What does Corney & Barrow have to do with Robert Burns?

”A man perpetually in the paroxysm and fears of inebriety is like a half-drowned stupid wretch condemned to labor unceasingly in water; but a now-and-then tribute to Bacchus is like the cold bath, bracing and invigorating.” So said Robert Burns, a man celebrated annually in Scotland and around the world on January 25th. Burns was […]

A Bluffer’s Guide To Drinking In The Eighteenth Century

September 2016 marks the 250th year since the cellars were dug at our shop in Ayr. Part of our celebrations include historical reconstructions and tastings. So here’s your guide to eighteenth century etiquette. It was a turbulent time when the cellars were dug at 8 Acadamy Street. Secret societies with different allegiances to continental powers […]