How To Make The Rusty Nail | Two Ways: Blended and Single Malt Scotch

Today we’re going to show you how to make the rusty nail two different ways, with a blended scotch and with a single malt. The recipe is here:

Today we’re building the Rusty Nail cocktail recipe, but it’s fairly simple so we opt to create a second one. Why? Dan thought it was a bit sweet, since Drambuie is a honey scotch. We start with Cutty Sark Prohibition edition and end with Highland Park 15 year.

For this baby, we use old fashioned glasses, available at awesome drinks here:

The Rusty Nail
1 oz Drambuie
1 oz Scotch

The breakdown of flavors tends to be a bit of a smokey anise and a good deal of sweet. When sipping on what is typically a spirit-forward style recipe (no ice, in a lowball glass) you tend to have a lot of potent flavors. However, Drambuie is a honey scotch so that honey plays through in a quite direct manner; both spirits will balance against that sweetness.

Bottom line, if you like straight scotch stick with straight scotch. If you want something different or less potent, the Rusty Nail drink recipe should do you well.

Table of Contents
0:00 Introduction
0:46 Derrick learns what pre-chilling is all about
1:18 Love for Peter Fastenau as our executive producer
2:08 Dan tries a Rusty Nail cocktail for the first time
2:30 Tasting notes
2:42 Sazerac!!! No, but here is why…
4:50 “Rusty Nail”, sounds inappropriate (open sexual innuendos)
5:45 Derrick gets soap box ranting
7:19 Derrick pulls out the Highland Park 15 Year
9:19 Which we like better
9:55 Blooper

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