Wednesday, December 27, 2017

lord bullingdon's revenge

1 oz Blended Scotch (Famous Grouse)
1 oz Smoky Single Malt (Caol Ila)
1/4 oz Crème de Cacao (Tempus Fugit)
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Fee's Aromatic Bitters (Fee's Whiskey Barrel)

Stir with ice, strain into a rocks glass rinsed with Green Chartreuse, and garnish with lemon oil from a twist.

Two Thursdays ago, I reached for the 2012 edition from the Food & Wine: Cocktails section of my drink book library. There, I was lured in by the Lord Bullingdon's Revenge by Mike Ryan of Chicago's Sable with a similar whisky, chocolate, and Chartreuse trio as in the Flushing--Main Street. Mike was inspired by William Thackeray's The Luck of Barry Lyndon as well as Stanley Kubrick's movie version to name this whisky Old Fashioned after it. In the story, Lord Bullingdon shoots Lydon in the leg during a duel, and "the Scotch echoes the smoke from the old-style pistols they used, [and] Chartreuse represents the medicinal herbs used in the poultice for Lyndon's leg."
Lord Bullingdon's Revenge reached the nose with bright lemon oil, peat smoke, and Green Chartreuse's herbal aromas. Next, the malt sip stepped aside to smoky Scotch and chocolate flavors on the swallow with a smoke, cinnamon, and clove finish.

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