Investors Want to Revive Rosebank, But Plan Faces Hurdles

Diageo mothballed the old Rosebank distillery in Falkirk in 1993 to focus its attentions on Glenkinichie. It is still selling the old Rosebank stock, a triple-distilled lowland whisky of good repute, and it owns the old distillery and the rights to the Rosebank name.

Enter a group of Falkirk investors who want to revive the Rosebank name by launching a new distillery in the town to the tune of $10 million. A big peice of local history hangs in the balance, but the project faces a slew of problems thanks to Diageo and the policies of the Scotch Whisky Association, which only allows the use of the old names if they continue to use the old distillery.

The plans come as numerous distilleries mothballed in the 1980s come back online amid a spike in exports to markets such as the U.S., China and India.

The Sunday Herald has the details.

~ by whisky1 on September 14, 2008.

One Response to “Investors Want to Revive Rosebank, But Plan Faces Hurdles”

  1. Did this ever get off the ground? Am still in shock more than 15 years on that this piece of heritage was killed off (I lived most of my life about 500m from the place). As the distillery is now flats it would be useful to see the name, or at least a Falkirk whisky, continue in some way.

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