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.
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