The "new" USA recipe changed for the worse, but when in UK I bought 2 of the 18 y.o. bottles after tasting it. Wow! Just like the "old days."
1st June 2014
My family and myself have drank Drambuie for many years and when the new bottle design was released we started noticing different flavours in the the Drambuie. After thinking nothing of it and drinking many bottles in the year of the new bottle we opened up a bottle of the old presentation and all of us noticed the change straight away. The old style of bottle is a perfect drink whilst the new presentation bottle is very heavy in aniseed flavour and a thicker texture on the mouth. I have wrote to Drambuie regarding this matter and they assured me that the recipe hadn't changed and to get back to them if I get a bottle again that tastes different and they'll investigate the matter. I have done a pepsi challenge style drinks comparison with the new bottle and an old bottle with people who haven't even tried Drambuie before& not to my surprise they said they were different drinks. I have read reports off others like myself who are hunting down the discontinued bottles, even doing long journeys just so they can taste Real Drambuie. If anyone knows anything regarding this matter than I would be very grateful and interested to hear from you. Thank you for reading this long message but if you share the same passion about Drambuie like I do then you will know what I'm writing about. Regards, David
4th April 2014
this one was not my thing to say the least. It sounds great on paper, a proprietary blend of fine scotches, herbs, and heather honey and then you go for the sip and all you get is the OVERWHELMING flavor of liquorice. Why ruin a potentially great blend of ingredients with liquorice? I say leave it in the jagermeister..
1st January 2013