Scottish liqueur "Atholl Brose"
The most popular drink of Scotland is, of course, is whiskey. Also in this country there are many liqueurs made on the basis of whiskey. Liquor "Atholl Brose" is one of them. Tradition to make a whiskey-based liqueurs, sweetened with sugar or, more often, honey, dates back to the very early period of the manufacture of whiskey. And this has two explanations. "Water of life" uisge beatha was originally used as a medicine and were used for storing medical or simply sedative properties of plants. Very soon learned how to make harmonious tinctures based on herbs and plants of Scotland. And besides, because of imperfect process of distillation of the first Scottish vodka was rough and unpleasant to the taste. And as the first consumers had neither the time nor the experience to improve their quality, exposing a long maturation, they insisted on plants, and to mitigate the taste of the added honey. Thus, more pleasant drink. For a very long time recipes of liquors was kept in the family or was the secret of the place where they were made, and the liqueurs were never delivered to the market. Only in the early 20th century was the first attempt of sale of liqueur based on whiskey, and it was a success. I suggest the home version of the liqueur. There is even a legend that in the Middle ages the castle of one of the Duke was trying to capture, and he was ordered to fill this liquor in the well of his castle, causing the invaders were drunk and were defeated!