Founded in 1840
During its operating life, Rosebank Distillery was founded in the town of Camelon, on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The historic buildings on the site include those taken and refurbished from a previous neighbor, the old Camelon Distillery.

The Rosebank Distillery was founded in 1840, by a man named James Rankine. The Rosebank moniker was chosen for the flowers, which grew along the banks of the nearby canal. Rosebank enjoyed early success and expanded within 5 years of its first production.

Rosebank was one of the founding distilleries of the Scottish Malt Distillers, the group formally coming into being in 1914. Rosebank was mothballed in 1993, and sold to the British Waterways Board in 2002.  

Rosebank's water was sourced from the Carrow Valley Reservoir. As is characteristic of Lowland malts, Rosebank was triple-distilled, making for a fine, floral malt that has been described by many as archetypal of the Lowland style. Stocks of the last Flora and Fauna bottling from 2007 can still be found.

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Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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bitter oak
sweet fruit
What does Rosebank taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Rosebank Scotch. It's based on all Rosebank drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Rosebank before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    1 wash, 2 spirit
  • Visitor center
  • Status
  • Address
    Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK1 5BW, Scotland
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For what was described by the experts as one of the best distilleries in the world, the Rosebank has met an ignonimous end. Sold to British Waterways in 2002, the site is being developed into restaurants and apartments.
Perching just above England, the Lowlands can play truant from peat or salinity. 

Triple distilled malts are characteristic of the region, offering a gentle, elegant palate reminiscent of grass, honeysuckle, cream, ginger, toffee, toast and cinnamon.

The Lowlands are master of the Whisky blend and are also known for their silent stills, which sadly no longer produce.
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