The Sleeping Giant Awakens with Rosebank 30 Year Old Global Launch
We are delighted to announce the first in a series of annual, limited-edition, Rosebank releases – a 30 Year Old 1990 vintage, bottled un-chillfiltered at 48.6% ABV.
Rosebank 30 Year Old is a hand-selected vintage, laid down in 1990, shortly before the distillery’s untimely closure in 1993. Only 4,350 bottles will be available worldwide, labelled as Release One, a nod to this new chapter in Rosebank’s legacy. Each year will see a new limited-edition release, laddering up to the first “new” Rosebank spirit once our newly distilled Rosebank whisky is finally ready.
“The first global release of Rosebank 30 Year Old is a truly iconic moment for the distillery. It has matured in 62% refill sherry butts and 38% refill bourbon hogsheads for decades, patiently waiting to be awoken, and delivers layers of incredible flavour that you won’t find in other whiskies.” Robbie Hughes, Group Distillation Manager for Ian Macleod Distillers.
The layers of experience offered by this special whisky begin on the nose; soft and creamy with layers of caramel wafer, vanilla and nutmeg. On the palate, there’s a wonderful balance of gentle syrup, pear and pleasing oak spice. The finish lingers with candied violets, orange and faint mint.
We know that the first sip of this exclusive dram will be a special moment, so we shared an exclusive preview with some of the world’s top whisky writers to capture their thoughts. Renowned and celebrated writers including Felipe Schrieberg of Forbes Magazine, Alice Lascelles of the Financial Times, Mamoru Tsuchiya of the Japan Research Centre, Martin Eber from Time for Whisky, Bernhard Schäfer of Whisky Circle, and Thijs Klaverstjin from Words of Whisky received no tasting notes or samples in advance as we wanted to experience their genuine reactions.
We hope your first sip of our limited edition release will be as special as the ones above. That’s why, as a thank you for your continued support, the first 200 people to scan the QR code on the neck of their Release One bottle will be given the opportunity to enjoy a dram of Release Two at their nearest high-end, luxury bar in 2021 as well as a chance to purchase Release Two before anyone else through an early purchase link. A list of redeemable locations will be sent to those successful in 2021.