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Despite its looks, which most of all reminds pure whiskey, the Drambuie ("the satisfying beverage"), produced in the Scottish isle of Skye, is mostly made of honey, a mixture of plants and herbs. This is a strong liqueur (40%) with a very sweet and characteristic flavor. The drink is generally consumed neat on the rocks in a lowball glass, or used as a base for cocktails.
The Drambuie company was officially founded only in 1914, but the original recipe was invented as early as 1745 by the Scottish Prince Charles Edward Stuart, while he was fighting with his armies against the English in the famous Battle of Culloden. The Prince may have been defeated, but the recipe, which he left to the Scottish Mackinnon family, to thank them for sheltering him, has won big-time: years later it has become the famous beverage known to us today, thanks to the family that cultivated and distributed it.