HAVE YOU ORDERED YOUR HAGGIS FOR BURNS NIGHT 25TH JANUARY?
Scotland's national dish provokes huge curiosity. We at Walter Rose and Son, are proud to have sourced our Burns Night beauties from the same producer, DH Robertson in Guthrie Port, Arbroath for nearly forty years.
Priced at just £10.96 per kilo, our haggis will make your Burns Night celebration go with a bang!
Chris Livingston, Manager at DH Robertson said
“We have made or haggis the same way to the same original recipe. Simply lamb, beef, oats, onions and spices, nothing more, nothing less. Haggis is basically like an oaty, spicy mince and a great source of iron, fibre and carbohydrate with no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives. We are delighted to supply Walter Rose and Son with our finest haggis. January is our busiest month where we’ll make 5000 haggis – They are popular all year round however so do order them through Walter Rose for any occasion!”
Here are some photos from a busy haggis-making session yesterday afternoon. The haggis are produced in hand-crafted batches of 125, then sent down to us at our Devizes shop!
WHY IS HAGGIS ASSOCIATED WITH SCOTLAND?
The answer lies in poetry and a Scottish writer called Robert Burns. When he wrote his eight-verse ‘Address to a Haggis’ he had no idea that it would be repeated around the globe every January at haggis-fuelled suppers, but after his death in 1796 his friends organised a Burns Supper in his honour and the tradition continues to this day. Burns unwittingly elevated haggis from its humble origins to something iconic so he’s often though about as the patron saint of haggis. While the 25th January is an important date, don’t forget that haggis is a wonderfully flexible dish and can be eaten on any day of the year.
HOW BIG DOES MY HAGGIS NEED TO BE?
500g would feed one with a little spare for leftovers. A family Burns Night celebration would call for one or two kilograms…depending on the size of the family of course.
Jack Cook, Director at Walter Rose & Son said
“Haggis sandwiches are a thing of beauty – I often make them with my leftovers. A haggis lasagne is also delicious and a great way of feeding large groups!”
SO WHAT’S IN IT?
Simply lamb, beef, oats, onions and spices, nothing more, nothing less. Haggis is basically like an oaty, spicy mince and a great source of iron, fibre and carbohydrate with no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives. Each haggis maker will have a slightly different recipe, but this is the way DH Robertson have always made it and we think it’s the best tasting recipe there is!
Our vegetarian haggis, made by Macsween, is a combination of healthy fresh vegetables, mushrooms, pulses, oats, onions and seeds. It is approved by the vegetarian society and is suitable for vegans, but is loved by meat-eaters too.
THAT’S IT, I’M GETTING SOME – WHERE DO I ORDER?
Haggis is available in our Devizes shop - Call us on 01380 722335 to place your order today! Next day delivery available.