Rosebank Distillery opens visitor centre in June

Petra Milde |

Tickets for the tours can already be booked


Not long now until the Rosebank Distillery in Falkirk opens its doors to visitors. Tours will be offered from 7 June 2024.

Ian Macleod Distillers spent four years restoring the distillery from 2019 (we reported) after it had been closed for 30 years. In 2017, the company took over the brand rights and existing stock from Diageo and acquired the site on the Forth & Clyde Canal, which was owned by Scottish Canals.

After starting production in July 2023, Rosebank Distillery is taking the next step with the opening of the visitor centre on 7 June 2024, which is already eagerly awaited by fans of the whisky distillery.

In the traditional Rosebank style

“I could see that Rosebank Distillery was held in extremely high regard and it was a huge shame that it closed when it was distilling some of the best spirit for the Scotch whisky industry," said Leonard Russell, Managing Director of Ian Macleod Distillers. “Being small, Rosebank was one of the more expensive whiskies to produce, but in my view that’s no reason to close a distillery. Its reopening will be a very special moment for its hometown of Falkirk, for the Scotch industry and for whisky lovers everywhere.”

Rosebank's original mill, which is over 100 years old, is back in use following a refurbishment. Copies of the original stills can now be admired in the still house with its large glass front. It is attached to the Victorian red brick building. There are three stills, which are used for the triple distillation process that used to be standard at Rosebank. Wormtubs are also traditionally used. The distillery's striking 108-foot chimney has been restored and continues to characterise Falkirk's townscape.

Three different tours

Three different types of visitor tours from £25 per person upwards will be available at Rosebank Distillery from June: Rosebank Reawakening, Rosebank Rekindled and Rosebank Revered. Each includes a guided tour and different tasting options. Tickets can now be booked here on the distillery's website .

The visitor centre with shop and tasting rooms will be open seven days a week from June.


Images: Ian Macleod Distillers

Petra Milde is a freelance author of books and specialist writing about spirits and food. She has been supporting the editorial team since 2015 and creates informative and entertaining articles in the news section.

Besides her writing work, she moderates tastings and can be met at spirits fairs, both behind the stands and in front of them, looking for new products and interesting people to talk to.