Rob Roy

Rob Roy

[rob roi]
noun
a manhattan made with Scotch whisky.

Origin:
1865–70; after Rob Roy, nickname of Robert Macgregor (1671–1734), Scottish freebooter

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Rob Roy (ˈrɒb ˈrɔɪ)
 
n
real name Robert Macgregor. 1671--1734, Scottish outlaw

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Rob Roy
Highland freebooter (1671-1734). His name means "Red Robert." As a type of cocktail made with Scotch whiskey, it is attested from 1960.
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