1 oz Islands Scotch, Talisker
1 oz Calvados
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Instructions

Stir, strain, up, twist.

Notes

Also sometimes made with bourbon rather than Scotch, bringing it closer to Sam Ross' Grandfather cocktail. Adam Manning recommends making it with Scotch, adding a dash of Peychaud's, and replacing the simple with a spoonful of Drambuie.

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Created by
Erik Lorincz, The American Bar at the Savoy Hotel, London.
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Comments

So it's like a Vieux Carre for the North Atlantic (smoky/peaty more than spicy). Lovely. I used Lagavulin 16, because it's what I had, + Peychaud's. The Drambuie would replace the Benedictine so sounds intriguing, but I don't have any on hand.