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Published on January 18, 2023

More than a ginger beer.

The story of Crabbie’s began in Edinburgh, 1801 when Miller Crabbie became the father of a young boy – John Crabbie. Born into a thriving grocery and spirit merchant family business in one of the poorest and heavily industrialised areas of Edinburgh, John Crabbie went on to found John Crabbie & Co, and capitalised on the nearby port of Leith, providing him access to ingredients from all over the world.

In the 19th Century, John Crabbie headed to the far east to source only the finest ginger; the same ginger that’s used today in our Alcoholic Ginger Beer. It was while sourcing these ingredients on his travels that John encountered his first elephant and immediately fell in love with the noble beasts, hence the elephant emblem that remains on our packaging to this day. However, John’s true passion was Scotch Whisky. Only the very finest single malts were good enough for his Crabbie whisky brand, a philosophy and standard we are still guided by today.



25ml Crabbie’s Yardhead Single Malt Whisky

10ml Lime cordial

2 x Angostura bitters

Crabbie’s Ginger Beer

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In a highball glass, put angostura bitters, lime cordial and whisky in with a handful of ice. 

Give the mixture a good stir. 

Fill with ice and top with Crabbie’s Ginger Beer. 

Yardhead is the single malt whisky designed for mixing as well as sipping. Exclusively bottled from first fill bourbon casks creates a versitile flavour profile.

Steeped ginger combined with quality ingredients and matured for 6 weeks to create a deliciously distinctive flavour. 

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About the author

Chloe Lewis

Chloe looks after all copywriting and proof-reading for Drink Warehouse UK, working with the Marketing team to deliver educational content to all our customers. She has spent many years in the hospitality sector, moving from behind the bar to now helping venues to stock their own. You can find more from Chloe about beer, cider, spirits, wine, non-alcoholic, soft drinks and RTDs all over our blogs, website, social media and Set The Bar magazine. 

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