Review: Burns Night at TST | The Umbrella Project

Review: Burns Night at TST

January 26th saw us celebrate the life of Scottish national poet and waxer-lyrical on Red, Red, Roses, Rabbie Burns for another consecutive year.

Doors opened at 5pm and the brilliant wit who is Will Conway started us off nicely with some spoken word, reciting some of his own work and – of course – a fair bit of Rabbie’s.

Then came the traditional Address To A Haggis, which was fittingly conducted just as the complimentary haggis Scotch eggs were landing on the tables.

And they were washed down in style thanks to Tam O’ Shanter, our dedicated mixed drink serve which was available for £6 all night long.

It featured a healthy measure of Glenfiddich’s experimental IPA cask, as well as some Cardamom Syrup and Vermouth to balance it all out.

Glenfiddich were in for the whole month, featuring heavily in our trio of Whisky-based serves and marking the last of our Whiskey Wednesday initiatives – we’ve got a brand new one coming your way next month.

Soundtracking the rest of the evening we had Rennie of The View. He turned up the Scottish vibes in serious fashion, throwing out everything from The Proclaimers to Annie Lennox to keep the customers satisfied ’til the wee hours.

All in all, a great night and a fitting tribute to the Bard of Ayrshire. ‘Til next year, folks.

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