Dearie me! Mr Wisniewski has dug up the same old hoary marketing myth about the origins of Drambuie, dusted it down and plonked it in yet another article about liqueurs, in the latest edition of WM.
Does anyone seriously believe that "the Prince gave the clan his only remaining possession, a liqueur recipe, before departing for the safety of France."????
Think about it - it's just plain daft!
The poor guy (who has spent only a few weeks of his entire life in Scotland) has to flee through the heather for weeks, dodging redcoats and sleeping in caves. He has to dress in women's clothes. Then he finds saftey with brave islanders who shelter him from his enemies at great risk to their own safety and then...
he rewards his saviours with his "only remaining possession"(!!!!), a recipe for a cloying, sweet whisky drink!
I can just imagine the man who would be king of all he surveyed, sitting down memorising recipes for whisky liqueurs!
Rather than copy out this sillieness from the company's press releases, Mr W, please do some real product research and tell us the true story of Drambuie! (and the Ross family of Broadford, who invented the product and registered the brand name!)
ps: Gaelic speakers told me that Drambuie is from the Gaelic for the yellow (or golden) drink, and it referred to the original hue of the liqueur. Anyone know if that's likely? It has never satisfied me - but then again, it has never looked yellow to me either!