The descriptions I see online say it includes honey, spices, almonds and tangerines. Can’t think of anything that really matches. Do any of the above tastes come to the fore, or do they all blend together?
Thanks for all your inputs. I suppose we could drive up to BC, find a liquor store, and buy some, but that’s quite a drive, and neither Mrs R nor I are quite that dedicated to booze. Better to find something similar but locally available.
Now I love me some Amaro Montenegro, but it’s not based on scotch. Their site is relatively vague about the secret process, but the alcohol base is a neutral spirit of one derivation or another.
Based on reading the Glayva site, I’d agree with the other posters that Drambuie is probably the closest readily available match. A project I know I’d find fun would be to buy some Drambuie, and based on your perception of taste differences from Glayva, make your own modifications. For example, to get the tangerine flavor, infuse fruit in some vodka or grain alcohol and add that to the base liqueur. Tinker with it until satisfied and make sure to take notes.
There was a period of time where a lot of obscure amaros and other liqueurs were not as available as today and those of us trying to recreate vintage cocktails were stuck. Lots of people were modifying what was readily available this way. It’s a fair amount of work but it can be fun too!