Episode 17

Published on:

31st Jul 2020

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.


Wikipedia article on Drambuie

Difford's Guide Article on Drambuie

Rampant Scotland Article on Drambuie

Wikipedia Article on Charles Edward Stewart

William Grant & Sons

Contact Information:

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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.