Monday, 14 May 2012

Whisky Liqueurs (Part 1 Scotland)

A guide to the major types and brands of whisky based liqueur, This refers to the present day with mature whisky with other ingredients added. There was a period when words like finest Scottish Highland Liqueur was used on the bottle label as part of the marketing of both single malt and blended whisky so these haven't been included. Also excluded are the modern "Cocktail" mixers
 Scotch based liqueur

Atholl Brose. A traditional herb recipe close to how the whisky spirit was made more palatable, includes oatmeal brose and honey, Now from Gordon & Macphail it contains their Benromach single malt

Brammle made using fresh blackberries, harvested plump and ripe, steeped in golden whisky. A warm liquor with a lingering taste.

Bruadar flavoured with honey and sloe berries. Not overly sweet. Also previously known as Scottish Highland

Cock O' the North contains malt whisky from the Speyside distillery, Blaeberry and a special ingredient known only to The Marquis of Huntly and his son, The Earl of Aboyne.

Columba  Cream blend of Scotch single malt whisky, cream and honey, creates a smooth liqueur based on a centuries-old family recipe for brose. The malt whisky comes from Tullibardine.

Drambuie a sweet, golden coloured 80-proof liqueur made from malt whisky, honey, herbs, and spices. Another old recipe, allegedly supplied by Bonnie Prince Charlie to  Captain John MacKinnon. According to family legend, after staying with the captain, the prince rewarded him with this prized drink recipe. This version of events is disputed by historians who believe it to be a story concocted to boost sales of the drink. Has been in commercial production since 1910.

Drumgrey  consists of fresh Scottish double creams, Deanston Single Malt Scotch Whisky, chocolate, butterscotch, sugar,

Edradour Cream  combination of the finest Scottish cream and Edradour single malt whisky.

Famous Grouse whisky liqueur A soft liqueur from citrus fruit, spices, scotch and bourbon whiskeys. No Longer in production.

Glayva A fusion of the finest aged Scotch malt whiskies, a carefully selected range of spices,
Mediterranean tangerines, cinnamon, almonds and honey. Crafted by Edinburgh whisky merchant Ronald Morrison, the recipe remains unchanged from when it was first created in 1947.

Glenfiddich Well-balanced liqueur from the world's No.1 malt whisky. Blended with honey and spices for a soft, alluring liqueur best enjoyed on the rocks, now discontinued

Glentuttet now finished

Heather Cream is created from the marriage of two of Scotland's finest natural products, fresh double cream and single malt Scotch whisky from the Highland distillery of Balblair.

Hebridean, combination of caramel flavours, spices and Scotch Whisky the unique recipe was  found in a cookery book describing traditional Hebridean recipe

High Peak Vanilla, caramel and whisky are combined

Lakeland  blending caramel, butterscotch and whisky.

Loch Fyne is less sweet than other liqueurs, it has a warming aroma of deluxe 12 year old Scotch whisky, spicy orange cake and a tiny whiff of log fires. flavours of chocolate-orange, whisky and coffee linger on

Lochan Ora  means  "Golden Loch Liqueur". This famous whisky liqueur is made with Aged Deluxe blended whisky from Chivas Regal, sweetened with heather honey and herbs.

Manx whisky or Spirit Matured Scottish whisky re-distilled then bottled as a clear spirit

Murray Scottish Highland Liqueur Renamed as Bruadar

Old Pulteney Liqueur is made from Old Pulteney 12 year old Single Malt Scotch Whisky that has been carefully blended with a selection of natural Highland ingredients to create a truly memorable Scotch Whisky Liqueur with a beguiling aroma and a rich, fruity flavour

Orangerie is made from smooth, sweet Scotch whisky infused with the hand-zested peel of Navalino oranges and subtle accents of Indonesia cassia bark and Sri Lankan cloves

Stags Breath a blend including fine Speyside whiskies and fermented heather honey-comb,

Wallace a single malt whisky liqueur made with Deanston whisky and berries and herbs.

William Shakespear This recipe harks back to Shakespeare's day when whisky was mixed with oranges and caramel. This gives the liqueur a unique tangy flavour while retaining the smooth, silky taste of caramel


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2 comments:

Clélia said...

Amazing Whisky héhé

Wida said...

They're all in lovely bottles!


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