A big thanks to everyone who joined us last night for our Robert Burns celebrations, kicked off with a rousing rendition of Burn's ode to drink by actor/author Chris Humphreys:
Let other poets raise a fracas
"Bout vines, an' wines, an' drunken Bacchus,
An' crabbit names an' stories wrack us,
An' grate our lug:
I sing the juice Scotch bear can mak us,
In glass or jug.
A packed room listened to ambassadors from prominent whisky producers from Scotland, Ireland and Wales wax poetic about their Whiskies; Isle of Arran (Scottish Distiller of the Year 2007), Cooley Distillers (European Distiller of the Year 2008) and Penderyn Welsh Whisky (recognised worldwide as one of the finest malt whiskies).
A toast from Chris Humphreys.
With the "educational" part of the evening over, the lovely Cumbrian Singers and celtic duo Tóg go bog é, entertained with traditional music and song.
The Welsh Cumbrian singers.