I am very fond of liqueurs, and there are several really good Scottish liqueurs.
Here is a list of the Scottish liqueurs (or other liqueurs based on
Scotch Whisky) I heard of. Some of these I have tasted and for those
I give my personal taste, smell and preference, where
++ means excellent; + good; 0 average; - no thanks; -- undrinkable.
(I am not so fond of creamy drinks, but their tastes are generally
The links of the liqueur names lead to a page with a description of the drink copied from the bottle and/or the box the bottle came in or found elsewhere.
|Columba Cream||17%||++||+||+||good, but soft-creamy taste|
|Drambuie Cream||17%||++||+||+||good, but soft-creamy taste|
|Dunkeld Atholl Brose||35%||++||+||++||excellent|
|Fairlies Light Highland||24%|
|Famous Grouse||35%||0||-||0||sweet, strange fresh taste|
|Glenfiddich Malt||40%||+||0||0||a little bitter-sweet, but good|
|Glenturret Malt||35%||0||+||0||good, but not smooth enough|
|Heather Cream||17%||++||+||+||good, but soft-creamy taste|
|Master of Malt||37-43%|
|Old Pulteney||30%||+||+||+||soft, not very pronounced|
|Scotch Apple||25%||-||0||-||bit too sour (do not taste apple)|
|Scottish Highland||22%||-||-||-||very odd smell and taste (sweet)|
|Stag's Breath||20%||0||-||-||odd smell and taste|
|Wallace Single Malt||35%||+||+||0||not sweet, much whisky taste|
Non-Scottish liqueurs from Scotch Whisky
|Zuidam||40%||++||+||+||rather soft, no pronounced taste|
===> Availability of the liqueurs
Hence, whisky (that is the proper spelling of Scotland's national spirit; "whiskey" is Irish or American, while Canadians use the Scottish spelling) is not a liqueur, but a liquor. The word 'liquor' is in this sense American English (AmE), not British English (BrE).
- any of several types of very strong alcoholic drinks, each of which has a special, rather sweet taste, usually drunk in small quantities after a meal
- 1. (AmE) strong alcoholic drink, such as whisky
- 2. (lit. or tech.) alcoholic drink
- 3. (rare, esp. BrE) the liquid produced from cooked food, such as the juice from meat
Another whisky, which I received as a price once, is
The Glenlivet 12 years.
As I write above, I am not so fond of whiskies, but when I get them, I will drink them ...
Several, but not all, of these Scottish liqueurs are mentioned at
I found the other liqueurs in shops or heard of from others.
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