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Scran season 5: Burns night special 2022

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Welcome to the Scran Burns Night special. On this episode Rosalind and her guests will be talking all things Burns night and regaling you with some words from the bard.

Rosalind is joined by Brian Kinsman, Master Blender at William Grant and Sons who talks about his memories of Burns nights past whilst keeping the secret essence of Drambuie close to his chest. 

Simon Howie, arguably Scotland's most famous butcher, also joins Rosalind and they discuss how the humble haggis has become a staple in many households and just what was behind sending haggis into space last year.

To bring us right up to 2022 Rob Gilmour from Flavourly beer company talks to us Rosalind about Haggis beer - believe it or not!

On this episode there are some clips from our big Burns celebration last year - you'll hear from Alexander McCall Smith, Mark Thomson of Glenfiddich who will address the haggis and Outlander star, Sam Heughan who told us how he would be celebrating the bard's birthday.

Thanks to Ross Miller, whose wonderful music you will hear on this episode. You can find more from him online.

We hope you enjoy this Scran Special - Slàinte Mhaith!

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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