is a sweet, golden coloured 40% ABV liqueur made from scotch whisky, honey, herbs and spices.


The brand had been owned by the MacKinnon family for a hundred years but was bought by William Grant & Sons in 2014.

It has been produced under contract at the Morrison Bowmore Distillers facility at Springburn Bond, Glasgow since 2010.

The name “Drambuie” possibly derives from a contraction of the Scottish Gaelic phrase an dram buidheach – “the drink that satisfies” – a claim made by the original manufacturers of the drink.

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 2009, Drambuie launched The Royal Legacy of 1745, an upscale malt whisky liqueur.

The 40% alcohol by volume spirit won the Drinks International Travel Retail Award for Best Travel Retail Drinks Launch at the TFWA, Cannes, France in October 2009.

Drambuie received the highest possible score, a “96-100”, in the Wine Enthusiast’s 2008 spirit ratings competition.

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