Drambuie’s original home goes on sale

Drambuie’s original home goes on sale

The Broadford Hotel on the Isle of Skye, the original home of whisky liqueur Drambuie, has been put on the market after being refurbished.

Perle Hotels bought the 400-year-old site in 2013 but is selling it to fund the redevelopment of its two sister hotels in Portree, the Marmalade and the Bosville Hotel. Alistair Letham, a director in the UK hotels team at Colliers International, which is marketing the property, said: “While the Broadford Hotel can trace its origins as far back as the early 17th century, the current property, which does display the Scottish vernacular architecture with crow step gables, has been significantly upgraded and refurbished to create a stylish country-style hotel of appeal to the increasingly discerning 21st century traveller and visitor”.

It is well located on the perennially popular Isle of Skye, adjacent to the main road that leads from the Skye Bridge to Portree. With its much improved and upgraded facilities, it has proved extremely popular and that is reflected in the excellent level of established turnover and profitability that the Broadford Hotel enjoys.

Colliers added: “It is believed that it was at the hotel, in the 18th century, that the secret formula for an alcoholic elixir was passed to the owner, who developed would many years later become known to the world as Drambuie.”