The Singleton Rob Roy

Singleton of Dufftown 12-Year-Old classically stirred down with Sweet Vermouth and Spicy Bitters.
The Singleton Rob Roy


  • 1.75oz

    Singleton 12-Year-Old

  • 0.75oz

    Sweet Vermouth

  • 2

    Dashes of Angostura Bitters

  • 1

    Maraschino Cherry (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Coupe Glass

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1

    Bar Spoon

  • 1


  • 1

    Mixing Glass

  • 1

    Julep Strainer



  • Preparation
    1. Add all the ingredients to an ice-filled Mixing glass.
    2. Stir to mix, chill and dilute.
    3. Strain into a chilled Coupe glass.
    4. Garnish with a Cherry.
  • Alcohol Content

    Alcohol content:

    19.4g per serve

Interesting facts

The Rob Roy is considered the Scottish counterpart to the Manhattan.

History of the drink

The Rob Roy is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century. The drink was created in 1894 by bartender Charles McPherson at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. McPherson was inspired by the popularity of the Manhattan cocktail and wanted to create a drink that paid homage to his Scottish heritage. The Rob Roy is named after the Scottish folk hero, Robert Roy MacGregor who was known for his bravery and resilience in the face of adversity. The Rob Roy quickly gained popularity among cocktail enthusiasts. It was soon added to the Waldorf Astoria's menu of signature drinks. The drink's popularity continued to grow where it became a staple in bars and cocktail lounges around the world. Over the years, the Rob Roy has undergone some variations with some bartenders adding additional ingredients such as orange Bitters or cherry liqueur. However, the basic recipe has remained relatively consistent.