Media Alert: Tasting to salute Robbie Burns 250th birthday at LCBO Summerhill Store



    TORONTO, Jan. 20 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:     Consumers can sample single malt Scotch, nibble on haggis and
              enjoy spirited Highland dancing to celebrate the 250th birthday
              of the great Scottish poet Robbie Burns, at the LCBO Summerhill
              store, starting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 24.

              Piper Jack Jackson, attired as Burns, will parade the haggis
              into the event kitchen of the store and deliver the poet's
              immortal, 'Address to the Haggis.' Immediately following,
              champion Highland dancers Kirsten Selvage and Kaitlin
              Richardson of the Scottish Dance Company will perform
              traditional Scottish flings, jigs and reels.

              Bowmore Islay 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky,
              anCnoc 12-Year-Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky and
              Heather Cream, a malt whisky-based cream liquor, will be
              featured at the tasting.

              This year, Homecoming Scotland 2009, a year-long festival
              organized by the Scottish government, is inviting all Scots
              living abroad to return home for the 250th birthday of Robbie
              Burns. For those who are unable to make the trip back, the LCBO
              Summerhill tasting is an opportunity to raise a wee dram.

              LCBO offers some 150 single malts and 40 blended Scotches
              throughout its 605-store network and VINTAGES fine wine and
              premium spirits sections.

              LCBO single malt sales grew by 7.2 per cent in 2008 over the
              previous year. The LCBO sells more than $35 million worth of
              single malt Scotch whisky and more than $93 million worth of
              blended Scotch whisky annually.

    WHERE:    LCBO Summerhill Store
              Event Kitchen
              10 Scrivener Square (Yonge Street south of Summerhill Ave.)
              Toronto, Ontario

    WHEN:     Saturday, January 24, 2009, 11:30 a.m.

              Photo, video and interview opportunities
    





For further information:

For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Layton, LCBO Media
Relations Co-ordinator, Tel. (416) 864-6772, Cell. (416) 589-3729, E-mail:
chris.layton@lcbo.com


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