The Story Behind The Johnnie Walker Rob Roy ​

The Rob Roy, a Scotch variation on the Manhattan, takes its name from the infamous Scottish rebel Rob Roy MacGregor. Use Johnnie Walker as the base whisky, add a touch of sweet vermouth and aromatic bitters, then stir the ingredients over ice, strain, and serve neat with a brandied cherry or orange peel. The result is balanced, slightly smoky, and rich — it’s a cocktail that should never play second fiddle to its more famous cousin.

This recipe is sponsored by Johnnie Walker.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces Johnnie Walker Black Label
  • 1 ounce sweet Vermouth
  • 2 dashes aromatic Bitters
  • Orange peel or brandied cherry for garnish

Directions

  1. Add Johnnie Walker, sweet vermouth, and bitters to an ice-filled glass. Stir well.
  2. Strain and serve neat in a coupe glass.
  3. Twist a piece of orange zest over the glass to release the aromatic oils.
  4. Finish with a twist of orange peel or a brandied cherry.

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Updated: 2022-02-22

The Rob Roy, a Scotch variation on the Manhattan takes its name from the infamous Scottish rebel Rob Roy MacGregor.