Some things never change, and in the case of Drambuie, it’s the insides that haven’t been altered at all.
But Drambuie has updated its bottle for the first time in years, giving it a much more modern look.
Giving the stuff a fresh taste, the Scotch-based liqueur is just as syrupy and sweet as you remember — intensely sugary, with strong cinnamon, cloves, and even incense character on the palate. The sweetness is more almond-infused marzipan than honey, and those spices wreak havoc with your senses. I like a Rusty Nail from time to time, but drinking Drambuie straight is, to be honest, a little bit crazy.