Distillers announce plan to re-open
iconic Rosebank Distillery.
Following hot in the footsteps of
yesterdays announcement that
Diageo are to re-open the Port Ellen &
Brora Distilleries Ian MacLeod
Distillers has announced that they will
re-open the Rosebank distillery in
Falkirk which closed back in 1993.
The independent family owned distillers,
blenders and bottlers who own the
Glengoyne and Tamdhu distilleries have
revealed plans to bring the iconic
Rosebank distillery back to life. Ian
Macleod Distillers has entered into a
binding agreement with Scottish Canals
to purchase the Falkirk site and has
separately acquired the Rosebank
trademark through the support of Diageo
who owned the trademark.
Ian Macleod Distillers MD Leonard
Russell commented on the move saying:
"Rosebank is one of the most respected
and sought after single malts in the
world. As such, this is an
extraordinarily exciting project for us.
To bring back to life an iconic
distillery and quintessential Lowland
single malt is truly a once in a
Ian MacLeod intend to stay true to the
Rosebank triple distilled production
process and produce the aromatic,
floral Lowland style of whisky which
whisky enthusiasts have grown to love.
Leonard Russell went on to explain: "The
distillery has a very special place in
Scotlandís whisky heritage and we are
committed to ensuring this is the case.
We will produce Rosebank Lowland single
malt in exactly the same way as it is
known, using the famous triple
distillation and worm tub condensers.
This way we ensure the revival of its
classic style and taste."
"Our investment goes way beyond
production," he continued. "We are
looking to develop a Rosebank Visitor
Centre to help tell the story of this
remarkable whisky - as well as safeguard
the atmospheric Canal side Bond and its
Obviously it will be some time before us
whisky lovers will taste any of the new
whisky which will be produced at the yet
to be resurrected Rosebank but I can
tell you that Ian Macleod has acquired
some existing maturing stock of Rosebank
which Leonard Russell says they
will be reviewing over the coming months
with a view to releasing some truly
scarce and extraordinary whiskies, so
watch this space.
Meanwhile you will still find some
Rosebank bottlings available
from October from
specialist online whisky shops such as