Rosebank Distillery

The Rosebank Distillery was situated in Camelon on the banks of the Forth and Clyde canal between Edinburgh and Glasgow. It's name originated after the roses which grew along the side of the canal.

In 1840 Thomas Gunn and his father were approached by James Rankine to either buy or lease the Camelon distillery Maltings (on the east bank of the canal) where he set up a new distillery under the Rosebank name.

The new Rosebank quickly grew, requiring expansion in 1845 and rebuilding in 1864. Indeed in 1861 when Camelon Distillery went bankrupt, Rankine was able to purchase it as well and demolish it, leaving only the maltings for the use of Rosebank.

Rosebank Distillery Ltd was formed in 1894, and in 1914 it was among the companies that amalgamated to form the Scottish Malt Distillers. Later the group became part of DCL.

United Distillers mothballed the distillery in 1993

Rosebank is similar to other lowland single malts in having a taste associated with fruits, grasses, and particularly flowers. Being casked in oak lends to oak flavourings within the malt as well - the distillery described the nose as "light and distinctive" and the flavour "well balanced".

In his "Complete book of Whisky", Jim Murray notes that Rosebank is the "superior Lowlander" and should be ranked in the top five of all Scottish malts.

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