The Lowland single malt maker Rosebank, part of the Ian Macleod Distillers portfolio, recently launched their rare 31 Year Old whisky in the U.S. This is the second of three in the global series of legacy Rosebank releases.
A statement from Rosebank notes that the 31 Year Old is a rare bottling drawn from casks that were salvaged before the distillery’s closing in 1993.
The distiller’s notes describe the Lowland single malt as having aromas of citrus, soft vanilla and candied almonds. On the palate are flavors of camomile, berry and baked banana. It finishes with a signature smooth finish of sweet peaches, oak and herbal notes.
Malcolm Rennie, manager of Rosebank Distillery, said, “This is the first Rosebank release during my tenure as distillery manager and I’m under no illusions as to the importance of this launch. The spirit was distilled before the distillery closed its doors and has matured in casks ever since, waiting to be awoken.”
He said it fills him with pride to know that the 31 Year Old will be the last “old Rosebank” release before the distillery reopens to the public.
Recently, the Rosebank Distillery completed their first distillation runs since being closed for more than 30 years. Next year, the distillery will open a new visitor experience for Rosebank fans.
This is Rosebank’s second expression released since the purchase by Ian Macleod Distillers in 2017.
The Rosebank 31 Year Old Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky clocks in at 48.1% ABV, and will be available in select retail shops throughout the U.S. for a suggested price of $3,299 for a 700ml bottle.
For more information, check out www.rosebank.com.