Macsween Haggis to host virtual Burns supper - with haggis and Benriach whisky giveaway

Macsween Haggis is heading online to host a virtual Burns supper this month - and is launching a giveaway to celebrate.

Published 4th Jan 2021
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

Popular haggis brand, Macsween, will play host to what they hope will be the largest virtual Burns supper this month.

Taking place on 25 January, the haggis company will be joined by comedy actor Karen Dunbar and Dr. Rachel Barrie, master blender for Benriach distillery on Macsween’s Facebook page at 7pm on 25 January.

The online celebration of Scotland’s national poet will be held at a time when many will be at home instead of taking part in the usual celebrations with friends in person.

James Macsween, managing director of Macsween of Edinburgh, said: “Burns Night is a special time of year that combines haggis, whisky and poetry with lots of fun and laughter.

"We didn’t want anyone to miss out because of the times we live in. That’s why we are inviting people from across the world to join Macsween with Karen Dunbar, who is a stand out favourite at Burns Suppers, and the trailblazing master blender Dr. Rachel Barrie from Benriach distillery, to unite people from across the globe to celebrate Robert Burns’ life and work.

“We hope you can join us in what we hope will be the world’s largest virtual Burns Supper.

"The first 100 people to direct message us on our Facebook page will be sent Macsween Burns Supper kits featuring our new 400g veggie haggis, which is suitable for vegans, our classic haggis, and some Benriach whisky - perfect for two to share and toast the bard.”

The competition

Macsween will open the competition on its Facebook page on Monday 11 January 2021.

The first 100 people to direct message the account to say they will be attending the event will receive a specially created gift set of Benriach and classic and vegetarian Macsween Haggis for two.

For further information on the competition and virtual Burns night, please visit their Facebook page, and note that terms and conditions apply.

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Macsween of Edinburgh is a third generation family business which handmakes multi award-winning products including classic haggis, vegetarian haggis, which is vegan friendly, and black pudding.

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