1⁄2 oz Zwack Unicum
1⁄4 oz Bénédictine
1⁄2 oz Honey syrup (2:1)
1 twst Lemon peel

Stir, strain over one rock in a rocks glass, express and insert lemon twist.

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Troy Sidle, Pouring Ribbons, NYC.
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  • Very good. I didn't have Bowman's, but used Ardbeg Uigdegail.
  • Plenty of smoke and looooots of honey without being overly sweet. An aromatic Penicillin without the ginger/sour dimensions.
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The peat in the Scotch blends well with the Zwack Unicum, the Benedictine extends the herbal palette in a positive way, and the honey adds depth and softens the intensity. The main drawback as written is that there is too much honey sweetness, which completely takes the edge off an otherwise interesting cocktail. The Benedictine provides some sweetness of its own, so I am not sure whether to go to 1:1 honey syrup to compensate, or just drop the amount of 2:1 syrup to 1/4 oz. I used Laphroaig 10yr Islay, my opinion about the honey content might change with a peatier Islay with more iodine notes.