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    The winning formula of Drambuie and its makers in Scotland

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    Location Unspecified, Scotland

    Close-up of elderly lady. MS two Scottish pipers. Various close-ups of pipers. Landscape of Scottish hills showing cattle and woman feeding horses, various shots. Elderly woman at a window pouring the formula for Drambuie. Exterior of house where Drambuie originates. Man tending cows in stable. Close-up of herdsman with bull. Close-up of cow. Medium shot and close-up of calf. (Colour) Orig Neg)

    Note: Drambuie is a liqueur made from Scotch Whisky and heather honey. The secret formula has been in the Mackinnon family since 1745, when it was given to a Mackinnon by Prince Charles Edward as a reward for services rendered.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:13:48:00 / 01:22:14:00
    UN 3522 C

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  1. LizzieB says

    The 'elderly lady' is Georgina (Gina) MacKinnon (1884-1973). She was instrumental in building up the company with her husband, Malcolm (Calum) MacKinnon from 1915 onwards and after his death in 1945 became Chair, a role she held until her own death in 1973. She was the only person who knew the recipe for Drambuie and made it up herself at home, which is what is being shown here. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s she made regular trips to the US marketing Drambuie and in 1964 was awarded an OBE for her services to British exports.

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