Drambuie Jazzes Up London Cocktail Week 2016

Having toured Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester with an impressive line-up, the Drambuie Brass & Crimson makes its final stop in the capital city to celebrate London Cocktail Week.

Following on from Manchester where the Drambuie Brass & Crimson played host to Jon K who welcomed live performances from world-renowned DJ Gilles Peterson, alongside breakthrough duo Rocket Number Nine, the Drambuie Brass & Crimson is set to finish its tour in the heart of London.

Set in The Hoxton Hall on 6th & 7th October, Drambuie Brass & Crimson is a modern celebration of the iconic 1960’s New York scene that made Drambuie world-famous. For two days during London Cocktail Week, Drambuie will celebrate with an immersive fusion of live music and classic drinks, including the Rusty Nail™- a slow sipping favourite of the legendary Rat Pack.

In its second year, 2016’s Brass & Crimson experience will bring together iconic talent and emerging stars that fly the flag for jazz and its influence on other genres to create new musical experiences.

On 6th October, iconic Brazilian jazz-funk trio Azymuth will launch the two-day event alongside Brooklyn based musician Taylor McFerrin who will headline with an exclusive live set. Friday 7th October, Friday 7th October, listeners there will be treated to performances from iconic Jazz artists yet to be announced.

With these great headlining acts and more artists to be added to the line-up these are two dates note to be missed.

Swing by for a classic Rusty Nail™ or a refreshing Drambuie Collins, book to take part in masterclasses or drop down each evening and soak up the smoky sounds and after-hours ambience.

For a complimentary ticket at The Brass & Crimson events and to receive a free cocktail before 11pm, please visit: https://billetto.co.uk/en/users/drambuie-presents-the-brass-crimson–3a99a20c-6f40-4654-9ca0-d360b4b8cdad

Drambuie Presents The Brass & Crimson


Drambuie presents The Brass & Crimson – an immersive pop-up experience in the heart of London Cocktail Week action. The Brass & Crimson is set in the basement bar of ‘SMITHS’, Spitalfields from 7th- 9th October 2015.

Adopted and loved by the New York scene in the 60’s, Drambuie has a long-standing association with bar culture, music and mixology.Inspired by this, for London Cocktail Week Drambuie will both celebrate the culture that made it an icon, whilst looking forwards with an immersive fusion of live music and classic drinks including the Rusty Nail™, a slow sipping favourite of the legendary Rat Pack.

The Brass & Crimson will play host to two Drambuie Unwritten Sessions, which will feature an incredible line up of talent including iconic artists playing smoky and unexpected sounds.

Drambuie’s Unwritten Sessions at The Brass & Crimson will be a chance to chat to music legends and watch them create unique collaborations and improvisations. The week will culminate in a jaw-dropping ticketed show on Friday evening by a super-cool, much-loved act that takes their influence from the jazz world and brings it bang up to date with some soulful vocals and big beats. Watch this space for more details…

Swing by The Brass & Crimson for a classic Rusty Nail™, book to take part in our ‘From New York to London via Scotland’ masterclasses or drop down each evening and soak up the smoky sounds and after-hours ambience.

Dev Johnson, of New York’s legendary Employees Only bar and Freddy May, Global Drambuie Brand Ambassador, will co-host the ‘From New York to London via Scotland’ masterclasses.

During these intimate sessions, Dev will give his unique insight into the New York bar scene, offering tips on the best, little known bartender, haunts to visit in New York, providing an insider commentary on the local scene. Guests will also learn how to make the classic Rusty Nail™, plus two of the latest new cocktails being sipped in the bars and backrooms of NYC.

Masterclass Timings:
· Wednesday 7 October – 6.30pm-7.30pm
· Thursday 08 October – 6pm–7pm
· Friday 09 October – 6.30pm-7.30pm

The Drambuie presents The Brass & Crimson pop up will be open from Wednesday 7th October to Friday 9th October in the basement bar of SMITHS, Spitalfields.

For more information on the pop up and the masterclasses people should visit the Brass & Crimson page on the London Cocktail Week website – https://drinkup.london/cocktailweek/events/drambuie-presents-the-brass-crimson

Tickets to the Drambuie masterclasses are available to purchase in advance for £15 per person via https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/from-nyc-to-london-via-scotland

Drambuie Delivers The Punchline At London Cocktail Week


Unravelling the myths behind its secret elixir, Drambuie, is bringing a sensational taste-expanding programme to this year’s London Cocktail Week (6-12 October).
Teaming up with London’s most luxurious hotel, The London EDITION, Drambuie will serve up a delicious array of palate-pleasing events in the hotel’s modern interpretation of a 19th-Century private club, the Punch Room.

The decadent, fumed oak-panelled décor of EDITION Punch Room will play host to two captivating talks: The Secret of the Elixir and the Extraordinary Punch Parlour for London Cocktail Week, hosted by Drambuie brand ambassador Herman van Broekhuizen. Across the week discerning drinkers can also sip and savour the Sweet Dreams Are Made of This cocktail, devised exclusively by the marvellous minds from the Lobby Bar. The cocktail brings an extra dimension to Drambuie’s extraordinary blend of the finest aged Scotch whisky, spices and heather honey with a homemade Edition bitters twist. Definitely a treat for the discerning drinker.

Especially for the cocktail enthusiast, The Secret of the Elixir is an occasion not to be missed. Herman van Broekhuizen will exclusively reveal the myths & truths behind the creation of Drambuie, taking the audience on a surreal journey through the craft and ingredients used to blend this 260-year-old Scottish liqueur. Tuesday 7th October, 6-7pm (Tickets £6 and include a complimentary Drambuie cocktail).

Love cocktails, but have no idea how to make them? Drambuie also presents the Extraordinary Punch Parlour, a surreal mixology session that is sure to equip you with the techniques needed to master the perfect punch. Herman will demonstrate the tricks you need to make your Drambuie concoctions truly extraordinary. Thursday 9th October, 3:45-4:30pm (Tickets £6 and include a complimentary cocktail).

Drambuie’s Extraordinary Cart, a surreal mobile punch bar, designed in a style inspired by the optical illusion of Duchamp’s spiral and with Drambuie’s striking black and white zig-zag motif will be popping up in Seven Dials [Outside Urban Outfitters on Earlham Street]. Visit Drambuie’s Extraordinary Cart on Wednesday 8th [4-8pm] or Friday 10th [4-8pm] to sample Drambuie’s Hot Apple Toddy, the delicious winter cocktail that will keep you warm to the core.

To purchase tickets and learn more about Drambuie’s events at London Cocktail Week, please visit: http://www.londoncocktailweek.com

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Drambuie Says Cheers To 100 Years With The Mackinnon Punch

Drambuie - The Mackinnon Punch

Drambuie, the extraordinary blend of the finest aged Scotch whisky, spices and heather honey has created the perfect cocktail, The Mackinnon Punch, to mark the centenary of the Drambuie Liqueur Company.

This ultimate seasonal cocktail combines Drambuie, a topping of soda water, Angostura Bitters and a squeeze of fresh lemon, to create a deliciously refined cocktail with an effervescent finish.

The Mackinnon Punch

35ml Drambuie
Top Soda
2 Dash Angostura Bitters

Method: Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in the Drambuie. Top with soda water and add the bitters. Gently stir. Squeeze in a lemon wedge for a touch of citrus.

Drambuie Presents: The Unique Drambuie Summer Hut At Underbelly

Drambuie Underbelly

Throughout August, Drambuie will open the ’Drambuie Summer Hut’ in the heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Guests will be able to enjoy a range of Drambuie cocktails including the deliciously refined Mackinnon Punch, the extraordinary Scottish Sangria, the novel Dram-brew-ie, and of course the refreshing (and ever popular) Drambuie & Ginger Beer.

The bar is designed in a style inspired by the surreal optical illusionary art of Salvador Dali. An incredible metallic hand with a Dali inspired eye welcomes you in to this extraordinary world, and upon entering, you are invited to experience the depth and complexity of Drambuie.

Visitors are encouraged to step into our surreal photo wall – prizes will available to those who encounter out our cast of Drambuie Players as they bring a taste of the extraordinary to visitors throughout the Fringe.

The bar will be open from 12pm till late each day and is located under the Pasture area at Underbelly, Bristo Square.

Bristo Square

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Make This Burns Night Extraordinary With Drambuie

Drambuie Burns Night

This Burns Night, Drambuie tempts discerning drinkers to celebrate Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, with more than just a wee dram.

The origins of Drambuie lie in a secret recipe first created 269 years ago on the Isle of Skye off the West coast of Scotland. A blend of the finest aged Scotch whisky, spices and heather honey, Drambuie delivers a taste of the extraordinary that Scotland is proud to call its own.

Tonight, try one of these specially created Drambuie cocktails to bring an unexpected spice and sweetening flavour to this most Scottish of occasions.

The Rusty Bobby Burns is inspired by The Bobby Burns from J.R. Sheridan’s cocktail bible, How to Mix Fancy Drinks, which was first published in 1901. A dash of Drambuie will bring a new depth of flavour and intrigue to this timeless recipe.

15ml Drambuie
30ml Dewar’s Blended Scotch Whisky
15ml Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Method: Stir well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass

The Rusty Robert Burns brings something even more special to Sheridan’s original recipe by using Drambuie 15 – a connoisseur’s expression of Drambuie that balances the secret Drambuie elixir with the finest 15 Year Old Speyside malts.
In the Rusty Robert Burns, Absinthe and Maraschino marry perfectly with the soft Speyside malt character of Drambuie 15 to create an extraordinarily experimental cocktail in honour of Scotland’s favourite bard.

50ml Drambuie 15 Year Old
20ml Sweet Vermouth
5ml Absinthe
5ml Maraschino
2 Dashes Orange Bitters

Method: Stir well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass

The MacKinnon Punch, a deliciously refined drink with all the hallmarks of a classic Drambuie cocktail with an added fizz.

35ml Drambuie
Top Soda
2 Dash Angostura Bitters

Method: Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in the Drambuie. Top with soda water and add the Bitters. Gently stir. Squeeze in the lemon wedge and place in drink as your garnish.

The Hot Apple Toddy is an interesting alternative to mulled wine. The hints of heather honey, hot apple juice and spice make it the ideal drink to serve for cold winter nights.

1 Part Drambuie Original
3 Parts Pressed Hot Apple Juice
1 Cinnamon Stick

Method: Heat all the ingredient together except the Drambuie. Add the Drambuie to a teacup or handled latte glass, then, strain in the warm apple juice mixture. Squeeze a lemon slice into the cocktail and garnish with a fresh cinnamon stick

The Dewar’s Delight is something for those who like to mix it up. Created and served at London’s sophisticated whisky spot, Salt, the cocktail combines Drambuie 15, Dewar’s Blended Scotch Whisky, Cocchi Americano aperitif and cardamom bitters.

Drambuie and Filmhouse Renew Extraordinary Cinema Partnership


First season in November to showcase the work of Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson

Drambuie and Filmhouse Edinburgh have announced the renewal of their extraordinary cinema partnership to bring another series of special film seasons to cinema audiences over the next twelve months.

To kick-start the first season of the renewed partnership, Filmhouse and Drambuie present the extraordinary work of Jack Nicholson in November and December. The retrospective season will showcase films that explore the depths of Nicholson’s career spanning over five decades, including Chinatown, Easy Rider, The Shining, The Crossing Guard, The Last Detail, Reds, The Passenger and The King of Marvin Gardens.

The American actor, producer, screenwriter and director is not only one of three men to win a record of three Oscars, but is also the most nominated male actor ever with 12 Oscar nominations in total.

The partnership will see Scottish film audiences taste the extraordinary Hot Apple Toddy over the winter months, as well as an array of bespoke cocktails created to celebrate each season.

Vicki Wonders, Marketing Manager at The Drambuie Liqueur Company Ltd, said: “We are really pleased to be continuing our partnership with Filmhouse, following the huge success of our first collaboration. Drambuie recognises the importance of promoting arts and culture and providing unique and extraordinary experiences that resonate with the brand, so we are privileged to be working with Filmhouse to bring these experiences to Scottish cinema audiences.”

Graeme Davies, Head of Communications & Development at Filmhouse, said: “A year ago Filmhouse and Drambuie forged an extraordinary partnership, that over the past 12 months has enabled us to bring unique film seasons to our screens, alongside the new releases and world cinema that we also show. Our audiences have responded really well to this partnership, attending these amazing films and sampling Drambuie’s unique range of cocktails. We are delighted that Drambuie has chosen to continue this partnership, and we look forward to bringing “A Taste of the Extraordinary” to even more of our customers over the next twelve months.”

Jack Nicholson: presented by Drambuie starts on Monday 25th November and runs through December. For more information on screenings, and to book tickets, please visit: http://www.filmhousecinema.com

For updates and giveaways on Drambuie’s ‘A Taste of the Extraordinary’ cinema seasons, visit facebook.com/UKDrambuie or @Drambuie.

Have An Ale Of A Time With Dram-brew-ie


Drambuie has created its first ever beer cocktail, Dram-brew-ie, a refreshing take on a classic cocktail recipe appealing to beer and cocktail drinkers alike.

The invigorating Dram-brew-iecombines the citrus flavours of lemon and orange with the sweetness of Drambuie to create a revitalising cocktail. Topped with India Pale Ale, it adds a hint of bitter and a modern twist.



40 ml Drambuie
25 ml Lemon Juice
25 ml Orange Juice
Dash Angostura Bitters
Top with India Pale Ale


Shake everything except Pale Ale and pour into glass. Top with India Pale Ale.
Garnish with an orange wedge.

Drambuie Unveils An ExtraOrdinary Limited-Edition Look For Christmas

Limited edition bottleDrambuie is giving festive shoppers, lovers of whisky and those with an eye for design an extra special ‘Taste of the Extraordinary’ this year by launching its first limited-edition bottle ahead of the Christmas period.

The bottle, available in 70cl size, is the first of its kind and will go on sale in the UK, Greece, Malta and Bulgaria. Wrapped in the striking black and white zig-zag motif, the bottle takes cues from the surreal Drambuie marketing campaign which illustrates an infinite, moonlit, monochrome landscape with bottle and amber liquid emphasised in sharp relief.

The hints of heather honey and spice in the Drambuie elixir make it the ideal spirit to serve during the Christmas period, whether served neat, over ice or in festive cocktails, such as the Hot Apple Toddy.

The new bottle will be available from October and has an RRP of £25.

Tim Dewey, global marketing director commented: “The ‘A Taste of the Extraordinary’ campaign was designed to take Drambuie in a bold new direction to attract a new generation of drinkers. The unveiling of this limited-edition bottle takes the campaign one step further to captivate drinkers with a distinctive new look, submerging them further into the mysterious and complex world of Drambuie.”