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Aberfeldy and Canvas present a modern take on Burns Night

An at-home evening of whisky cocktails celebrates the Great Scot
Aberfeldy has announced a partnership with at-home cocktail events company Canvas to celebrate Burns Night on 25 January 2022. Hosted by Aberfeldy’s global brand ambassador, Matthew Cordiner, alongside three of the UK's top bartenders, the evening will endeavour to commemorate Burns Night in a more contemporary way by bringing together the old and the new.

Cordiner comments, “As soon as I discovered Canvas – seeing how they elevate the ‘at- home’ drinking occasion – I just knew Aberfeldy would be the perfect fit. Bringing a new element to a traditional Burns Night, together we have produced something truly special to pay tribute to our national poet.”

Canvas was founded in early 2021 by Jonny Shields, a former brand strategist in the drinks industry, and Jess Morgan, a former manager at Dandelyan bar. Linking up with the best bartenders, they develop at-home bar concepts which include drinks, bespoke scents, playlists and short videos.

For this year’s Burns Night, Canvas has brought together bartenders Stephen Mutty, Danny McManus and Kaitlin Wilkes-Back to each create a cocktail inspired by Burns and his poetry, from ‘Tae an Apple’ to ‘The Scots Mile’. The experience also comes with a custom room spray, a curated playlist of contemporary Scottish music and videos hosted by the bartenders – along with Haggis crisps and a toast thereto.

Jonny Shields, co-founder of Canvas, said, “Working with Aberfeldy has been an incredibly exciting process as the brand continues to look at new and innovative ways in which people can enjoy Scotch whisky.”

A Modern Burns Night experience boxes are priced at £55 + postage and are designed to be shared between two. They are available for pre-order now, with a choice of delivery dates (20 or 27 January).