Family firm to resurrect famous distillery

IAN Macleod Distillers, the family-owned firm behind the Glengoyne and Tamdhu malts and Edinburgh Gin, has announced that it is to resurrect the famous Rosebank distillery in Falkirk.

Leonard Russell, managing director of Ian Macleod Distillers.

Rosebank ceased production in 1993 and has since become a favourite with collectors and connoisseurs. Ian Macleod acquired the site from Scottish Canals and the Rosebank trademark from Diageo. It has also acquired some Rosebank stock, which it will release as limited-edition bottlings.

“Rosebank is one of the most respected and sought after single malts in the world,” said the company’s managing director, Leonard Russell. “As such, this is an extraordinarily exciting project for us. To bring back to life an iconic distillery and quintessential Lowland single malt is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

As well as resuming production at the distillery, Ian Macleod is planning to open a visitor centre at the site.