This classic is essentially a Scotch Manhattan, a Rob Roy simply replaces rye whiskey with Scotch and mixes it with sweet vermouth, and bitters. It was created at the Waldorf Astoria, where it was made in honor of the premier of the 1884 operetta called Rob Roy that was loosely based on the Scottish folk hero by the same name. Like the Manhattan that it is typically served “sweet,” it can also be made “dry”, or “perfect” (equal parts sweet and dry vermouth).
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