From the Original Scottish Maverick

John Crabbie and Co. have been purveyors of wine and spirits since 1801, and John Crabbie himself was a true pioneer, some would even say ‘a legend.’

Crabbies Drinks

From the Original Scottish Maverick

John Crabbie and Co. have been purveyors of wine and spirits since 1801, and John Crabbie himself was a true pioneer, some would even say ‘a legend.’

Yardhead Single Malt

Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Crabbie’s Green Ginger Wine

Yardhead Single Malt

Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Crabbie’s Green Ginger Wine

Our Legacy

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 when 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.

Click here for the Crabbie family timeline