The San Diego Scotch Club will be hosting our Burns Night Supper with special guest and sponsor Forbes McMullin of Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia.
What is a Burns Supper? Well, you can get the “official” description here, but in reality it’s just an excuse to eat, drink scotch, and wear kilts.
Robbie Burns is Scotland’s most famous poet, who wrote Auld Lang Syne and other things that tended to involve food and scotch. In keeping with tradition, we’re going to have a grand ol’ time with a lot of great scotch and dinner.
If you google “Burns Supper”, you may notice that it is traditionally chock full of a lot of formal rituals that we will be liberally abbreviating in favor of enjoying scotch. After the Address to a Haggis, complimentary haggis will be served for those of us brave enough to sample.
And of course there’s Scotch Club’s proudest cultural classic, the Drunken Poetry Contest will be held for the prize of a lovely bottle of scotch and a booby prize for the worst.
DRUNKEN POETRY CONTEST RULES (participation is voluntary)
Glen Scotia 25yr (for the poets)
No more than 8 lines
Must include a reference to whisky or scotch
Make us laugh – seriously, no middle-age angst or dead dog poems unless you want the booby prize
Haikus are just fine
BRING YOUR KILT
Loch Lomond Original
Loch Lomond 12yr
Loch Lomond Single Grain
Inchmurrin Madeira Wood Finish
Glen Scotia Double Cask
Glen Scotia 15yr
Glen Scotia 18yr
Glen Scotia Victoriana
Glen Scotia 25 (for the poets)
Pan Seared Salmon – Fresh Atlantic salmon served over a mashed potato and sauteed veggies with balsalmic glaze
Beer Braised Short Ribs – Boneless short ribs braised for hours in coffee stout served over mashed potato
Sirloin Strip Steak – NT strip steak grilled to perfection with a whiskey peppercorn sauce, and beer battered fries