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Glayva is a liqueur originally produced in 1947 in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland by Ronald Morrison & Co Ltd and now by Whyte and Mackay Ltd.[1][2]

Glayva is made from a blend of aged Scotch whiskies, a selected range of spices, Mediterranean tangerines, cinnamon, almonds and honey. It has a deep golden colour and a distinctive flavour.


Glayva was first produced and sold in 1947 by wine and whisky merchant Ronald Morrison.[3] Like Drambuie, its ingredients include honey and spices mixed with Scotch malt whisky. The name originates from a Gaelic phrase, "Glè Mhath", meaning "very good".[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Discover the whisky liqueur with humble origins". The Telegraph. 16 October 2015. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  2. ^ "The unlikely origin of one of the world's finest liqueurs". Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  3. ^ The Economist. Economist Newspaper Limited. 1954. p. 461.
  4. ^ Mark Lemon; Henry Mayhew; Tom Taylor; Shirley Brooks; Francis Cowley Burnand; Owen Seaman (1958). Punch. Punch Publications Limited. p. 136.