About Rosebank Whisky Distillery
According to legend, the Stark brothers operate a distillery by the name Rosebank.
James Robertson runs a distillery named Rosebank which may be identical to that of the Stark brothers´.
James Rankine builds the present distillery buildings. He has taken over the maltings of Camelon Distillery, situated on the nearby eastern bank of the Forth-Clyde canal.
The distillery expands.
Rankine buys Camelon Distillery, on the west bank of the Forth-Clyde canal.
James Rankine’s son, R. W. Rankine, rebuilds Rosebank distillery.
Rankine demolishes Camelon Distillery but keeps the maltings and connects the two sites by a swing bridge.
Rosebank Distillery Company is formed.
Rosebank, with Clydesdale, Glenkinchie, St. Magdalene and Grange form Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).
Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD) becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
The old Camelon maltings is closed and partly demolished.
DCL launches the series The Ascot Malt Cellar with Rosebank (8 years), Linkwood (12 years), Talisker (8 years), Lagavulin (12 years) and two vatted malts, Strathconnan and Glenleven.
The distillery closes in June.
The buildings are bought in May by British Waterways for the building of a restaurant, offices and flats.
Reproduced from the Malt Whisky Yearbook 2009 with the kind permission of Mr Ingvar Ronde