|Type:||SCOTCH SINGLE MALT|
|Made From:||Barley Malt Dried Over A Peat Fire|
|Produced By:||ROSEBANK DISTILLERY|
|Importer:||CLASSIC WINE IMPORTS INC.|
Rosebank was once considered one of the premier lowland whiskies but United Distillers mothballed the distillery in 1993. The reason given for the mothballing was that its effluent treatment would have required a Â£2m upgrade in order to comply with European standards of the time, this did not make it commercially viable. At the time of its closure, it still retained many historical features in the production of the whisky.
By 1988, the bonded warehouse for the distillery (on the west bank of the canal) had been sold off and redeveloped, partially becoming a Beefeater Pub and Grill.
In 2002, the distillery buildings and contents were sold to British Waterways by Diageo, and the maltings were demolished to make way for a housing development. In 2008 plans were started to open a new distillery in Falkirk original Rosebank equipment. However over Christmas and New Year 2008/2009, the original Rosebank Stills (along with other equipment) were stolen by metal thieves and were not recovered. Plans for the new distillery have continued to develop gaining Scottish Government approval, the new building being near the Laurieston site of the original Rosebank distillery. Despite suggestion that the new whisky may be produced under the Rosebank name, Diageo – who own the Rosebank trademark and continue to release limited bottles of original Rosebank whisky – have denied this.