Saturday, 8 September 2012


Fans of liqueurs will no doubt have heard of the Scottish liqueur called Drambuie. However, what may be less well known is the connection between Drambuie and Bonnie Prince Charlie. It is alleged that in 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie was aided in his flight to Skye by one Captain John MacKinnon of Broadford, and in return for MacKinnon's kindness the Prince gave him the recipe for his personal liqueur. The liqueur was made by the MacKinnons on Skye for over a century before being unleashed on the public at the Broadford Inn, although it is now produced in West Lothian. The name Drambuie was registered as a trademark in 1893. Broadford is Skye's second largest settlement, lying on Broadford Bay, and overlooked by the Red Cuillen mountains. Broadford boasts an environmental centre, incorporating the International Otter Survival Fund. For fans of natural history there is another diversion in the form of the serpentarium, with snakes, lizards and insects.

Map of the area.

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