Rosebank 1981 22 Years – Rare Malts Selection

Rosebank 1981 22 Years from the Rare Malts Selection – Natural Cask Strength. Distilled in 1981 and bottled at cask strength 22 years later as part of the “Rare Malts Selection”.

The “Rare Malts Selection” is a series of single malt whiskies from casks of closed distilleries or from distilleries that do not market bottlings independently. These include Rosebank, Linkwood and Port Ellen, for example. They are normally cask strength bottlings that were distilled in the 1960s, 1970s or early 1980s and laid down to mature for at least 18 years. The series appeared from around 1995 to 2005 and was marketed by independent bottler Diageo. The series has now been discontinued, being replaced by the annual “Special Releases”. The individual Rare Malt bottlings are highly sought after by collectors.

Rosebank is one of the so-called “Lost Distilleries” and was closed in 1993. It was established around 1840 and was one of the five founding distilleries of Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD). It was sold to Diageo in 1987, but is now owned by the company “Ian Macleod Distillers”, which is currently working on reopening the distillery and having the original stills rebuilt. The aim is to recreate the same production conditions for Rosebank Whisky, thereby achieving the same characteristics. It is planned to re-open the distillery in 2022.

  • Producer: Rosebank
  • Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol content: 61.1% ABV
  • Origin: Scotland/Lowlands
  • Net fill quantity: 0.7 litre (700 ml)

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