If you were to purchase the ingredients for this drink in their individual states/countries of origin, you would be stuck on a plane for 15 hours from Nashville -> Scotland -> Italy ... and that's just one way. Along about the third layover, you would likely go hunting for a strong, spirit-forward drink like this to blow away the cobwebs.
Thanks to globalization, you can now find these ingredients at your best local purveyor of fine spirits and ingredients.
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1.5 oz. Laphroaig Scotch
0.75 oz. Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
Combine all ingredients over ice and stir until very cold. Strain over an ice ball in a rocks glass and garnish with fresh rosemary.