Wednesday, February 02, 2022


Ian Macleod Distillers, has today announced the appointment of a new Distillery Manager for the Rosebank Distillery.

Malcolm Rennie, who has over 35 years of whisky experience, will oversee the entire production process – from the first trickle of new make spirit through the stills, to cask selection and maturation.

Rosebank Distillery Manager: Malcolm Rennie

Malcom has worked at distilleries including Ardbeg, Bruichladdich and Glen Moray, but most recently has helped bring a whisky brand to life, opening Ayrshire’s new Lochlea Distillery. He was there for every step in the process, from a field of barley on Lochlea Farm, all the way through to having a mature 3-year-old whisky.

Commenting on the news, Malcolm Rennie said: “Rosebank is an iconic distillery, so it is an absolute honour to be given the opportunity to help bring it back to life. The whisky is incredibly well-regarded in the industry because of its unique, and somewhat contradictory production process. The triple distillation gives you a light and fruity spirit, but then we run it through a worm-tub condenser which adds real body, texture and weight to the new-make.”

He went onto say: “Beyond just the whisky, Rosebank represents the life and memories of the local Falkirk community. It’s a town with an intrinsic connection to the distillery – many of whom are reminded of the smells and sounds of whisky at the mere sight of the iconic chimney.”

Despite construction delays as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the distillery build has moved on apace in recent months, with production due to begin towards the end of summer this year.


Posted by Steve Rush