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January 25, 2012

Happy Rabbie Burns Day to the Poets and Romantics of the World

Robert “Rabbie” Burns 1759 – 1796

Robert Burns is the best loved Scottish poet, admired not only for his verse and great love-songs, but also for his character, his high spirits, ‘kirk-defying’, hard drinking and womanising! He came to fame as a poet when he was 27 years old, and his lifestyle of wine, women and song made him famous all over Scotland.

If you are visiting us, please know we have one of the largest selections of Scotch in Victoria to help you toast the Bard

Robert Burns

A Winter Night

WHEN biting Boreas, fell and dour,
Sharp shivers thro’ the leafless bow’r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv’d glow’r,
Far south the lift,
Dim-dark’ning thro’ the flaky show’r,
Or whirling drift: More

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