The Isle of Skye is rich with its own individual history, legends, myths and magic. None more so than the romantic tale of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion and Bonnie Prince Charlie whose life was protected by Flora MacDonald, the young lady who rowed him to safety, a journey immortalised in the ‘Skye Boat Song’.
Here at the Broadford Hotel we have our own link with history.
Here was the birthplace of Drambuie, a world renowned Scottish brand which owes its present day success to the enterprise of two Skye families. First there was John Ross and his son, James, who owned the Hotel towards the end of the 19th century and who developed, patented and sold Drambuie – ‘a link with the ‘45’. Then there was the MacKinnon family who in the 20th century built on the brand’s beginnings to make it truly international. Today Drambuie is owned by William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd, an independent family distillers since 1887.