Glayvaâ€™s home has been the docks of Leith in Edinburgh since 1947. Ronald Morrison, a local merchant, wanted to create a liqueur that would warm and comfort his loyal customers, particularly during the cold Scottish winters. Being based at a busy port certainly had its advantages by providing easy access to many items such as tangerines, honey and spices, which, when mixed with the Scotch malt whisky, created a surprisingly distinctive and pleasant flavour.
The name Glayvais reportedly taken from the reaction of the warehouseman, Hector, who was the first to taste the liqueur after Morrison. â€œGle Mhathâ€, he proclaimed, translated from Gaelic as â€œVery Goodâ€.
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