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Drambuie 15 year old

This is my first whisky liqueur review but I am including it for 2 reasons.  Firstly I am / was a secret fan of this stuff.  I saw a bottle on sale at the Auchentoshan distillery shop in 2011 and bought it.  I had found the "rusty nail" cocktail a few months before and thought this would make an excellent "top shelf rusty nail".... and it did.  I will comment a little more on the rusty nail in my review of Drambuie.  The second reason is that Ian Buxton has included 4 different whisky liqueurs in his recent book 101 World Whiskies To Try Before You Die... and while orignally a bit sceptical I have decided if it is good enough for his book it is good enough for my website.   The nose has sweet ginger cake, honey and a green note, like pine needles.  The taste is rich and quite unctious, more ginger spice, sweetness and herbal tea.  Some peppery notes as well in the sweet finish.  if you can't bring yourself to put ice in scotch or haven't got the taste for bourbon.... try this with lots of ice on a hot day.

Additional Info

  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Liqueur
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Indeed

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