A Brexit Burns Night!  See the source image

In the welcoming halls of Laird Bob McHarris and with Big Ben's Brexit bongs on the horizon, we decided to mark the historic 'divorce' with the European Union by sampling two European whiskies... but of course we couldn't celebrate the Immortal Robbie Burns without enjoying a superb Scottish whisky as well!

Our first whisky was Belgian Owl - with a beautiful aroma of conference pears with a hint of banana, from a punchy 46% whisky from Fexhe-le-Haut-Clocher (ask Alan if you want the correct pronunciation!), matured only for 3 years and made entirely from Belgian hops and water.

Our second whisky was an unusual dram (to say the least!) from Cognac, France -Brenne Cuvee Speciale - twice distilled in copper stills normally used in Cognac production.  It proved to be the least favourite whisky since the WACWAC was formed three years ago - by everyone!

Our third whisky thankfully restored the quality bar up high again - Inchmurrin 18 yo from the Loch Lomond distillery with its delicious rich, deep honey aroma and warming strong oak taste with background notes of orange.

Amongst renditions of creative Burns poetry (spoken like natives of course!). our superb host Bob also fed us with cock-a-leekie soup, a Haggis-neeps-tatties pasties and delicious cranacan, finished off with a range of great cheeses..

The evening was another great WACWAC classic...

Many thanks to Bob for his superb hospitality.