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Drambuie (dram 'boo ee or dram 'byoo ee) is a honey- and herb-flavoured golden scotch whisky liqueur made from aged malt whisky, heather honey and a secret blend of herbs and spices. The flavor suggests saffron, honey, anise, nutmeg and an herbal earthiness. A jar of honey, shown with a wooden honey server and scones/biscuits. ... Herbs: basil Herbs (IPA: hə()b, or əb; see pronunciation differences) are seed-bearing plants without woody stems, which die down to the ground after flowering. ... An independent bottling of Royal Brackla Single Malt Scotch whisky is whisky made in Scotland. ... Bottles of strawberry liqueur A liqueur is a sweet alcoholic beverage, often flavoured with fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, roots, plants, barks, and sometimes cream. ... Malted barley Malting is a process applied to cereal grains, in which the grains are made to germinate and then are quickly dried before the plant develops. ... Heather may be: In botany, the plant Calluna vulgaris, or, more loosely, various species of the closely related genera Erica and Cassiope, low evergreen shrubs (also called heaths). The term is also used to describe land which is vegetated with these plants; In apparel or textiles, interwoven yarns with a... External links Wikibooks Cookbook has more about this subject: Spice Food Bacteria-Spice Survey Shows Why Some Cultures Like It Hot Citat: ...Garlic, onion, allspice and oregano, for example, were found to be the best all-around bacteria killers (they kill everything). ...

It is produced in Broxburn, Scotland, and can be served straight-up, on ice, or used as an ingredient in a mixed drink, such as the Rusty Nail cocktail. It can also be served as a Flaming Drambuie. A measure is served in a high glass tumbler. The spirit is swirled around gently to give the side of the glass a light coating of alcohol which is then lit. The drinker immediately places their hand over the top of the glass and the alcohol burns the oxygen sealed in the glass to create a noticable vacuum effect. As soon as the flame is extinguished the drinker drains the glass in one go. A variant of this is for the drinker to then put a straw in the glass afterwards and inhale the remnants of the glass through the nose. Broxburn is the name of more than one place in the United Kingdom: Broxburn, East Lothian, Scotland Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the country. ... A Rusty Nail is whisky cocktail generally served in an old-fashioned glass, often over (crushed or cubed) ice. ... A traditional cocktail. ...

The alcoholic content of this liqueur is 40% (80° proof). Alcoholic proof is a measure of how much ethanol is in an alcoholic beverage, and is approximately twice the percentage of alcohol by volume (ABV, the unit that is commonly used presently). ...


The name

The name Drambuie comes from the Scottish Gaelic phrase an dram buidheach, meaning the drink that satisfies. It was coined first at the Broadford Inn in 1893 where it was sold to patrons. // Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... Broadford is the second-largest town on the Isle of Skye. ...


In 1746, Prince Charles Edward Stuart fled to the isle of Skye. There, he was given sanctuary by Captain John Mackinnon of Clan MacKinnon. After staying with the Captain, the prince rewarded him with this prized drink recipe. The original recipe was given in the late 19th century by Capt. MacKinnon to James Ross. Ross ran the Broadford Hotel in the Isle of Skye, he developed and improved the recipe, initially for his friends locally. It was one of these friends who coined the name, meaning "the drink that satisfies". Ross then sold it further afield even to France and the USA. It was Ross who patented it, in London. Tragically he died young, and to pay for their children's education, his widow was obliged to sell the recipe, by coincidence to a different MacKinnon family, in the early 20th century. The MacKinnon family has been producing the drink since. Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Silvester Maria Stuart (December 31, 1720 – January 31, 1788), was the exiled claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and was commonly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. ... Clan MacKinnon is one of the most ancient Highland Scottish clans and a branch of the Siol Alpin. ...

The first commercial distribution of Drambuie in Edinburgh was in 1910. Only twelve cases were originally sold. In 1916, Drambuie became the first liqueur to be allowed in the cellars of the House of Lords, and Drambuie began to ship world wide to stationed British soldiers. In the 1980s, the producers of Drambuie began to advertise the liqueur. More recently work has been done to strengthen the reputation of the brand after a downturn in popularity and sales[1]. , Edinburgh (() pronounced ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is the capital of Scotland and its second largest city. ... The House of Lords is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and is also commonly referred to as the Lords. The Sovereign, the House of Commons (which is the lower house of Parliament and referred to as the Commons), and the Lords together comprise the Parliament. ...

External links

  • Drambuie official site

See also

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DRAMBUIE, DRAMBUIE ON ICE, ON ICE and RUSTY NAIL are trade marks of Drambuie or an affiliated company which may or may not be registered in the jurisdiction from which you are accessing this Website.
Drambuie excludes any liability for any errors or omissions contained in or from information, materials and functions included in this Website except to the extent that such liability may not be lawfully excluded under the applicable law.
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Did You Know? - Drambuie - An Dram Buidheach - The Drink That Satisfies (2098 words)
Drambuie is a golden liqueur based on the finest Scotch malt whisky, sweetened with a hint of heather honey and flavoured with herbs, prepared from a legendary secret recipe.
She still had the recipe for Drambuie and Malcolm realised this would be the perfect opportunity to market the liqueur commercially.
The family passion to maintain the Drambuie company in private hands is a remarkable achievement in the present day of corporate takeovers.
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