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Glayva

In 1947 Ronald Morrison, a local wine and whisky merchant, wanted to create a warming, tasty whisky liqueur for his customers - one that they could enjoy in the cold Scottish winters. Morrison made what would become Glayva after he mixed Scotch malt whisky with tangerines, honey and spices. His liqueur was able to stand out so much in this era partly because these ingredients would have been considered quite exotic and hard to come by back in the 1940s. Morrison, however, had access to more than most producers typically would have as he was based in the busy port in Leith, Edinburgh.

The name of the brand was taken from the reaction of the warehouseman, Hector, who was supposedly the first to taste the liqueur after Morrison. His response was “Gle Mhath”, which is Scottish Gaelic for ‘very good’. Over time this became ‘Glayva’. The brand has thrived since Morrison founded it and it is now owned by Whyte and Mackay Ltd.

Glayva 50cl

50cl, 35%

A 50cl bottle of Glayva, heralded as "the best liqueur in the world". It is made with tangerines, Scotch whisky, almonds, honey and spices.  More info

Glayva 50cl
1
$27.30

Glayva

70cl, 35%

A very popular Scotch whisky liqueur, Glayva is flavoured with honey, almonds, tangerines and spices. The name derives from the Gaelic for "very good". The liqueur is of such merit that it won the…  More info

Glayva
26
$33.64

Glayva - 1970s

34cl, 40%

Produced in the 1970s, this is a small bottle of Glayva Scotch whisky liqueur, made with tangerines, honey, spices, almonds and (of course) whisky. The bottle is closer in style to the ones that are…  More info

Glayva - 1970s

Glayva Scotch Whisky Liqueur - 1960s (37.5cl)

37cl, 40%

Still enjoyed today, though now produced by Whyte & Mackay, Glayva Scotch Liqueur was created by Ronald Morrison in the 1940s in Leith, Edinburgh. This small bottle was made in the 1960s.  More info

Glayva Scotch Whisky Liqueur - 1960s (37.5cl)

Glayva Scotch Whisky Liqueur - 1970s (68cl)

68cl, 40%

Dating from the 1970s, this is a bottle of Ronald Morrison's popular Scotch whisky liqueur made with tangerines, honey, spices and almonds.  More info

Glayva Scotch Whisky Liqueur - 1970s (68cl)

Glayva Scotch Whisky Liqueur - 1970s

35cl, 0%

A half bottle of classic Ronald Morrison era Glayva Scotch whisky liqueur complete with original box.  More info

Glayva Scotch Whisky Liqueur - 1970s

Glayva (50cl) - 1980s

50cl, 35%

A bottle of the still popular Scotch whisky liqueur Glayva which was produced in the 1980s. Why not try it and see if that combination of Scotch malt whisky, tangerines, honey and spices holds…  More info

Glayva (50cl) - 1980s

Glayva (Boxed) - 1980s

70cl, 40%

This is a 1980s edition of the very popular Scotch whisky liqueur, Glayva, which is flavoured with honey, almonds, tangerines and spices. This variant of the liqueur comes complete with a very fine…  More info

Glayva (Boxed) - 1980s

Glayva (68cl) - 1980s

68cl, 40%

This is a particularly interesting 1980s variant of the still popular Scotch whisky liqueur, Glayva, as it was bottled at a slightly unusual volume of 68cl. As always, this edition was flavoured with…  More info

Glayva (68cl) - 1980s
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Glayva - 1970s

Glayva Scotch Whisky Liqueur, produced in the 1970s. The brand is now owned by Whyte & MacKay, but back in the day it was produced by Ronald Morrison & Company. Please note that the label does not…  More info

Glayva - 1970s

Glayva (34cl) - 1970s

34cl, 40%

This is a 1970s half bottle of Glayva Scotch Liqueur, from the Ronald Morrison era. rare and collectible. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get…  More info

Glayva (34cl) - 1970s

Glayva - 1970s

68cl, 40%

A 1970s edition of the popular and well-regarded Scottish liqueur, whose name is the phonetic pronunciation of the Gaelic 'gle mhath', which means 'very good'. This is fitting, as the blend of…  More info

Glayva - 1970s

Glayva (75cl) - 1970s

75cl, 40%

A 1970s bottling of popular Scotch whisky liqueur Glayva, produced with a blend of whisky, honey, spices, almonds and tangerines. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more…  More info

Glayva (75cl) - 1970s

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