The taste of Drambuie is the result of infusing a unique blend of aged Scotch whisky with a secret combination of spices, heather honey & herbs. Its origins can be traced to a secret recipe created for Bonnie Prince Charlie by his Royal Apothecary in the 18th Century. The elixir was infused with spices such as cloves for their medicinal purposes, and saffron to give the liquid its rich golden colour. It became the Prince’s personal draft, and he drank a few drops each day for strength and vitality. A unique Highland spirit - it is most certainly royal in appearance, exquisite in taste and deliciously potent.
The name Drambuie is derived from Scots Gaelic An Dram Buidheach and means "The Drink that Satisfies". By the end of prohibition in 1933 Drambuie had become a very popular drink in the speakeasies of the East Coast, due to its ability to mix well with the raw American prohibition spirits and mask their unrefined flavours. These early concoctions became the forerunners to the famous Rusty Nail. Its exact origins are uncertain but we know that it first appears on the menu of an infamous New York club in the early 60s. At a time when the legendary carousing of the Rat Pack came to prominence, the Rusty Nail was adopted by the scene, confirming the drink's iconic status and establishing its place in pop culture history.
The process by which Drambuie is made has remained largely unchanged over the years and remains a secret known only to a few in the company to this day.
Herbs, spices and Scottish heather honey are carefully measured and blended by hand to that original recipe.
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