Ian Macleod Distillers has reopened the Rosebank distillery in Falkirk, around 30 years after it closed.

The reopening follows a four-year restoration project, after planning permission was granted at the start of 2019.

Stuart Hendry, brand homes director at Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “This is a huge moment for the people of Falkirk and the global whisky community. It has been an absolute pleasure watching Rosebank reawaken, with its original, unique distillation methods now sitting at the heart of inspiring new buildings that respect the original setting. The sense of pride that the people of Falkirk have in Rosebank is very much felt by all of us at Ian Macleod Distillers and to be custodians of such an iconic distillery is a dream come true.”

To mark the distillery’s revival, Rosebank has released its first distillery exclusive, and its oldest expression to date, Rosebank Vintage 1989. The 33-year-old single malt Scotch whisky, bottled at its natural strength of 47.5% abv, is from the oldest year of the legacy stock. The new expression is a limited run of 650 bottles, and only available to buy from the  distillery gift shop, priced at £3,200.