Letter to a Younger Self

My riff on Jackson Cannon's Heather in Queue.
34 oz Scotch (I used Cutty Sark Prohibition (hint of smoke))
34 oz Apple brandy (I used Laird's Bonded)
34 oz Aromatized wine, Cocchi Americano (Lillet will work great too)
12 oz Orange liqueur (I used PF Dry Curaçao)
14 oz Fernet Branca
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.
After spotting the recipe a couple weeks back for the Heather in Queue that Jackson Cannon created at Eastern Standard in 2008, the cocktail was still on my mind. The combination was a near classic one akin to the 1940s Don't Give Up the Ship, and I wanted to make my own take on it keeping the orange liqueur-Fernet Branca duo intact. Therefore, I switched the spirit from gin to a split of Scotch and apple brandy and swapped the blanc vermouth for Cocchi Americano. For a name, I dubbed this one Letter to a Younger Self as a nod to Jackson's infamous "Letter to a Young Bartender" that he penned for Tales of the Cocktail 2014.
FRY 2021
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