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The Old Fashioned
The cocktail that started it all, this humble medley is composed of four ingredients – whisky, bitters, sugar and water. Traditionally, these four complimenting flavors are mixed straight in the glass (appropriately named an Old Fashioned glass) and served on the rocks. This simple yet sublime drink has been charming drinkers since the 1800s, recognized for its elegantly modest composition and refined flavors. The Old Fashion’s simple recipe plays into its celebrity, but there are a myriad of twists that can add dimensions to this classic union of flavors.
The Perfect Rob Roy
The Macallan 12 Years Old is matured in hand-picked sherry seasoned oak casks from Jerez for richness and complexity. A matured character, this single malt delivers rich wood spice and dried fruits and a natural rich gold color. These tasting notes offer a complement to the bitters and dark fruits in the vermouth, and the cherry garnish plays on the deep flavors in the whisky.