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Renowned as the first whisky of the world, Scotch gets its fair share of praise, but what it doesn’t get is used in a lot of cocktails. Purists think it’s too precious to dilute. Others find it too curmudgeonly in a mixing situation compared with outgoing Bourbon and gin. But an elite coterie of concoctions prove that Scotch—once coaxed—can be a cocktail’s friend for life.  You’ll recognize the Rob Roy as the Scots’ take on the Yankee Manhattan, only made with Scotch whisky in place of rye or Bourbon. Sure it’s a knockoff, but one that is distinctive enough to deserve its own name. The Rob Roy offers at least as many variations as there are single-malt and blended …
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