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2011 Kosher Whisky Festival

Sunday, Jan 16th 6:00 am - 11:00 am

Do to the Jets Game and Inclemental weather this event has been postponed.

2011 Kosher Whisky Festival

We will begin our night's festivities with an hour of open bar and passed hors d'oeurves to be followed in Burn's tradition by the welcoming speech and the entrance of the Haggis.

A 5 course GLATT KOSHER Whisky pairing menu will follow brought to you by whisky enthusiasts Ari & Gemma White of Gemstone Catering


The entire night to include a selection of Whiskeys of distinction from such distilleries as:


Port Ellen

Caol Illa

Dallas Dhu

Highland Park







Four Roses

Maple Hill

and many many more

$150 ~ All Inclusive ticket advance purchase price

$180 ~ Price at door ~ Space is limited

No Guarantee of entrance without reservation

***Shuttle rides home will be arranged to the Scarsdale/New Rochelle, UES/UWS, Brooklyn & Teaneck/Englewood***


Robert Burns (1759–1796)

A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, sometimes also known as Robert Burns Day or Burns Night (Burns Nicht), although they may in principle be held at any time of the year.

Burns suppers may be either formal or informal. Informal suppers typically include haggis (a traditional Scottish dish), Scotch whisky and the recitation of Burns' poetry. Formal dinners are hosted by organisations such as the Freemasons or St Andrews Societies and occasionally end in a céilidh when ladies are present. However whether they are single sex or not, the formal suppers follow a standard format which is as follows.

Order of the supper

Start of the evening

Guests gather and mix as in any informal party.

Host's welcoming speech

The host says a few words welcoming everyone to the supper and perhaps stating the reason for it. The event is declared open.

All of the guests are seated and grace is said, usually using the Selkirk Grace. The Selkirk Grace is a well-known thanksgiving said before meals, using the Lallans Lowland Scots language. Although attributed to Burns, the Selkirk Grace was already known in the 17th century, as the "Galloway Grace" or the "Covenanters' Grace". It came to be called the Selkirk Grace because Burns was said to have delivered it at a dinner given by the Earl of Selkirk.

The Selkirk Grace

    Some hae meat and canna eat,

    And some wad eat that want it;

    But we hae meat, and we can eat,

    And sae let the Lord be thankit.

The supper then starts with the soup course. Normally a Scottish soup such as Scotch Broth, Potato Soup or Cock-a-Leekie is served.

Entrance of the haggis

Addressing the haggis

Everyone stands as the main course is brought in. This is always a haggis on a large dish. It is brought in by the cook, generally while a piper plays bagpipes and leads the way to the host's table, where the haggis is laid down. He/she might play 'A man's a man for a' that', 'Robbie Burns Medley' or 'The Star O' Robbie Burns'. [2] The host, or perhaps a guest with a talent, then recites the Address To a Haggis

Sunday, Jan 16th
6:00 am - 11:00 am

Lincoln Park Jewish Center
311 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, 10704
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