Drambuie - Heather Honey and Whisky Liqueur 70cl Bottle
70cl Bottle £26.80 In Stock
Description: Drambuie celebrates the 100th anniversary of its first bottling in Edinburgh this year with a brand new look. Retaining the same appearance since it was first bottled in 1909, 2009 sees Drambuie introduce a radical new design.
No longer hiding the beautiful nectar coloured liquid behind dark brown glass, the new bottle is clear, taller and thinner, creating a graceful look for the 21st Century. It has a new interlocking 'DD' Drambuie icon surrounded by four diamonds representing the values that so motivated Bonnie Prince Charlie - risk, rebellion, passion and mystery. The sword-slashes on the neck serve as another link to the origins of the brand in the famous Jacobite Uprising of 1745.
Crafted over 260 years ago for the Rebel Prince, and handed down over the generations, this unique spirit offers any discerning drinker a distinctive taste sensation. A secret recipe of herbs, spices and heather honey crafted with aged scotch whiskies, which has remained unchanged since 1745.
Drambuie's unique, complex taste lends itself perfectly to a wide range of refreshing serves. Try it long with soda or ginger beer, topped off with fresh lime wedges, perfect for any occasion. Alternatively, the Drambuie Libertine - a Scottish take on the Caipirinha - with muddled limes, crushed ice and a generous measure of Drambuie is the perfect twist on this classic.
Review: One of the best liqueurs there is. Helps if you like whisky flavours though. Mix it in equal measures with blended scotch whisky to produce a Rusty Nail - one of the best cocktails there is. And no ice!
Date of Review: Thu, 10 Sep 2009
Author: Philip Casey
Review: If one were to drink Drambuie straight at room temperature, it undoubtedly tastes sweet. But that is telling the story in one dimension. With the simple addition of ice, the drink is transformed into an altogether richer experience. Ice releases the constituent parts to reveal smoky whisky, liquorice and honey with an undertone of herbs. Drambuie is also an ingredient in many cocktails including the classic Rusty Nail - two parts (preferably good quality malt) whisky, one part Drambuie, poured over plenty of ice; add a twist of lemon peel rubbed round the rim of the glass and then added to the drink as garnish. Perfect!
Date of Review: Tue, 10 Apr 2007
Author: Alicia Hobbel
Review: To be honest, I thought it was sickeningly sweet. It's impossible to identify the separate ingredients, it's so incredibly sweet. Shame, really.
Date of Review: Thu, 29 Jun 2006
Author: Michael Bain
Review: I wonderful drink. A true taste of Scotland.
Try pouring a little over a good quality vanilla ice cream with a little sprinkle of freshly gound black pepper. Yum!
The story of Drambuie begins over 265 years ago in July 1746. Prince Charles Edward Stuart (known also as Bonnie Prince Charlie) was on the run, after defeat at the Battle of Culloden had ended his hopes of restoring the Stuarts to the throne of Great Britain.
The Prince was pursued by the King’s men across the Highlands and Islands of Western Scotland, bravely aided by many Highland Clans. Amongst them was Clan MacKinnon, it was their chief John MacKinnon, who helped the Prince escape to The Isle of Skye. In thanks for his bravery the Prince gave John MacKinnon the secret recipe to his personal liqueur, a gift that the Clan were to treasure down the generations. An extraordinary elixir that would, many years later, become known to the world as Drambuie.