â€œFair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!â€ Today is Robbie Burns Day. Admittedly not the biggest foodie event on the calendar but I could not resist a nod to the fair Haggis especially after stumbling on this site for Crawfordâ€™s Scottish Butchers. You have to go and see the excellent pictures of generations of Scotsmen parading the treasured haggis. Rather than choking down a chunk of Haggis (apologies to haggis lovers out there), a better tribute to old Robbie Burns would be toast the bard with a fine glass of scotch. At one point in my career I worked for United Distillers who represented such fine single malts like Cragganmore, Oban , Lagavulin and Glenkinchie. I no longer can afford such luxuries (not that I could then either, but there was always tastings of the good stuff) so I will be raising a glass of Ballantineâ€™s from my liquor cupboard. Regardless, I invite you to raise a glass with me, in the poets own wordsâ€¦ And there's a hand my trusty fiere, And gie's a hand o thine, And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught, For auld lang syne. Translation... come on and have a drink with me, for old timeâ€™s sake. Click here to sign up for Christine's Food for Friends e-newsletter!