Shruff's End

from Death & Co

  • 1 ounce Laphroaig 10-Year Scotch Whisky
  • 1 ounce Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
  • .5 ounce Bénédictine
  • 2 dashes House Peychaud's Bitters

Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into a coupe. No garnish.

PHIL WARD, 2008 Bénédictine can make almost any two ingredients love each other. Here it's the perfect bridge between peaty Scotch and apply brandy. The result tastes like a smoked apple.—PW