The Scottish Liqueur Centre was founded in 1982 originally on the Island of Mull, off the West of Scotland. Indeed the family home of the founder is still there, overlooking the fine silver sands and jade-green waters of Calgary Bay.
This island, which with its neighbour Iona is so steeped in history, has played an important part in the development of our original product, Columba Cream . Our liqueur is named after St Columba, who in 564AD founded the Christian monastery on the Island of Iona, which later became a burial place of Scottish Kings and other European monarchs.
Today the company remains independent with a group of shareholders with backgrounds in the drinks industry as well as the founding family.
Columba cream is based on a traditional Scots drink called “brose” which was made daily using ingredients readily available on the crofts. While there is no official record that St Columba ever tasted our brose, it is more than likely that he and his monks brewed up something similar on a regular basis.
Our recipe has been genuinely handed down through at least three generations and is essentially the same product today.
Today the company produces Columba Cream in Bankfoot in Perthshire, Scotland, uniquely using no artificial colouring or flavours.
Our other liqueurs are all made with a base of Single Malt Scotch Whisky and are all are made by hand in our premises here in Bankfoot, Perthshire, Scotland.
With our specialist whisky collections; Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask whiskies, and Carn Mor Vintage Collection , 2011 has so far been a very busy time for us at the Scottish Liqueur Centre. Keep checking our 'Latest News ' section for product updates and upcoming events.
Scottish Liqueur Centre is situated in the picturesque village of Bankfoot, 5 miles north of Perth. From Perth take the A9 north and leave the motorway at the Bankfoot exit. We are on the right hand side before you enter the village. From the A9 southbound carriageway, watch out for the brown tourist sign at the new junction just before the village and follow the signs from the sliproad. Our products are all available next door in the new Scottish Liqueur Shop at The Perthshire Visitor Centre.