Rosebank 12 Year Flora & Fauna
Rosebank // Lowlands, Scotland
Bottled as part of the Flora & Fauna series, a collection of single malts from lesser-known distilleries, this whisky is a twelve year old bottling from the mothballed Rosebank Distillery in the Scottish Lowlands. Rosebank was mothballed in 1993 during a slump in whisky sales by then-owner United Distillers (who later merged with another company to form Diageo) in favor of the more-economic and more-picturesque Glenkinchie. The house style of Rosebank is defined by a traditional --for the Lowlands-- triple distillation process, and it is often considered one of the best representations of Lowland malts. Bottled at 43% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.