SMWS Drambuie Liqueur
The original bottle declares “produced by the Drambuie Liqueur Co Ltd for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society” and “Society Cask no. 24” - 24 being the SMWS distillery code for Macallan, this is commonly understood to be Drambuie produced with Macallan as the base spirit. Bottled at 43% ABV many years ago.
1oz sample from @gaaarp neat in a Glencairn. Golden amber hue.
Nose: very very sweet. Orange essence. Something that evokes rust. Faint spearmint and malt and honeysuckle.
Palate: thick syrupy mouthfeel. I mean this is obviously very high sugar content and tastes like it - am I drinking the run-off from a full tray of baklava? Honey and cloves and less orange now but it’s still there. Very rich but if I’m drinking a base of sherried malt, it’s not super obvious. The rusty thing is more making me think copper now, if you’ve ever put a penny in your mouth.
Finish: honey again, and it keeps me coming back.
I haven’t given proper reviews to more than a couple liqueurs and I have some regret for not having recently had regular Drambuie. But, this is really tasty if you’ve got a big sweet tooth like I do. 91/100
Have you had this dram? I’d love to know your thoughts!
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