This very rare Rosebank 8 year old Single Malt Whisky is an official distillery bottling from the 1980’s.
Rosebank Scotch Whisky Distillery Style Tasting Notes;
Nose: Light floral and grassy with a delicate trace of honey.
Palate: Light bodied. Delicate and complex, malt and honey.
Finish: Light and floral.
Location, Lowlands. Camelon, Falkirk.
Water source, Carron Valley Reservoir.
Traditional Lowland method of triple-distillation at Rosebank.
Last Owners, UDV.
Distillery Demolished, now site is occupied by a Beefeater restaurant.
Rosebank Scotch Whisky Distillery History.
The early history of the Rosebank distillery stated as being founded in the late 18th century. As early as 1773.
However, more conservative sources date it somewhere in the 1790’s.
The Rosebank Distillery of the Stark Brothers had its origin at Laurieston.
However, due to shortage of water. The distillery relocated to Camelon in the 1820s.
There are conflicting dates and people James Smeaton 1773 and 1798 the Stark Brothers. Also there is a James Roberston 1817. The details are confused because of two distillery names in two maybe three locations.
John Stark operated the Camelon Distillery in 1827 to 1836.
The site of the new Rosebank Distillery was on the other side of the Forth Clyde Canal to the Camelon Distillery.
James Rankine, local wine and spirit merchant, founded the forerunner to the last distillery in the 1840’s who converted the maltings of Camelon Distillery Rosebank may have operated under the name ‘Cameron’ for a while.