Rosebank Distillery was founded in 1840 but it is highly possible that whisky was produced on site as early as 1773.
The distillery was equipped with one wash still and two spirit stills and produced traditional Lowland triple-distilled whisky. In the late 19th Century Rosebank whisky was in such demand that customers were often allocated less than their original order and the owners were the only distillers at that time able to charge their customers warehouse rent. Sadly, Rosebank Distillery was mothballed in 1993 and never reopened. The 2008 release from Gordon & MacPhail brings back this delightful Lowlander, triple-distilled in 1991, and aged in mixture of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.
Nose: delicate and fragrant, slightly malty, rose petals, lavender, apples, grapes, touch of vanilla and lemon peel, some toffee, traces of hay and oak.
Palate: nice balance between fruity and spicy notes, apples, pears, grapefruits, lemons, pepper, ginger, hints of vanilla and delicate oaky dryness.
Finish: medium long, with notes of brown sugar, vanilla, pepper and ginger.