A hugely important category. Traditional Scotch Whisky liqueurs usually feature a blend of spices, honey and occasionally cream or a fruit essence. Recent years, though, have seen plenty of innovation from the likes of Compass box's Orangerie and a new generation of American liqueurs based on bourbon.
A cult favourite, Irish Velvet has a properly devoted following judging by the anguished comments we get every time we run out of stock (see below). A Christmas classic, made with Irish whiskey, sugar and quality coffee.
Arran Gold is a cream liqueur based on Arran's single malt whisky, and was named as the 'World's Best Whisky Liqueur' at Whisky Magazine's World Whisky Awards 2007 - what more recommendation do you need?
Fireball is made with Canadian whisky and natural cinnamon flavours. It's certainly very cinnamon-y (if that's a word), and it's not too sweet, which is a plus. A very popular shot drink on the other side of the pond, Fireball was awarded 87 points from the Beverage Tasting Institute, and a Silver Medal from the International Review of Spirits.
Hugely popular Scottish liqueur made with whisky, honey, spices, almonds and tangerines. The name is the phonetic pronunciation of the Gaelic "Gle mhath" meaning 'very good'. Rather brilliantly, Glayva is now trademarked as the “best liqueur in the world” after winning the IWSC trophy a record breaking five times.
One of the world's most famous liqueurs, Southern Comfort is made with American grain spirit and peaches and tastes great with traditional lemonade, or with vodka, orange & grenadine: the 'Alabama Slammer'.