Wye Oak - ‘Civilian’ + Rusty Nail
Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces Scotch whisky, 1/2 ounce Drambuie Scotch whisky, 1 lemon peel twist for garnish.
Mixing Instructions: Pour the Scotch and Drambuie into an old-fashioned glass half-filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve.
Notes: We often reach out to bands whose albums we’re pairing to find out if they have any favorite drinks. Many do not respond, but Wye Oak was kind enough to offer up that, “Andy grew up on a steady flow of G&Ts. Jenn is a Scotch woman.” While gin and tonics are classic, Scotch seemed a more fitting pairing for the duo’s third studio album Civilian. The grittiness of Wye Oak’s sound layered with the enchanting, almost soothing vocals are fascinating and grow on you throughout the album. By the end you feel like the girl in the album cover, willingly sinking slowly into the depths of an endlessly enthralling musical mystery.