Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Ian Macleod Distillers, has today announced the launch of a new 30 Year Old, Rosebank single malt Scotch whisky expression.

Rosebank a 30 Year Old Release One (48.6% ABV) which was matured in a combination of refill sherry butts and refill bourbon hogsheads, was distilled in 1990, shortly before the distillery’s closure in 1993.

Rosebank 30 Year Old Release One

The latest bottling from the Lowlands based distillery, is the first in a new annual series of limited-edition whiskies, which will lead up to the first “new” Rosebank spirit, produced by its new owners, Ian Macleod Distillers.

Rosebank, is also giving whisky enthusiasts the chance of sampling a second rare bottling. The first 200 people to scan the QR code on the neck collar of the Rosebank a 30 Year Old Release One, will be given the opportunity to sample a dram of Release Two in 2021, as well as the chance to receive an early link to purchase the second release before its general release.

Ian Macleod Distillers, acquired the Rosebank brand and last remaining stocks in October 2017 and were granted planning permission to revive the distillery on its original site in January 2019. Construction began in November 2019.

Commenting on the news, Robbie Hughes, Group Distillation Manager for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “The first global release of Rosebank 30 Year Old is a truly iconic moment for the distillery. It has matured in 62% refill sherry butts and 38% refill bourbon hogsheads for decades, patiently waiting to be awoken, and delivers layers of incredible flavour that you won’t find in other whiskies.” 

He went onto say: “What makes Release One so exciting is that we’re giving Rosebank fans the chance to join us on this monumental journey over the next decade, as we revive the iconic distillery. With a chance to “bank” exclusive access to next year’s release, we’re not only inviting them to become part of Rosebank’s legacy, but to become part of Rosebank’s family.” 

Limited to 4,350 bottles, Rosebank a 30 Year Old Release One, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £1,600.

Posted by Steve Rush