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Tae The Bard

A toast like no other


Robert Burns is the world's favourite poet and each year he is celebrated across the globe, as people sit down together at Burns Suppers to share in his work and his legacy. While poetry is a key part of these celebrations, food and drink also plays an intrinsic role. In this episode of the Tae The Bard podcast series we discuss how Scotland's national drink whisky has become synonymous with celebrating Scotland's national bard.

Our guests know better than most how a wee dram has woven itself into Scotland's cultural fabric. Jaclyn McKie has worked for Isle of Arran Distillers for 14 years, the only working distillery on an island that was once home to many of the illicit stills on the west coast of Scotland. Graham Littlejohn is deputy director of the Scotch Whisky Association, which is tasked with promoting and protecting the whisky industry in Scotland.