Rosebank Launches 31 Yr Previous Whisky as “Ghost Distillery” Nears Revival

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Malcolm Rennie, Rosebank Distillery Supervisor, mentioned: “That is the primary Rosebank launch throughout my tenure as Distillery Supervisor and I’m underneath no illusions as to the significance of this launch. The spirit was distilled earlier than the distillery closed its doorways and has matured in casks ever since, ready to be awoken.”

“It fills me with nice pleasure to know that the 31 Yr Previous would be the final ‘outdated Rosebank’ launch earlier than the distillery is reopened to the general public. The revival of this sleeping big is a large second for the whisky group, however most significantly for the individuals of Falkirk who’ve patiently awaited its return for 3 a long time.”

It’s Rosebank’s second world launch since being bought by Ian Macleod Distillers and bottles of this uncommon whisky are priced at £1,800 (70cl). Purchases may be made straight from Rosebank’s web site from Thursday eleventh August, and thru main specialist retailers. 

To have fun the model’s transition from a distant reminiscence again to a tangible actuality, and forward of its official launch, Rosebank hosted a primary sip tasting of the coveted dram, on the coronary heart of a legend native to the distillery.

Positioned lower than ten minutes away, Falkirk’s unimaginable ‘Kelpie’ constructions characterize the legendary creature of Scottish Folklore. Akin to those shapeshifting creatures, Rosebank’s personal reincarnation is underway as the brand new distillery approaches completion.

Invited to the tasting on this magical setting had been 4 main whisky commentators: Becky Paskin, Brad Japhe, Moa Nilsson, and Thijs Klaverstijn.

Upon sampling the 31 Yr Previous, Paskin mentioned: “The primary style was thoughts blowing. It was a rush of unique fruits, with a refined trace of cask wooden and spice. A juxtaposition of kinds that makes Rosebank really distinctive.”

Brad Japhe added: “There’s an evolution that occurs because it sits in entrance of you – toasted biscuits, brioche, cotton sweet, and grapefruit zest all developed whereas the dram was within the glass.”

And Klaverstijn famous: “You get depth, richness and lingering spice from the cask, then there’s a tropical grilled pineapple affect – it’s simply good.”

Talking of the dram’s eye-catching color, Moa Nilsson mentioned: “Golden amber mixing with a light-weight straw – the whisky appears to be like so vibrant, alive and welcoming.”

The total movie and reactions to the brand new Rosebank dram may be seen right here.

The Rosebank distillery is due for completion by the top of 2022, and its official opening will happen in early 2023.

Distillery Supervisor Malcolm Rennie has overseen the set up of three stills made to the blueprints of the originals from pre-1993. Worm tub condensers have additionally been put in, every with a hand-made copper coil stretching as much as seventy metres in size.

Externally, the distillery retains its distinctive 108ft chimney which is complemented by a recent sloping, stepped roof. This mixture of unique and up to date design is reflective of how the distillery is being introduced again to life whereas nonetheless respecting its distillation fashion and native legacy. 

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