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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur - Matt Birchard EPISODE 17, 31st July 2020
Episode 17: Drambuie
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Episode 17: Drambuie

Episode 17 features Drambuie. A Scotch whisky liqueur. This is the Bonnie Prince Charlie's Drambuie.

Enjoy this episode with some Drambuie!

Drambuie's official website: https://www.drambuie.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlie brings Drambuie to the Isle of Skye
  • 1746 - Drambuie is given to Clan MacKinnon
  • 1870s - John Ross, owner of the Broadford Hotel on the Isle of Skye gets the recipe for Drambuie
  • 1893 - James Ross, son of John, registers a trademark for Drambuie
  • 1908 - Drambuie is made in Edinburgh by James Ross' widow Eleanor
  • 1914 - The Drambuie Liqueur Company Ltd. is formed by Malcom MacKinnon, from Eleanor Ross
  • 1916 - Drambuie is the first liqueur accepted to the House of Lords
  • 2014 - William Grant & Sons acquires Drambuie

Key Cocktail:

Most people first have Drambuie in a Rusty Nail, a cocktail synonymous with Drambuie.

Rusty Nail:

1.5 oz. Drambuie

1.5 oz. Scotch Whisky

Twist of lemon.

Pour over ice, add the twist and serve.

References:

Wikipedia article on Drambuie

Difford's Guide Article on Drambuie

Rampant Scotland Article on Drambuie

Wikipedia Article on Charles Edward Stewart

William Grant & Sons

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