Macsween Chieftain Haggis serves 16 (nominal weight 3.6kg)

The chieftain haggis, also known as a ceremonial haggis, is the crowning glory of a Burns Night Supper. With its kidney-esque shape and outer animal skin (the only Macsween haggis to have this), it is the type of haggis Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns would have expected to see when he penned his famous poem ''Address to the Haggis"


What role does the chieftain haggis play during Burns Night?


Traditionally the chieftain haggis is piped in to an upstanding audience. The chef carries it in on a silver platter, behind the piper, and is followed by the person who will address the haggis.


The appointed speaker gives a dramatic rendition of Burn's Address to a Haggis with a knife at the ready. After apologising for ‘killing’ the haggis, they then plunge the knife into the haggis and slice it open during the line ‘An' cut you up wi' ready slight'’ meaning 'and cut you up with skill’. The recital ends with the platter being raised above their head whilst saying the triumphant words ‘Gie her a Haggis!’ to rapturous applause.


The speaker then invites the guests to toast the haggis and everyone, including the chef, raises their glasses and shouts 'The Haggis' before enjoying a dram. The haggis is then piped back out to be prepared for dinner.


Macsween haggis, meat or vegetarian, is traditionally served with buttery mashed neeps and tatties and sometimes a whisky cream sauce.

  • Perishable Item - Must be sent Express Delivery
  • Perishable Item - Will be substituted outside UK/EU
  • Meat Products will be substituted for deliveries to USA & Australia
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    £33.75 * VAT EXEMPT
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    Ingredients

    Lamb, Beef, Oats, Stock, Onions, Salt, Pepper, Spices.

    Contains no artificial flavours or colours.

    May Contain Gluten

    UK Delivery

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    Alcohol cannot be sent outside the EU due to customs restrictions. Substitutions to the same or higher value will be made if a product containing alcohol is selected for delivery outside the EU.

    Perishable food can only be delivered within the European Union. Outside of the EU any selected perishable items will be substituted for other items to the same value or higher. Unfortunately, currently we CANNOT SEND HAGGIS TO THE USA, CANADA, NZ or OZ, sorry.

    USA and Australia restrict the import of meat products, these will be substituted if necessary.

    We are currently unable to deliver to Norway due to import restrictions.

    Perishable Items

    Perishable Items

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