The elixir at the heart of Drambuie was created more than 260 years ago exclusively for Prince Charles Edward Stuart of Scotland. It is a unique combination of aged Scotch whiskies, heather honey and a blend of herbs and spices – a recipe kept secret since 1745.

In the late 19th century the drink became known as “an dram buidheach” – from the Gaelic “the drink that satisfies”, and was subsequently registered as Drambuie is 1893. The first commercial production took place in Edinburgh 1909. It became the first liqueur to be served in The House of Lords in 1916 and became popular internationally as it was taken abroad by the Scottish Regiments in the two World Wars. In the USA post prohibition, it became synonymous with the classic cocktail The Rusty Nail.
Today it’s enjoyed neat, over ice and as a long refreshing drink mixed with soda, ginger beer or ginger ale.