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The Black Diamond

Introduced to me by one of my mentors, Robin Goodfellow, this is an oldie but a goodie. It represents the very close relationship I have with cocktails that are simplistic in ingredients yet complex in flavour. I’ve always admired forgotten classics that appeal to a wide range of audiences and that allow for the ingredients to speak for themselves. This is one of those that will always resonate with me. The average whisky drinker loves it, the herbal enthusiasts love it. It is appley, nutty, sultry, herbal, spicy…a perfect after-dinner (or anytime, if you’re me) tipple. — Evelyn Chick


The Black Diamond


  • 11⁄2ozLot40Rye
  •  3⁄4 oz yellow Chartreuse
  •  3⁄4 oz Laird’s Applejack



Stir ingredients over ice. Strain into a small, chilled coupe.