“Amber Glen embodies the flavours and aromas of a time gone by in a celebration of perfection for you to enjoy.”
The Amber Glen Fleur De Lys mark was chosen as our emblem to represent purity and premium quality of our product and to convey the brand’s heritage & provenance.
The ancient royal arms of Scotland displayed a red rampant lion within a frame on a golden yellow field, the tressure flory-counterflory (flowered border) has been a prominent part of the design of the Scottish royal arms and Royal Standard since James VI of Scotland, who ascended the English throne as King James I the first king of Great Britain on 24 March 1603, though technically England and Scotland remained separate kingdoms they were joined in personal union under King James I.
Nine hundred years ago, a group of Scottish and French knights returning from the Holy Land began a quest to re-discover the fabled elixir of life. The Romans before them had found what they called “aqua vitae”. But it was the ancient inhabitants of Scotland who had created, and kept, the secret of uisge beatha (uishkay vhar). That secret was passed down through the generations. The legend was that it could only be revealed to those worthy of knowing it.
It was in the Amber Glen that a small group of dedicated monks kept vigil over this, the real water of life: a perfect distillation of the wild barley and peaty spring water which until then was theirs only: to nurture and to savour. Finding, at last, the sacred spring at the head of the glen, the knights drank from the golden water. They knew then that they were close to ending their search. They made their way down the glen and, laying aside their armour and their swords, knelt before the guardians of the ancient spirit. As they drank in the blessing, two worlds, the inner and the outer, fused into one.
In remembrance of this quest to find the noble elixir of those brave knights who kept their faith in the existence of the divine water of life, our master blender has created a classic blended whisky from selected single malt casks and from the finest Scottish grain whisky distilleries to do honour to those knights. That is The Amber Glen Whisky, the ideal of a whisky as the water of life, Uisge Beatha: held until now only to those worthy of knowing it and now for you to discover.
Reflect on that as you take the Amber Glen in your hands. You too have ended your quest to find the real uisge beatha. You are one of the guardians now. You too must decide whether jealously to guard your discovery or to hand it on to those you trust.
Amber Glen embodies the flavours and aromas of a time gone by, in a celebration of perfection for you to enjoy