Friday, June 07, 2024


Ian Macleod Distillers, has today announced the official reopening of its Rosebank Distillery, which has undergone a multi-million-pound restoration, following its closure in 1993.

The restoration of Rosebank, which has spanned the last four years, has returned the distillery to being an iconic landmark for the Falkirk community. Retaining some of its key original features, the distillery is said to have been complemented by contemporary, state-of-the-art elements.

Rosebank Distillery officially reopens its doors

In honour of its distilling past, Rosebank’s characteristic three copper stills have been lovingly crafted to replicate their historic shape based on original distillery drawings. They now stand proudly in the stunning glass-fronted still house and distil the famous elegant, and floral signature Rosebank spirit. 

The newly restored home of Rosebank also offers a visitor experience for guests - a first in the distillery’s history. With the doors now open, the distillery is expected to stimulate tourism and generate employment, significantly boosting the local Falkirk economy.

Commenting on the news, Stuart Hendry, Brand Homes Director at Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “This is a huge moment for the people of Falkirk and the global whisky community. It has been an absolute pleasure watching Rosebank reawaken, with its original, unique distillation methods now sitting at the heart of inspiring new buildings that respect the original setting. The sense of pride that the people of Falkirk have in Rosebank is very much felt by all of us at Ian Macleod Distillers and to be custodians of such an iconic distillery is a dream come true.”

To mark the distillery’s reopening, Rosebank has released its first distillery exclusive; Rosebank Vintage 1989 (47.5% ABV) a 33 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, produced using some of the distillery’s oldest legacy stock. Limited to 650 bottle, it’s available exclusively from the distillery, for a RRP of £3,200.

Posted by Steve Rush