Haggis is traditional Scottish delicacy eaten on Burns Night. It’s a savoury pudding containing sheep’s pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach though now often in an artificial casing instead. But, butchers Macsween sought more exotic ingredients to create world’s most expensive haggis. This famous delicacy will cost you £4,000 ($5,680) and includes Highland Wagyu beef, raised on a Perthshire farm where all cattle has its own name; white summer truffle from France, considered ‘diamonds of the kitchen’ by chefs the world over; and black pepper (tellicherry) from India, which can only be grown at a latitude of 2,000-3,000 feet above sea level.
For extra decadence, the 4kg haggis comes with edible 24 carat gold to sprinkle on top. It can be made to order and will be presented in a handmade wooden cask.
Macsween’s managing director James Macsween said: “Robert Burns’ famous poem transformed the humble haggis into a world icon and this year we wanted to put a luxury twist on the occasion. This latest creation demonstrates the dedication and craft that goes into every single one of our products. Good haggis making is an art and we wanted to highlight this.”
Although most people won’t likely be able to shell out the necessary cost for the luxury haggis, Macsween assured that the butcher shop also offers other quality products at more affordable prices.