This cocktail was inspired by one of my favourite songs ICE T by Tems, a very talented Nigerian singer. Aside from the obvious reason why scotch gets a bad “rep” for cocktails (cost), a lot of people veer away from the smoke. But much like we learn from cuisines like barbecue or jerk, smoke can and does add a depth of flavour. I have a deep love of peaty drinks, well-made single malts, and companies that move into the community. This year I was able to collaborate with Bowmore to donate $10,000 to Nellie’s Shelter.