The story of Glayva began in the docks of Leith, Edinburgh in 1947 when Ronald Morrison, a local wine and whisky merchant, wanted to create a liqueur that would warm and comfort his loyal customers, particularly during the cold Scottish
Based at the busy Leith port, Morrison had access to exotic ingredients from far off lands, such as tangerines, honey and spices, which when mixed with the Scotch malt whisky created a distinctive and pleasant flavour.
The name Glayva comes from warehouseman Hector who was the first after Morrison to taste the liqueur in 1947. “Gle Mhath” he said in Gaelic which means “very good”.
The exotic whisky fusion has been awarded fourteen times at the International Wine and Spirit Competition, more than any other liqueur in the world.