Rusty Rivet

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A Bourbon version of the traditional Rusty Nail

This cocktail is a true gem – simple and superb, or superbly simple, depending on how you want to look at it. It’s a twist on the classic Rusty Nail cocktail, which, let’s be honest, doesn’t exactly sound like the most appetizing drink. But fear not, no tetanus shots are required for this one. All you need is a little bit of our Wheat Penny 1958 Bourbon, some Honey Whiskey Liqueur (or Drambuie, if you happen to have it lying around), and a few drops of absinthe, and the best part with the Rusty Rivet you can control how much smoke you want because that is added directly to the glass.

The Rusty Nail cocktail

first emerged in 1937 at a British Industries Fair, and it was made with Drambuie, scotch whisky, and bitters. But let’s be real, they didn’t have access to our delicious toasted oak and cherry wood finished Wheat Penny 1958 Bourbon or our Rusty Rivet recipe. Lucky for us, we have both, and they make this cocktail even better.
While we can’t claim any historically riveting tales for this cocktail just yet, we encourage you to come up with your own while sipping on this novel beauty. So, whether you’re a fan of scotch or bourbon, give this riff on a Rusty Nail a try – we promise it won’t disappoint. Cheers!