Rosebank – 1991 – 22 years – Sherrywood 55,20%

MacKillop’s Choice – Cask strenght
Distilled : 25/01/1991 – Bottled : April 2013 – Cask number : 271  – Alcool : 55,20 %

also available as  bottle of 20 cl and as mignonette of 3 cl

The late Michael Jackson writer about the closure of Rosebank: “His whisky at the top (not too woody!) is as floral as his name!  It was one of the finest malts of the Lowlands – produced, according to tradition of the region, by triple distillation. A great loss! “

Jim Murray in his “Complete Book of Whisky” : “None of them [Lowland malts] approaches the sunny majestic Highland malts …Murray argues that Rosebank is the “upper Lowlander” and should be ranked in the top five of all Scottish malts.


Rosebank distillery
La distillerie de Rosebank, fermée aujourd’hui, était localisée à Camelon, sur les rives du canal entre le Forth and la Clyde canal, en bordure de la ville de Falkirk, à mi-chemin entre Edinburg et Glasgow.
En 2006, on pouvait remarquer que certaines parties de la distillerieRosebank  avaient été démantelées pour faire place à un programme de construction immobilière, et que les entrepôts avaient été aménagés en un restaurant de Beefeater .
Cependant la période de Noël et du Nouvel An 2008/2009, les Stills Rosebank d’origine (avec d’autres équipements) ont été volés par des voleurs de métaux et n’ont pas été récupérés.
L’écrivain regretté Michael Jackson a considéré la fermeture de Rosebank :  “Son whisky, à son sommet (pas trop boisé !) est aussi floral que le nom. C’était l’un des plus beaux malts des Lowlands — produit, selon la tradition de la région, par triple distillation. Une grosse perte !»
Dans son “Complete Book of Whisky”, Jim Murray constate “qu’aucun d’entre eux [des malts des Lowlands] se rapproche de la majesté ensoleillé des malts des Highlands …” – Murray soutient que Rosebank est le “Lowlander supérieur” et devrait être classé dans le top cinq de tous les malts écossais.
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The Bottler : MacKillop’s Choice
Even though individual casks of whisky are distilled on the same day at the same distillery, the whiskies’ flavours and tastes, after maturation in separate casks, may differ widely. Lorne’s personal selection, Mackillop’s Choice, gives the connoisseur the opportunity to savour the rich quality and unique taste of single cask whiskies from different distilleries and of different ages.
Due to each cask’s distinctiveness, once the cask has been bottled, it cannot be replaced. Whiskies from distilleries that are no longer producing are especially demanded by collectors, owing to the dwindling availability of these casks.
All casks to be bottled as Mackillop’s Choice have been selected by Lorne Mackillop himself after careful tasting. He selects only those casks that have matured with an excellent balance of flavours. 
These flavours derive from the original spirit, having been tempered by many years in an oak cask. The whisky extracts from the oak great complexity of flavour, by a process that is still not fully understood.
Lorne rejects approximately 80% of the cask samples that he tastes as not being of sufficient high quality to bear the label of Mackillop’s Choice.
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Lowlands
Lowlands directly touch England to the south and end on the Highland Line to the north. This virtual line, drawn once by the British Parliament, stretches from Greenock to Dundee.
The area includes the central belt of Scotland South (a line from Forth to Loch Lomond). In the region, there always have been only malt distilleries, especially because at the time of the illegal distillation, there was almost no possibility of distilling whiskey in secret in this rather flat country.
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