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Drambuie Bottling Note

Drambuie is a very famous whisky liqueur made with Scotch whisky, heather and herbs and spices. Produced in West Lothian, Scotland, Drambuie offers flavours such as anise, nutmeg and saffron.

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Drambuie Reviews

Dapper drink

This drink is dapper

18th May 2020

I'd buy it again

I love this drink. It's sweet, pleasant and goes down well. The after taste of the spices and herbs aren't overpowering

30th April 2020

Tides of time

Unfortunately the tides of time has dealt a cruel blow, the affair so many shared with the silky velvet touch to our lips, the warmth of a lovers caress now gone, damn shame such perfection has now been sacrificed, if you need to produce a poor produce than price it accordingly, at least produce the product that so many still love. Disappointing.

6th April 2020

Two differen Drambuie out there.

This remake of Drambuie is not so great, the classic Drambuie still exist out there it usually marked in blue labels and says 15 years, where this one has no age. This specific one is only for mixing, where the well known 15YO is to be tasted as is.

1st April 2020

It HAS CHANGED 20+y Buyer. I know my Drambuie!!

What the heck has happened to Drambuie.??
I stocked up around October/November 2019 with quite a number of bottles as i drink this every week and have done for years.

It's no longer a thick syrup consistency. Its runny and watery and I now realise it shakes around in the bottle like water instead of sliding around in there due to ita prior thick syrup consistency.

I'm ropeable!
I bought 2 bottles of this rubbish.
Considering asking for a refund on the unopened one but don't know if you can get a refund on alcohol. Never needed to do it before.

It tastes different though only slightly but the consistancy is majority different.
On top of the thinner watery consistency, it is now much harsher on the throat initially. And i just hate the watery consistency.

I added honey to a small quantity to see if it improved. Once it dissolved, in my opinion is was a little closer to what it should be. So I can only assume that, at minimum, the quantity of honey has been reduced or perhaps a thickening product.

Drambuie manufacturaers need to change it quick fast before they lose all their loyal customers!!!
I've been buying this for 20y and will likely suffer through this opened bottle but will not be buying it again until it's changed back.
Guess I need to find a new favourite drink because I suspect there is a lot of this stocked around the world that needs to be used first.
I wouldn't even bother buying it at half price. It's such a disappointment!

Mine is always kept in the fridge and I don't add anything to it.
Checked my 2nd unopened bottle and it swishes around just the same in the bottle. The lower temperature of the fridge doesn't seemed to have made much difference.

Long Term Drambuie lovers absolutely KNOW this has changed in some way!
Don't change what's not broken!!
I'll be writing to manufacturers to voice my opinion as well.

18th March 2020

New stuff is horrible will never buy again

Something is definitely different very disappointed too sick and Lee sweet where is the old stuff

7th February 2020

Interesting reviews here

Living in Scotland for a fair while I developed a real taste for Drambuie (otherwise a virtual teetotaller). Havnae bought any for ages and didn’t realise it had been altered so I’d like to thank the folk who put up their honest reviews - you’ve saved me some $$$. Shame though...

25th November 2019

Recipe/Taste Definitely Different

They have certainly changed the recipe. I initially thought the shop was selling a counterfeit product, as i had another bottle unopened and the colours of the print was slightly different.

Not sure why they keep on stating it has not changed, when so many people report that it has.

3rd November 2019

Not like it used to be

D is for Drambuie it's also for diluted which sadly it now is😡

27th July 2019

Was the finest drink, straight up, on a cold winter's night as Christmas apporoaches

I've adored Drambuie from the very first kiss on the tongue in 1968.
Naturally, the shape of the bottle became part of this fascination, along with the intriguing "drink that satisfies" declaration. It was a whole package adoration.
And it was my go-to at the first tickle of a sore throat; Drambuie would coat it and I'd always be better the next day.
Perhaps, then, you may understand my being perturbed with the new bottle.
We don't put film Cowboys in golfcarts, and neither should Drambuie be pimped out in a
dull, new bottle.
But all could be forgiven if "my" treasured drink hadn't been experimented on by the downstairs staff in the dark of night. Good Grief! Why do you believe that those of us aficianados wouldn't notice? The very people who have kept the brand in business, treating it with near awe as it is chosen to share with only the best of friends?
Are you trying to compete with sloppy tequila that's thrown almost violently at the back of the throat to purposely make way for the next onslaught?
It's time for the upstairs owners to return from whatever part of the globe they've been stuck in to retake control of this beautiful Scottish gift to the world and rewind. Please!

19th June 2019


Perfect sipping drink

7th June 2019

Truly a nectar of the gods

I prefer it on rocks and only have a btl once or twice a year so it's a special treat. Plus I don't share it very often, if I do,then it is a complement in my opinion to the person I'm sharing it with!! Call me a snob but it's a drink to enjoy and cherish but everyone should at least try it once in their lifetime!! That's my opinion

15th February 2019

Will no longer buy drambuie.

The drambuie in the new bottle sucks. I knew immediately it was different. Shame on you for changing a wonderful product. Makes me sad. Now I will be looking for another whiskey .

24th December 2018

Very disappointed

Drambuie since they changed the bottle in 2016 is not the same, very thin now more like a cheep whiskey. Very disappointed.

20th November 2018

Poor substitute 😡

Well Drambuie was my very special treat all the family knew all they need to do to impress me was buy me a bottle l have suspected for a while that it had been changed. It doesn't cling to the glass now and is a lot thinner more like an ordinary whiskey which the good old Drambuie was not. It's a con trick and the question is what they have done legal when they say it hasn't ?

23rd October 2018

A shadow of its former self.

The new recipe is a poor imitation of the former master piece. The honey taste is overpowering and the depth and roundedness of the previous dram has disappeared. Bitterly disappointing- like others I will never order again. Off to try and find an alternative
Maybe the Lindores Abbey aqua vitae. ??

12th October 2018

Extremely disappointing.

Not a lot. It's a shadow of its former self. The recipe has been altered. Why have you done this? I will never drink another dram of the new stuff.

30th September 2018


I don't care abut the new bottle but stop saying the recipe hasn't changed, it has! I have been enjoying Drambuie for 40+ years. The new version is paler in the glass and weaker than the old recipe. I can drink the new one straight down which was impossible with the old one as it took your breath away and was made to sip and savour. On a recent cruise I sent my Drambuie back several times as it was almost clear in the glass and tasted watered down. I now realise it was the new recipe and I won't be buying it in the bottle or by the glass anywhere again. How idiotic to mess with a perfect recipe!!

24th September 2018

Bring back the old Drambuie!

From the 1970's thru the 1990's I used to treat myself to Drambuie during the winter holiday season. In the late 90's I stopped, for no particular reason. Then at last in 2016 I treated myself to a bottle. Sadly, the old familiar bottle style was gone, replaced by a stripped-down, nondescript, run-of-the-mill design, but I trusted that the old familiar taste would still be there. Boy, was I disappointed! It's different, and not in a good way. I can't quite put my finger on the disagreeable changes, but I seem to detect a subtle black pepper note for one thing, which I hate. WHEN YOU SCREW AROUND WITH PERFECTION, ALL YOU DO IS RUIN IT! After 2 1/2 years that bottle still sits on my shelf, nearly full. And there it will sit till I finally throw it away I drunk. For decades, Drambuie was like an old Christmas friend to me. But then those fools killed my old friend, and I miss it (including the old bottle).

8th September 2018

Why change it?

Just tried the new recipe for the first time, god-awful! I used to really enjoy Drambuie but this new version is syrupy and horrible, with a really nasty tail rather than the old smooth finish.

2nd June 2018

Used to really enjoy this libation but it doesn't taste the same. it's too harsh now, not enjoyable.

Used to love it! Not anymore!

10th April 2018

You have ruined it

Ruined my favourite , unfortunately will be changing an old habit

8th February 2018

Not the same

Knew it wasn't the same as before half litre bottles seem to still be the same till stock runs out

27th January 2018

What Happened to Drambuie?

What happened to Drambuie? It is not the same! Such a disappointment. I will not buy this again. Please change back to the old recipe.

10th January 2018

This is NOT the Drambuie of old. Its made for unknowing millenilials

since the sale to the "new" maker. the taste is watered down. The viscosity is watered down. The only thing still "up" is the price. SO terribly sad that my ultimate favorite is gone for the sake of corporate profit. The New "15" is even worse!! Goodbye my dear friend, Drambuie. I must find a new favorite....... Fortunately, I purchased from a market willing to take it back!!!

20th December 2017

Past Glories

Oh dear.
Now I love liqueurs with honey as a major ingredient, but (ironically, given their market dominance) don't believe that whisky is the best base. Anyway, was very fond of Drambuie as no one flavour was overpowering, not the whisky, not the honey. Whatever that mix of honey, herbs and spices, it gave a rich, warming taste. Now it doesn't give much taste at all. Will finish the bottle in company at Christmas - after the sherry, wine and port, nobody will notice, or care - and will not be buying again.

5th December 2017

Traditions are meant to last- sad news for this brand.

Didn't believe the reviews... so I went out and got a bottle of new & compared to some in the old.... so sad to ruin a tradition. Color is off, and taste is not the same. I'm thinking cheaper ingredients or distillment process changed. Definitely seems to be a change in honey.

17th November 2017


I used to love Drambui and stock up each Christmas when on discount I truly hate the new recipe.

Reminds me of when they changed coke to a better recipe

This is so different unless you advetise a lot a lare persentage of those who use to buy stop and are not replace . Who are the new people who lke this please someone post a similar product to the old version

12th November 2017

New recipe watered down - bring back the old one and the old bottle, too!

I thought there was something wrong with the last couple of bottles! Took me a while - thought it was a bad batch, but the recipe has been watered down and does not taste the same. Change it back, please, or I find something better! And I agree, this new bottle drips, too!

4th September 2017

New taste is horrible

Tastes like a weak Jägermeister..I agree need the old recipe back

21st August 2017

New Drambuie recipe tastes foul

Love Drambuie, have drunk it for years. Thought I was going mad as the taste had changed. It now tastes of very strong whisky. They have ruined this drink by changing the recipe. Bring back the original recipe which we have enjoyed for years.

19th August 2017

New recipe is disgusting!

Huge disappointment. Whatever was done to cheapen the recipe needs to be undone immediately! Stuff tastes like cold medicine mixed with cheap whiskey. My bottle is headed for the trash!

9th July 2017

Bring back the old recipe!

New bottle is nothing like the old ... gone is the syrupy sweet taste, the new one is just watery and much harsher ...

14th June 2017

Just horrible

What's happened to this once lovely drink? Bought a bottle as a treat, as it's always been a favourite, but this was weak, watery and harsh, such a disappointment, won't be buying it again.

11th June 2017



16th April 2017

No Use

Both my wife and I love Drambuie. We are both disabled and the design of the new bottle is awful. We find it difficult to get open as they have changed it to a cork. The other bottle was far easier to open. We find, eventually when you do manage to get it open, and pour a drink, Drambuie drips down the side of the bottle. We are putting this down to the new design of the bottle and I believe this is a replica of the first Drambuie bottle. Drambuie should go back to the previous bottle. I did contact the people who make Drambuie to let them know the problems with the new bottle we have been experiencing but no reply.
Yours Sincerely, Mr John Keenan.

5th February 2017

Freshly bought bottle a BIG disapointment

Compared side by side, our previous bottle was the perfect, iconic, unique drink. The new one - syrupy sweet and not a patch on the other. Will never buy it again. Drambiue used to be a lot more special

9th December 2016

Absolute rubbish

Why show such contempt towards your drinkers

3rd December 2016

What has happened to Drambuie!

New label, new bottle, ? Traditional stopper (mimicking 1960's) - quality poor, thin, too sweet. I worked in Easter Road, Edinburgh Drambuie bottling plant a very long time ago and developed a taste for beautiful full flavoured drink. I do not recognise this new product, trying to purchase as many of clear screw-top bottles as possible!

24th November 2016

An unpleasant discovery !!!

Having enjoyed Drambuie and occasionally Glayva as an after dinner tipple for many years, I stopped for a while due to my new wife being a non drinker, anyway, last week I saw Drambuie in the shop and thought I'd buy a bottle., hesitantly though, as it looked cheap in its clear glass bottle, and of course, this once premium drink has been cheapened. The whisky was harsh and rough, and the sweetness was less and the taste of honey was almost gone. Disgusting in fact. How can this drink be sold as a premium product ? when it no longer such, sorry for the blurb, I just hate being ripped off. Still there is always Glayva to look forward to.

11th October 2016

R Harris

Sweet syrupy lovely, unlike anything else. I have also tried the 15 year old a lot less sweet but prefer the original on ice , tastes of honey and orange peel .

29th September 2016

Bob Dearing

I have tried the new recipe and it doesn't do much for me. I wanted to buy the original flavour ie approx 30 years ago but I cant find it on the shelves anywhere. The liquid used to be clear and was to die for. I notice I am not the only one that thinks this and it appears that it would be a good idea to market it as well. I know a lot of people who won't buy the new recipe but would if the old recipe came back on the market, sadly I am one.

28th July 2016

Mr. Vez Wyroslawski

There is nothing better than sharing a dram after a days skiing. The warmth that the drink exudes as it imparts its unique blend of herbs is always worthy as an apres dinner or just of the piste social drink. Savour the flavours and let it course through your body and you can always reflect knowingly that it was worth it.

27th January 2016

Formula Change

I also noticed that Drambuie has tasted different since about the time of the change to the clear bottle. Don't know what the change was, but I suspect some of the honey has become corn syrup.

1st December 2015


The drink is not the same as it was. Why change the winning team? If it aint broke..etc
Quite simply, you got it wrong.

19th October 2015

what happened???

I'm not a big drinker but always loved drambuie with my after dinner coffee. Several years ago I bought a bottle & the taste was a little off and the consistency was not the silky smooth syrup I remembered. I ended up throwing it out some time later. Last I at week I talked myself into buying another bottle. Convinced my original bottle might have been opened too long. Expensive mistake. Now I have another bottle to discard. At least now I know.

2nd September 2015

Old Style vs. New Style

Been drinking Dram for about 40 years. Too bad the new formula is not like the old. In fact I find it very weak and a poor substitute. Recently I was lucky enough to score six vintage unopened bottles at an estate sale. Talk about hitting the lottery ! Would love to hang on to them but don't think it will happen. Enjoy.

22nd May 2015

stupid commercial_love Grand Marnier with Baileys

Your commercial for Drambuie is the worst. I don't drink much anymore; love Heinikin and Grand Marnier with Baileys. That's about it

Deb in US

1st January 2015

drambuie il

where i can find it in france

10th December 2014

My Favourite Tipple

My friend and I enjoy a Drambuie regularly with our coffee, an excellent tipple.

16th October 2014

First Timer

I have never tasted Drambuie before. That means I've lived 60 + years without knowing how good it is. Time to catch up.

11th August 2014


As mentioned already this is the perfect liqueur for whisky drinkers.

Mix 1 part to 2 parts scotch for a Rusty Nail - a simple but brilliant whisky cocktail.

4th May 2014

old bottle

ive seen bottles 1960 being sold for around #150 - #200
thought that might help.

22nd December 2013

My first whiskey-based liquer, but...

Loved this when I was a kid, but I grew up and now drink Lochan Ora instead-it's WAY,WAY,WAY better-TRY IT!!!! (Glayva isn't too bad a drop either)

5th September 2013

Fond Memory

When my husband and I were first together we sipped Drambuie on the rocks. We were sitting in a hot tub looking out the bay windows as the snow fell in the resort at Angel Fire, NM. It has been 27 years and I still enjoy this drink. Maybe one day - we can return to that same place in AF and create a new memory !

4th August 2013

@Old Bottle

Hey there! If you could put all those details into an email to our Purchasing Team, including any photos of the bottles, they will be more than happy to help! --The Chaps at Master of Malt

29th July 2013

Old Bottle

I have an old bottle, it was give to me by a friend who said it belonged to her dad. It has never bee n opened. The seal is in tartan and I assume that the label is very unique. Could you tell me anything about it please.

26th July 2013

@ Very Old Bottle

Hi Pat,

We do purchase bottles, casks and collections. Simply pop the details in an email to our purchasing team, including the sale price and we’ll get back to you very soon.

– The Chaps from Master of Malt

11th March 2013

Very Old Bottle

This is not a review. I have a bottle of Drambuie purchased for my father 41 years ago. It has never been opened and I would like to know how I can get an honest price for it if I decide to sell it. It is in an origional bottle for that era plus the origional labels and not opened. If anyone can answer this my e-mail address is Thank you Pat O'Brien

10th March 2013

Mr P

My favorite dram, just WISH they would go back to the old style bottle, this new one is awful!!

20th December 2012

tom hughes

absolute nectar

24th September 2012

Mix it up

Blend a little with your whisky dram for the worlds greatest cocktail, the rusty nail. Awesome.

14th June 2012

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