4.99) which is packed with fruit and freshness.
We know whisky isn’t everyone’s preferred tipple, so for those who prefer it with a mixer – ideal for those new Scotch drinkers – why not Toast to the Lassies with Aldi’s Burns Night whisky cocktail, which combines Single Malt Scotch Whisky with sweet and sharp notes of Rhubarb, Apple and Ginger.
Burns Night Whisky Cocktail
-50ml Scotch Whisky
-10ml Whisky Liqueur
-10ml lemon juice
-20ml cloudy apple juice
-1 teaspoon of Aldi’s Specially Selected Sweet Rhubarb and Ginger Preserve or stem ginger in sugar syrup
Aldi has today announced it is bringing back its iconic and award-winning finger lickin’ Chicken King Kebabs (£4.99, 924g), which will hit aisles from 8th March. Fans will be able to meat the famous Peri Peri and Lemon & Herb Chicken King Kebab again, as well as a brand-new Butter Chicken variant, which is coming soon, in time for summer.