- TIME 2 minutes
- MAKES 1 servings
- 2oz Scotch **(or Bourbon)**
- 0.5oz Benedictine
- 0.5oz Walnut Liquor
- Add a large ice cube to a rocks glass
- Pour in the scotch, benedictine, and walnut liquor
- Stir till appropriately chilled
- This is a great "rusty nail" variation, and the walnut flavor from the liquor complements a range of underlying whiskey notes, which makes it amenable to most brown spirits.
- Different walnut liquors will likely affect the overall flavor of the drink, and Nux Alpina seems to be the one that bartenders like the best, but I couldn't find it around me, so settled for a Bulgarian one called Nero, which was all I could find.
- I first tried this with Monkey Shoulder, which is the blended scotch that [Anders](https://www.youtube.com/@AndersErickson) uses in his video, and found it quite good. I later tried it with Johnnie Walker Double Black which I liked even better, and is probably my favorite rendition so far.
- I tried using a few different bourbons **(of various proof intensities)**, but didn't find any that were as tasty in this cocktail as the blended scotch. Similarly, I tried a rum variant **(using Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva)**, which I enjoyed, but still was not as good as the blended scotch versions.
- Rye whiskey is a mixed bag, with fruiter, lighter ryes working well, but spicy ones seeming to clash too much with the rest of the flavors in the drink.
- Lastly, I tried with a few single malts, and the less peaty ones worked quite well. The best versions used richer **(older)** bodied scotch, but I couldn't bring myself to "waste" single malt like this, and so will likely stick to blended scotch in the future.
- [Anders' Sentimental Gentleman](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFjRjAP-k1k)
- [Originally created by Misty Kalkofen at Brick and Mortar in Boston](http://www.robertsandjune.com/what-weve-been-drinking-sentimental-gentleman/)