Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - Incredibly rich and honeyed on the nose with a beautiful melange of herbs, spices, heather, roots, and ginger. Rich and silky on the palate with a sweet, mature malt whisky backbone flanked by waves of viscous honey infused with heather, herbs, and roots (Mar 2012)
Wine Enthusiast 96 points - The nosing passes find layers of aromas of honey, heather, pine needle, thyme and salty single malt Scotch whisky. Entry is thick, gently sweet but balanced by a fierce herbal quality; midpalate focuses on the whisky while the various herbs, spices and honey make merry around their whisky core. One of the best liqueurs available. - Paul (5/1/2008) - 96-100: Classic/Highest Recommendation (May 2008)
Drambuie is made from a unique blend of the finest scotch whiskies, many of which are 15-17 year old single malts, a hint of heather honey and a secret recipe of herbs and spices.
One of the world's great liqueurs, Drambuie is based on the finest Scotch whisky. To use fifteen-year old malts for turning into liqueur may seem like sacrilege, but in the case of Drambuie the end justifies the means. The name comes from the Gaelic an dram buidbeach, 'the drink that satisfies'. Legend has it that the recipe was given to the Mackinnon family by Bonnie Prince Charlie, for saving his life after the collapse of the Scottish clans' rebellion of 1745.