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As someone who loves Baileys, when I had this recommended to me as being better than Baileys, I had to try it. I bought it in Glasgow from the whiskey shop in the Buchanan galleries and, at least when I bought it, it was £11.99 for a 70cl bottle although it looks different from what is pictured.
This is the Scottish answer to Irish Cream and the company has been around since 1980. It's made from Scottish cream and single malt whiskey (also from Scotland, naturally) and while it does not taste to me at least of the coconut and chocolate tones the bottle claims, it is delicious and it IS nicer than Baileys.
It is less sweet than Baileys with a more subtle, delicate flavour. There is, to me anyway, a taste of honey, and I was thinking maybe it's Scottish heather honey, hence the name. I don't know though.
There is a website www.heathercream.com and I have asked them whether or not they do mail order; I am waiting to hear back.
Many people will not have heard of Heather Cream. Indeed, until September last year, I had not heard of it either, but believe me, if you like Baileys, you'll love this... On a weekend trip to Edinburgh, my partner and I decided to go to a whisky shop to buy some miniatures for family and friends. On entering the shop we were greeted by a huge whisky barrel topped with an open bottle of Heather Cream and several full miniature plastic glasses. I'm too shy to try things in front of other people, so declined a glass. However, when the lovely kilted old woman pointed out that it tasted like Baileys, I was hooked. Heather Cream IS very similar to Baileys. It is a whisky cream liqueur which is great over ice, but made with Scottish whisky rather than Irish. However, I believe that Heather Cream is actually nicer than Baileys. It's smoother and has a more mellow taste, and at around 10 pounds for a 70 cl bottle, it's better value too. If you like Baileys, then give this a try, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. It's not available everywhere, but my local Co-op has it, so maybe it'll be available in other Superstores.
"Heather Cream is produced by R. Carmichael and Sons Ltd., Airdrie, Lanarkshire, is a sweet, smooth blend of cream and single malt whisky; silky and creamy on the palate with the whisky giving a long, warm aftertaste."