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.
From its beautiful wave adorned bottle to the rich and sweet liquid inside this is a step up from the Old Pulteney liqueur of times passed. Stroma, meaning island in the stream, refers to the dangerous currents around the north-east coast of Scotland where the distillery lies and the maritime spirit that is firmly part of Pulteney’s character. Sweet and robust with rugged undertones and a warm finish.
First launched in the summer of 2012 Southern Comfort Bold Black Cherry infuses natural cherry with the original edition's fruit, spice and whiskey flavours. At full Southern Comfort strength of 20%, this is excellent in a long drink with cola.
Delicious blend of Benromach single malt whisky (from Speyside) with a blend of honey and herbs. Produced by Gordon & Macphail Scotch Whisky Distillers. World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Whisky Liqueur
Georgia Moon Lemonade is, as you might expect, made from everyone's favourite 30-day-old American corn whiskey with a bit of natural lemon flavouring in it. It's almost certainly not fizzy, though. That would be weird.
Jim Beam's take on the popular honey and whiskey liqueur. Made with Jim Beam's bourbon and real golden honey. Notes of vanilla, caramel, and oak with a superb honey finish. We recommend having this slightly chilled or over ice.
A quality bourbon liqueur made with Wild Turkey Kentucky Bourbon and pure honey. The recently-revamped packaging looks much better too. American Honey was named as World's Best Whisky Liqueur three years in a row between 2008-2010.
A bottle of Black Velvet Toasted Caramel Whisky Liqueur. This combines Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, made from corn and a smaller amount of rye, and toasted caramel flavour for a sweeter liqueur taste.
A truly delicious whiskey based liqueur from Rock Town. This blends their unaged 'Arkansas Lightning' with natural apple juice, cinnamon and apple spices. Something that has been made illicitly throughout Arkansas for generations, hence the strapline "just like granddaddy used to make" on the label.
Long awaited in the UK and with a big following in the USA, this is Jack Daniel's honey and whiskey liqueur. A mix of regular Old No 7 and a spiced honey liqueur, it's got spice, sweetness, floral undertones and a long smooth finish. Drink over ice, chilled or even in a cup of coffee - it's rather tasty.