KNOWN as a “sleeping giant” of Scottish distilleries, Rosebank Distillery has now finally reopened to the public.

After more than 30 years of closure, Ian Macleod Distillers has brought back to life the “ghost” distillery, previously thought to be lost forever.

The restoration spanned the last four years and the stunning new distillery has returned as an iconic landmark for the Falkirk community.

The newly-restored facility promises a great experience for guests – a first in its history – and the doors are now open.

Brand homes director at Ian Macleod Distillers Stuart Hendry commented: “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 we are excited to welcome whisky lovers from around the world into this incredible cathedral of distillation.”

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Paying respect to the historic site, the characteristic three copper stills (above) have been lovingly crafted to replicate their historic shape based on original distillery drawings.

Tours are available to book HERE.

Emma Oakes, blender at the distillery, said: “Such a grand occasion calls for an exceptional whisky, and our Rosebank Vintage 1989 is just that.

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“We have had the unique opportunity to assess each of the rare Rosebank casks that have survived since the distillery’s closure in 1993.

“It was clear from the start that our 1989 casks, the oldest in our archive, would be perfect to create this incredibly special dram to toast to the revival of such a well-loved distillery.”