ROSEBANK 1981 20 YEAR OLD - RARE MALTS
DISTILLERY CLOSED 1993
bottled in 2002, number 5243, with carton
Note: Named after the abundance of roses which grew along the banks of the Forth and Clyde canal, Rosebank was once described by Jim Murray in 2007 as one of the 'top ten distilleries in the world'. The triple-distilled expressions were full-bodied, floral and aromatic and still sought-after today. Recent official bottlings include the Rare Malts range by Diageo and the Flora & Fauna series, which was discontinued in 2006. Mothballed in 1993, Rosebank is now set to reopen in 2020 after a major refubishment by Ian Macleod Distillers whose reputation with Glengoyne and Tamdhu gives Rosebank enthusiasts great hopes for the future.