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Object ID 001158

Object Name Prince Charles Edward's Liqueur Drambuie

Object Desc Empty brown bottle with red cap made by the Drambuie Liqeur Co. LTD. Edinburgh.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001010a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Breweries


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Speakeasy Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords alcohol,Drambuie Liqueur Co. LTD.,Liqueur,beverages,

Title Prince Charles Edward's Liqueur Drambuie

Description An empty brown glass bottle with a red cap made by the Drambuie Liqueur Co. The cap is a cork that has the word Drambuie printed across it. The labels on the bottle are gold, red, and white. The first label is located near the bottles neck. It says it is the Skye Isle Liqueur and had a crest in the middle. The second label says Prince Charles Edward's Liqueur tradmark Drambuie and it is patent by the U.S. The slogan is "the link with the '45." On the bottom of the label it explains how the liqueur came to be. It is 23/32 quarts and 80 proof. On the bottom of the bottle is some raised lettering saying Scotland. On the back side of the bottle is another label that is black, yellow and gold. It has an image of a crown and says who the manufacturer is and who imported it. W.A. Taylor and Company in New York. There is a paragraph explaining how the liqueur came to be today.


Approx Collection Date

Height 8.75

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 3.75

Circumference 12.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details 4.25 inches in the necks circumference. 1.5 inches for the caps diameter.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Drambuie Liqueur Co. LTD. Edinburgh

Maker Details The story of Drambuie begins over 267 years ago in July 1746. Bonnie Prince Charlie was on the run, after defeat at the Battle of Culloden had ended his hopes of restoring the Stuarts to the throne of Great Britain. John MacKinnon, helped the Prince escape from The Isle of Skye. In thanks for his bravery the Prince gave John MacKinnon the secret recipe to his personal liqueur, a gift that the Clan were to treasure down the generations. An extraordinary elixir that would, many years later, become known to the world as Drambuie. 1873, the recipe was passed on to John Ross of The Broadford Hotel on Skye, who started making it to serve in his hotel. Customers who tasted it commented in Gaelic that it was an dram buidheach, the drink that satisfies shortened to Drambuie. Word began to spread about the Drambuie elixir, and it became the first liqueur to be introduced to the House Of Lords in 1916. Then a year later Buckingham Palace ordered a case for its cellars. Still a company today.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1010a-b



Date JAN 8,2014

Summary Very Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes The cap/cork is broken and needs to be fixed. The labels have some edgewear and there is some staining on the labels.


Date JAN 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Barber Shop Exhibit from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 9,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Speakeasy Exhibit from Barber Shop Exhibit - automatic entry by admin