Hunmanby distillery creates whisky tasting set for people to celebrate Burns’ Night at home

Unable to host its annual Burns’ Night supper at its Hunmanby distillery, the team at Spirit of Yorkshire is encouraging people to have an online celebration to celebrate Robbie Burns’ birthday on Monday (January 25).

By The Newsroom
Monday, 18th January 2021, 9:15 am
Libby Barmby is pictured with the Filey Bay Tasting Set.
Libby Barmby is pictured with the Filey Bay Tasting Set.

Spirit of Yorkshire’s Libby Barmby has prepared a social media campaign to mark the birth date of Scotland’s famous poet. It includes links to Filey Bay’s new Tasting Set, a Jamie Oliver recipe, a suggested poem and a tasting and nosing video.

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Scottish born of Yorkshire descent, Ms Barmby has organised the popular Burns’ Night supper since 2018 and said she was disappointed not to be welcoming people.

She said: “We have developed a special Filey Bay Tasting Set that includes three of our most popular drams, plus flavour profiles of each and a guide to tasting whisky. We have coupled that with a recipe, poem and a video link to help newcomers to whisky to nose and taste the spirit.”

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