In pictures: the team behind the Rosebank Distillery revival reveal how it will look

Following the huge announcement last year of plans to resurrect one of Scotland's most famous lost distilleries, the team behind the Rosebank revival project have released images of how the new production site will look. 

Published 24th Aug 2018
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

The distillery, which was mothballed in 1993 and had its equipment stolen in 2009, had been the subject of much speculation over the years with stories of proposed bids to revive it from people such as Gerald Michaluk, owner of Arran Brewery, hitting the headlines before it was announced that Ian Macleod Distillers would finally resurrect the distillery that was once dubbed ‘the King of the Lowlands’ by the late whisky writer, Michael Jackson.

How the current site looks. Picture: TSPL
The view from the banks of the Forth & Clyde canal in Falkirk. Picture: Michael Gillen

Now, the firm, which also owns the Glengoyne, Tamdhu and Edinburgh Gin distilleries, has released images of how the new Falkirk based production site could look.

Picture: MLA

Posting the images on their Facebook page the brand wrote: "A little preview of the designs for the new Rosebank Distillery."

Picture: MLA

The images show the site's famous chimney stack will remain intact, while a glass frontage will be added and the Rosebank lettering will be included on the side.

Images of how the production site will look from the canal side have also been added.


Describing Rosebank as one of the "most respected and sought after single malts in the world", Ian Macleod Distillers managing director Leonard Russell said: “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.”

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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