Human skull found at former Drambuie mansion

18th January, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

A human skull has been discovered in the grounds of a mansion previously occupied by the chairman of Scotch whisky liqueur brand Drambuie.


A woman’s skull has been discovered in the grounds of Gogar Mount House

As reported by the Scottish Daily Record, police have found what is believed to be a woman’s skull at Gogar Mount House, where Drambuie chairman Mary Mackinnon lived until 10 years ago.

The property and its 23-acre grounds was also previously owned by whisky distiller Sir Robert Usher in the 1800s.

Police expanded their search for any further remains to a nearby golf course and other areas. In particular, a forensics tent has been erected at the 9th hole of Gogarburn Golf Club.

Reports claim that more bones have been found at the golf club.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland told the Daily Mail: “Officers were called to Gogarstone Road at around 4pm on Saturday following the discovery of human remains within the grounds of a property.

“A detailed forensic examination is now under way to establish the full circumstances surrounding this, and further updates will be provided when available.”

The Mackinnon family owned the Drambuie Scotch whisky brand for almost 100 years until its sale to William Grant & Sons in September 2014.

Drambuie, a blend of Scotch whisky, spices and honey, dates back to 1745 and was became famous in the 1950s as the main ingredient in the Rusty Nail – a cocktail favoured by member of the Rat Pack.

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