Rosebank 31 Year Old Release 2 Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Rosebank 31 Year Old Release 2 Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Lowlands, SCOTLAND
$2999. 00
Bottle
$35988.00 Dozen
ABV: 48.1%

Lowland whisky distillery, Rosebank has been shuttered since 1993, but that hasn’t stopped it from releasing more whisky. The new 2022 bottling is a 31 year old made of stocks gathered from casks just before the distillery closed down. “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,” said Malcolm Rennie. “The spirit was distilled before the distillery closed its doors and has matured in casks ever since, waiting to be awoken. It fills me with great pride to know that the 31 Year Old will be the last ‘old Rosebank’ release before the distillery is reopened to the public,” Rennie said. “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.”

The distillery is constructing three stills made according to the blueprints of the originals, before the distillery closed in the early nineties after being determined commercially unviable. Obviously, the new-make will take a long time to reach the dizzy heights of what you can get right now. Not many will be lucky enough to secure a bottle though - just 4000 are available worldwide with Australia's allocation restricted to around 100 units. 48.1% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

Notes from the producers... Nose: Bright and zesty with hints of lime and lemongrass. Taste: Light, vibrant profile. Mint and chamomile are met with more robust notes of leather and banana bread. Finish: Long herbal notes, sweet peaches and a hint of oak.

Considered the Queen of all Lowland malts by many specialists, for twenty six years Rosebank has only occasionally re-surfaced in the form of Diageo's famous 'Flora & Fauna' 12 year old (last selling for around $1000). That puts this thirty one year old in perspective. And it's not a Diageo release. Ian Macleod Distillers acquired the Rosebank brand and the last remaining stocks in October 2017. They were also granted planning permission to revive the distillery on its original site in January 2019.