Forget Haggis: Celebrate Robbie Burns Day with Scotch Eggs + DEWAR'S® Blended Scotch Whisky

Tommy's Egg Kitchen and Scotch Egg Club set to pop up in Toronto

TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Forget haggis. Scotch eggs may just be the perfect culinary delight to pair with a whisky cocktail. This Robbie Burns Day, scotch lovers have a new, hip way to celebrate as Tommy's Egg Kitchen and the Scotch Egg Club prepares to pop up and make its Canadian debut in Toronto. 

First launched in Brooklyn last fall, Tommy's Egg Kitchen - a speak easy style pop up, presented by DEWAR'S Blended Scotch Whisky - will open to the public January 25th for one night only to host a scotch egg competition hosted by acclaimed Scottish chef James Forrest.

The culinary competition will feature six renowned chefs from across Canada who will compete for the title of best scotch egg. Guests will have the chance to eat and judge, tasting each of the finalists' scotch eggs to determine the ultimate winner. Each scotch egg will be paired with a DEWAR'S cocktail for the ultimate combination of Scottish fare. Scotch lovers are invited to purchase tickets at: eventbrite.ca

The Scotch Egg Club, which will take place in cities across North America is designed to celebrate two of Tommy Dewar's great passions:  whisky and chickens.  In addition to producing the finest whisky, Tommy Dewar and his sons raised a collection of pedigree chickens which laid some of the best eggs. This was the origin of the relationship between scotch eggs and whisky. 

"Burns night represents a fun evening to celebrate the best of Scottish culture, cocktails and cuisine", said Forrest. "We are excited to welcome Torontonians in our kitchen to watch this competition unfold over a lively evening of music and fun." 

The Details

What: DEWAR'S Scotch Egg Club
Where: Tommy's Egg Kitchen, 667 King Street West, 2nd Floor
When: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 from 7 P.M. - 10 P.M.
Cost: Admission is $25 (must be 19+). *Price inclusive of event entry, live band, chef competition, cocktails, scotch eggs and chicken games. Available at eventbrite.ca

Scotch Egg Club Inspired Cocktails:

Looking to serve inspired cocktails at home this Robbie Burns Day? Here are a couple recipes that pay tribute to the famed poet and cultural icon in true Scottish style.

THE DARB 
2 oz. ABERFELDY® 12 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
1 oz. MARTINI AND ROSSI® Vermouth (Sweet Vermouth)
3 Dashes Bittercube Corazon bitters
Garnish with lemon twist
Stir and strain
Glass and ice – rocks / large cube

PENICILLIN
1.5 oz. DEWAR'S12 Blended Scotch Whisky
.75 oz. Lemon juice
.75 oz. Honey/Ginger syrup
Aromatize with Smoky Isla Whisky
Garnish with Candied ginger
Shake and strain
Glass/ice – rocks/cold draft

OL' TRUSY NAIL 
1.5 oz. CRAIGELLACHIE® Single Malt Scotch Whisky
.5 oz. B&B® Liqueur
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Garnish with orange twist
Stir and strain
Glass/ice – rocks/large cube

WILHELM SCREAM 
1.5 oz. DEWAR'S 12 Blended Scotch Whisky
3 oz. Green Tea
3 oz. Soda Water
Garnish – lemon twist
Method: build
Glass/ice – hi ball/cold draft

ABOUT JOHN DEWAR & SONS

John Dewar & Sons Ltd. employs 300 people at seven locations throughout Scotland. The Company currently operates whisky distilleries in Aberfeldy, Macduff, Aultmore, Craigellachie and Nairn with ageing, blending, bottling and packaging facilities in Glasgow and additional maturation facilities in Poniel in Central Scotland.

DEWAR'S® Blended Scotch whisky, the world's most-awarded blended Scotch; WILLIAM LAWSON'S® Blended Scotch whisky, the world's second fastest growing Scotch; and the single malt brands of ABERFELDY®, AULTMORE®, CRAIGELLACHIE®, THE DEVERON® and ROYAL BRACKLA® are part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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SOURCE John Dewar & Sons

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