A half bottle of Drambuie. The name comes from the Scotch Gaelic for "the drink that satisfies".
Just went to buy a bottle of Drambuie and couldn't see the classic bottle . Instead found a newly packaged version , a definite cheaper somewhat tacky version in my opinion .. Bit disappointing but that's life, things change !
Really sad part was opening the bottle latter that evening only to find that the label was not all that had changed .. The taste had completely changed .. And not for the better !! What a shame ... How could anyone associated with the company think it's better .
I'm sure this change will cost the company
I'm going on the hunt for some old stock before it's gone for good
24th August 2015
If it aint broke - don't fix it.
I agree that something changed - at least in USA
After many years of savouring the ultimate winter warmer (Drambuie) whilst living atop the Pennines in Yorkshire, I emigrated to Spain, and had no need of such central heating. Upon my return to live in the UK, I purchased a bottle of my favourite tipple ... to be horribly surprised by a ghastly new flavour ... to the point that I complained to the vendor that my bottle was tainted. Seems that a "new broom" had changed the recipe, and, for me at least, destroyed one of the last bastions of serious drink appreciation. I suspect that many, like me, will abandon this new and awful incarnation of what was once the King of Spirits. What treachery indeed.
16th December 2014
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
has anyone else noticed a change in flavours with Drambuie?
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