Scotland gives us just enough time to recover from New Year before we have to deal with the birthday of Rabbie Burns, farmer, poet, revenue man and pisshead. It's another official whisky night and this one comes with haggis to soak it up so we don't die too quickly. New year comes with stovies, the recipe for which is somewhat less horrifying than that for haggis. Stovies are a sort of practice haggis for newbies, I think.
There's no smoky-drinky tonight, we'll have an official one at the weekend. With more whisky.
Next up is Valentine's Day. This year I will get to the butcher's early, before they run out of hearts.
In the unlikely event that there's anyone on the planet who hasn't heard of Rabbie Burns, Subrosa has an educational video.
Well, I have to drink more whisky now. It's the law.