Drambuie is a liqueur made from a secret blend of Scotch whisky and Scottish heather honey combined with herbs and spices. To this day it is blended by hand and the making process has barely changed since it was brought to Scotland in 1745. The whisky base is made blending the finest Speyside and Highland malt whiskies, as they are well known for their smoothness and subtle flavours. After the whisky is blended, it is then married with heather honey, herbs and spices to create the Dambuie Elixir. Drambuie has a distinctive and complex full-bodied flavour and it is a bright, deep golden colour. A drink perfect for all occassions. Try it straight or mixed with soda or ginger beer.
The Royal apothecary created Drambuie’s secret recipe in 1746 for medicinal purposes for the rebel Prince Charles Edward Stuart. The Prince soon started drinking it every day and it became known as his personal draft. After the defeat in the Battle of Culloden the King’s men pursued the rebel Price and he eventually escaped to the Isle of Skye after being helped by John MacKinnon, the chief of the Highland MacKinnon clan. As a gesture of thanks, the Prince shared his secret recipe with his saviour. In 1873 the recipe was passed on to John Ross, a hotel owner on Skye, so he could start making it for his hotel guests. The liqueur was so successful that they trademarked the name they had given it and in 1909 the first commercial bottle was finally produced. The name Drambuie means “the drink that satisfies” in Scots Gaelic. It is shortened from the full name “An Dram Buidheach”.
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