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Kick off 2021 with an inventive Burns Night

As 2021 stretches out in front of us, we’re determined to face whatever challenges this year brings with hope and optimism. To everyone who supported us in 2020, thank you. Together, let's keep that spirit of community going for 2021!

Happy New Year,


Joy at Portobello


Get Fired Up for a Joyous Celebration

It’s Burns Night on the 25th January - an unmissable date in the whisky calendar. And while it’s tempting to think of it as an antiquated affair, that’s not how we see it. In his day, Robert Burns was a radical poet, so we want to honour him by doing things differently.

We’ve teamed up with British chef, restaurateur and food writer Stevie Parle from JOY in London to inspire you to mark the event with something a little more experimental. He’s designed a special ‘Not a Burns Night Burns Night’ menu of langoustines, pot-roast venison and a whisky-infused walnut cake, all designed to pair wonderfully with Hedonism, The Story of the Spaniard and The Spice Tree.

If you’re London-based, you can order the meal to enjoy at home here. But if you’re further afield, why not take some inspiration from Stevie and get creative in your own kitchen to mark the celebrations on the 25th? And if you’re looking for a cocktail to kick off proceedings, we recommend The Unholy Alliance. Of course, wherever you are, you can always shop for our whiskies here.

Whatever you choose, let’s celebrate Burns Night the Compass Box way.
And above all, share and enjoy!

PS: Tradition calls for a reading of poetry by Robert himself on the night. If that's part of your plans, we'd also recommend adding something from Brian Bilston to your list as well. His words are a genuinely delightful reflection on life in the current times.

Download The Spice Tree & Chocolate Walnut Cake Recipe Here