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Rosebank 1975-2002 - 27 Year Old - Douglas Laing - Old Malt Cask - Single Cask

LOT ID: 0923-966

End Date : Nov 22 2023 08:00 PM

Total Bids: 6   

Winning Bid


Rosebank 1975 - 2002. 27 Year Old. Bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Malt Cask series. Single Cask. One of 312 bottles. 700ml. 50%. In presentation box.

A marvellous old fruity Rosebank 1975 27-year-old bottled from a single sherry cask by Douglas Laing in 2002. Douglas Laing bottled dozens of Rosebanks in the early years of the millennium but this was the only 1975 vintage cask we know of from them. Released at 50%, this 1975 Rosebank cask was bottled without colouring or chill filtration, yielding a total of just 319 bottles




High Neck

Distillery:  Rosebank

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Douglas Laing

Region: Lowland

Distilled Year: 1975

Bottling Year: 2002

Age: 27

Bottles Produced: 312

Limited Edition: yes

Cask Number: NA

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 70cl / 700ml

ABV: 50%

The writing was on the wall for Rosebank in 1988 when owners United Distillers preferred the less accomplished but much more tourist-friendly Glenkinchie for their new Classic Malts series. Rosebank closed in 1993, after UD balked at a £2m upgrade to the distillery’s effluent treatment facility, and soon became a cult lost distillery - the Lowland equivalent of Brora or Port Ellen. Miraculously, Diageo are now restoring both Brora and Port Ellen, while Rosebank is being rebuilt under new owners Ian MacLeod Distillers and is expected to reopen in late 2022.

Today, new bottlings of old Rosebank are dwindling, and prices have increased dramatically over the last decade. Essential official bottlings of Rosebank include the glorious 1979 and 1981 Rare Malt Editions, and the splendid Special Releases from 2007, 2011 and 2014. Indie Rosebanks from the early 1990s vintages are generally excellent and usually more affordable at auction.

Founded in the late 1940s by Fred Douglas Laing Sr, the Douglas Laing company spent decades as whisky blenders and exporters before Fred Laing’s sons Stewart and Fred Jr introduced the highly influential Old Malt Cask single malt range in 1998. The McGibbon’s Provenance and Old & Rare Platinum series followed soon afterwards, establishing Douglas Laing as one of Scotland’s finest independent bottlers.

In 2013 Stewart Laing left the business, taking Old Malt Cask and Old & Rare to his new company Hunter Laing, while Fred Laing Jr was joined by his daughter Cara and her husband Chris Leggatt from Morrison Bowmore. The Old Particular and Extra Old Particular ranges were introduced to replace Old Malt Cask and Old & Rare, and the company has since moved into distilling with the purchase of Strathearn distillery in 2019 and the construction of Clutha distillery in Glasgow.


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Last Bids £1,050.00 22nd November 2023 19:46