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Nuts & Bolts: A Modern Twist on the Rusty Nail

In the realm of classic cocktails, the Rusty Nail stands out for its simplicity and depth. The Nuts & Bolts cocktail takes this beloved foundation and introduces a contemporary twist, blending the rich notes of Courage & Conviction Sherry Cask with the nuanced sweetness of clover honey and the intricate flavors of black walnut bitters. It’s a drink that speaks to the soul, offering warmth and complexity with each sip.



  • 2 oz Courage & Conviction Sherry Cask: A whisky that boasts a velvety texture and deep flavor profile, perfect for this refined drink.
  • 0.25 oz Clover Honey Syrup: Bringing a natural sweetness that complements the sherry cask's richness.
  • 2 dashes Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters: Adding a layer of nutty complexity and aromatic depth.
  • Garnish: A spray of lemon oil for a bright citrus note and white edible flowers for an elegant finish.
  • Ice: Rocks


Glassware: Rocks Glass



  1. Blend with Precision: In a mixing glass, combine the Courage & Conviction Sherry Cask, clover honey syrup, and black walnut bitters.
  2. Stir to Perfection: Add ice and stir gently, integrating the ingredients while cooling the mixture to the ideal temperature.
  3. Pour with Grace: Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass over fresh ice, laying the foundation for a truly luxurious drinking experience.
  4. A Touch of Citrus: Express lemon oil over the cocktail to add a burst of freshness, then discard.
  5. Garnish with Beauty: Adorn the drink with white edible flowers, introducing a visual and aromatic allure that complements the cocktail’s rich palette.


Clover Honey Syrup (2:1):


  • 200g Local Clover Honey
  • 100g Water
  • Yield: ~ 1.25 cups


  • Gently heat the honey and water, stirring until fully blended into a sweet, floral syrup.


Flavor Notes:

Nuts & Bolts is a melody of honey, walnut, and wildflowers. The whisky’s inherent flavors are magnified by the clover honey’s sweetness and the walnut bitters' earthy tones. This cocktail is a testament to the power of high-quality ingredients and thoughtful craftsmanship, offering a taste experience that’s both familiar and utterly new.


A Toast to Innovation:

With the Nuts & Bolts, you’re not just enjoying a cocktail; you’re experiencing a moment of creativity and connection. It’s a drink best savored slowly, allowing each note to unfold and reveal itself. Whether as a pre-dinner aperitif or a contemplative nightcap, the Nuts & Bolts is a sophisticated addition to any occasion.

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