Tam's Tall Tales

- Fancy a Drambuie?

Distinctive Drambuie Bottle - Graphic via Wikimedia Commons

100 million Might Do It.
In terms of history, Drambuie's must be approaching 23 carat. In 1745, Bonnie Prince Charlie was on the run after being routed at the Battle of Culloden. In Skye, the chief of the Clan Mackinnon assisted the prince who rewarded him by giving him the recipe for the mixture of whisky, honey and herbs that make up Drambuie.

The brand has remained in the Mackinnon family to this day, but now is up for sale. It is possible that a whisky distiller such as Grant's ( Glenfiddich) or The Edrington Group ( The Famous Grouse ) would like to add Drambuie to their drinks cabinet, making their own version of a corporate Rusty Nail - a Drambuie and Scotch Cocktail.

If you want to read more about Drambuie and its colourful history, Scottie has an illustrated article at Did You Know? Drambuie

Please give me whatever feedback comes to mind via tamfromrampant@gmail.com.

Tam O'Ranter
May 2014

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