¥171.60 Per bottle
Drambuie is a sweet, gold coloured 40% ABV liqueur with a Scotch whiskey base that is accented with the flavours of Scottish heather honey, herbs, and spices. This liqueur should be considered essential to a home bar stock, especially for whisky cocktails.
There are also no true substitutes for Drambuie’s signature taste, though the closest option is Glayva. Drambuie can be served on the rocks or with either ginger ale or ginger beer and makes a wonderful dessert drink.
The name Drambuie is derived (most likely) from the Scottish Gaelic an “dram buidheach”, which means “the drink that satisfies.”
Intriguing herbal/medicinal nose, with notes of pepper, grass, dried hay, fried flowers, orange peel, and liquorice. Sweet but lively and light on the palate, as the orange explodes and the whisky boldly appears, wrapped in honey and herbs. The finish is herbal and sweet as the whisky strolls off into the distance. Overall, quite complex and rewarding.
There are a few good cocktails that can be crafted with this liqueur. Top of the list would have to be the Rusty Nail (2 parts scotch whisky, to 1 part Drambuie). You could also try a Screaming Viking (a glass of cider with a shot of Drambuie) or a Highland Margarita (2 parts tequila, 0.5 parts Drambuie, 0.5 parts lime juice).
Straight from the Mayor
Drambuie got a bit of a label as a snobs drink in Scotland, which is understandable in a country where babies are weaned off milk with Iron Bru and then start off a lifetime of alcoholism in their early teens on a binge diet of deep fried Mars bars and Buckfast.
Snobs drink or not, it’s a well crafted whisky liqueur and very unique in it’s class. If the jocks don’t drink it, then the rest of the world will certainly enjoy it with a smile. After all, anything classy is probably wasted on them.