Tuesday, August 16, 2022


Ian Macleod Distillers, has announced the launch of a new rare Rosebank single malt Scotch whisky bottling, drawn from casks that were salvaged before the Lowland distillery’s closure in the early 1990s.

Rosebank 31 Year Old (48.1% ABV) which is the distillery’s second global launch since being purchased by Ian Macleod Distillers in 2017, is comprised of scarce stocks of whisky, which were produced at the Falkirk site before it was mothballed in 1993. 

Rosebank 31 Year Old

This latest release from the distillery which is currently undergoing a multi-million-pound restoration ahead of reopening early next year, is said to deliver notes of lime, lemongrass, coriander seed, clove, vanilla and sugar-coated almonds on the nose. Followed by notes of mint, camomile, leather, berry and banana bread on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Malcolm Rennie, Rosebank Distillery Manager, said: “This is the first Rosebank release during my tenure as Distillery Manager and I’m under no illusions as to the importance of this launch. The spirit was distilled before the distillery closed its doors and has matured in casks ever since, waiting to be awoken.”

He went onto say: “It fills me with great pride to know that the 31 Year Old will be the last ‘old Rosebank’ release before the distillery is reopened to the public. The revival of this sleeping giant is a huge moment for the whisky community, but most importantly for the people of Falkirk who have patiently awaited its return for three decades.”

Rosebank 31 Year Old, is now available through the distillery’s website and specialist retailers, for a RRP of £1,800.00.

Posted by Steve Rush