Is Drambuie gross?

At last night’s free Ty Segall show presented by Drambuie at Brick and Mortar Music Hall, nobody seemed very pumped about Drambuie. As with the free Oh Sees show presented by Drambuie a few weeks back, guests were given three drink tickets upon entering, all good for a Drambuie drink of their choice. Pretty nice of Drambuie, right? Free show, three free drinks — at a nice club with a kickass soundsystem and clean bathrooms.

But when Ty asked the crowd, “How’s the Drambuie?” the whole crowd booed. And then some dick emerged from backstage and wrote “IS GROSS” under the Drambuie logo on Drambuie’s big “Drambuie Presents SF Live” banner behind the stage. And the whole crowd cheered. Louder than they cheered for Ty all night.

Drambuie must’ve been bummed.

26 Responses to “Is Drambuie gross?”

  1. why says:

    yes – vile, vile, vile… Couldn’t even get through one of the free ones at the Oh Sees night. It says a lot when I can’t finish a free alcoholic drink… Maybe if I was already slaughtered before…

  2. scum says:

    This whole post is gross Allan.

  3. rod says:

    Drambuie is good, but it’s definitely got a niche appeal, and that niche isn’t 20-something hipster bros. I think Fernet has cornered the market on making this demographic think a funky-tasting spirit is cool.

    • When I graduated college, my very-Scottish grandmother handed me two bottles of Drambuie and said something I don’t quite recall about knowing my roots.

      I initially dismissed the gift as evidence my grandmother hated me. But determined to make use of the free liquor sitting in the corner of my bedroom on a particularly lean month, I muscled through the bottles and came out the other side with a newfound appreciation for the beverage. I still drink it to this day.

      Best served on the rocks!

  4. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    My dad loves drambuie. I’ve never quite understood it.

    On the other hand, Drambuie used to make a cream liqueur version, and that shit was fecking amazing in coffee/tea.

  5. If you’re drinking it straight, that’s you’re first mistake. Try it with a dash of bitters and a splash of soda.

  6. Aging Drunkard says:

    Interesting attempt at wooing the kids on Drambuie’s part. “Booth-babe” style blondes and everything.

    I enjoyed my free Rusty Nails but you can’t foist an old man drink on these youngsters. They want to drink energy malt liquor.

  7. Another Peasant says:

    The people attending the show did not like the way the drinks tasted.

    Thats ok.

    What do we owe Drambuie by attending the show? I only drank beer.

    Furthermore corporate branding via an eight foot wide sign set directly behind the performer is almost as gross as Allan thinking he should write about it on his blog.

  8. basho says:

    Why are people complaining that Allan posted about this? It happened in the mission, involved a local favorite musician, free drinks, and a corporate attempt to break into the subculture of which this blog is concerned. Compared to the posts about bathroom graffiti, incompetent photography, and what’s happening at dolores park right now, this is shakespearean.

  9. Ryan says:

    free show?
    free drinks?
    boooooooooooooooooooooooo!
    wtg guys. wtg.

  10. batman says:

    batman personally uses drambuie as an interrogation tool ! everyone talks when faced with a bottle of drambuie…

  11. Jeff says:

    I really don’t know what is wrong with you people. You are talking like a bunch of uppity schoolgirls about an elixir discovered by Scottish princes after ravaging the British in the highlands. They sought refuge and quick “personal relief” in the wee people of the cliffs who had hoarded the secret of the honey Scotch finely spiced nectar… presumably for centuries…

    You can drink it straight, with a bunch of tonic water, or just mash up a bunch of sweet tarts and pop rocks, pour it over rainbow sherbert, and watch the whole thing fizz. You can keep a bottle on your shelf, you can force an escort to drink it, or you can just relax after a long nights sleep and have 7 or 8 glasses to get your day going.

    Back in college, we used to go out and order big plates of mutton with mint jelly, and get shaved ice with Drambuie in it. Finish dinner, Drambuie straight, and a bowl of Andes Candies a piece before going out and pounding Drambuie fizzlers, BuieBlooies, and Highland Hari Karis. We’d wind up blacking out and have no strings attached outercourse with unattractive strangers. I’m married, have two kids, and am a successful small business owner, and those are BY FAR the happiest days of my life.

    If I were at that event, I would’ve taken as many ‘Buie tickets as you nerds, burners, hosers, and faders would’ve given me, put on a 20 drink glow, and gone Joseph Stalin on anyone who tried to stop me. I almost wish I could see you dazzling Missionites as I slurped back yet another Drambuie Mountain Dew with an avocado slice on it and burped bliss into your ironically detached faces.

    Sorry I’m not sorry.

  12. Dan says:

    I am pro Rusty Nail. It’s a festive drink.

  13. Tom in SFCA says:

    Had two free Rusty Nails at the Thee Oh Sees show.

    Tasted OK and were strong as a Highland brogue.

    It never occurred to me to complain.

  14. Ryan says:

    Keep drinking your fucking whipped cream vodka you pussies. I’ll continue to drink a rusty nail, and end up banging your girlfriend and your mom by the end of the night!

  15. Nickel says:

    Drambuie is great if you have a bartender that knows what they’re doing. Any word on what kind of drinks they were making with it? Also Drambuie 15 is like 10 times better than regular Drambuie.

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