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Rosebank 1989-1997 - 7 Year Old - Signatory Vintage - Single Cask 1739 - Miniature

LOT ID: 1023-191

End Date : Jan 03 2024 08:00 PM

Total Bids: 8   

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Rosebank 1989 - 1997. 7 Year Old. Bottled by Signatory Vintage. Cask number 1739. One of 3,650 bottles matured in a Sherry Cask. 5cl. 43%. No box.




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Distillery:  Rosebank

Distillery Status:  Closed

Bottler: Signatory Vintage

Region: Lowland

Distilled Year: 1989

Bottling Year: 1997

Age: 7

Bottles Produced: 3,650

Limited Edition: yes

Cask Number: 1739

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 5cl / 50ml

ABV: 43%

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.

Signatory Vintage Whisky Company was founded by Andrew Symington in 1988 after a spell as assistant manager at the Prestonfield House Hotel, where he had the opportunity to buy a cask of Glenlivet 1968. A robust and canny businessman, Symington had soon acquired some outstanding parcels of casks from great distilleries, and quickly established a reputation among single malt fans for good value, high quality single casks, the majority of which were released at full strength.

Throughout the 1990s and beyond, Signatory released outstanding whisky from Ardbeg, Glenfarclas, Springbank and many more, with frequently remarkable examples of lost or obscure distilleries. Soon established as one of the leading new wave independent bottlers, Symington was also an early exponent of bottling whiskies without colouring or chill filtration, a policy that has also served Signatory well at their Edradour distillery, which was purchased in 2002.


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Last Bids £27.50 3rd January 2024 19:46