Rosebank 31-year-old heads to US
After launching globally in August 2022, Rosebank is bringing its 31-year-old single malt to the US.
The Lowlands distillery was mothballed in 1993, and purchased by Ian Macleod Distillers in 2017 with the intention of restoring the ‘king of the Lowlands’ to its former glory.
The plan currently is for the distillery to reopen in 2024.
This 31-year-old whisky comes from casks salvaged prior to its closing. It is bottled at 48.1% ABV and priced at US$3,299 for a 700 ml bottle.
It is the second release from Ian Macleod Distillers since acquiring Rosebank and its remaining stocks, following a 30-year-old single malt released in 2020.
“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,” Malcolm Rennie said. Rennie came on as distillery manager in February 2022.
“It fills me with great pride to know that the 31-year-old will be the last ‘old Rosebank’ release before the distillery reopens 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 recently completed its first distillation runs in more than 30 years.
The whisky is characterised as fruity and floral, which is achieved through triple distillation and worm tub condensers.