Records show that a distillery existed in Falkirk as early as 1798. Rosebank, which opened in 1813, the distillery was mothballed in 1993. It was once considered one of the premier lowland whiskies, in 2002 Diageo sold the distillery buildings and contents and the maltings were demolished.
In 2008 plans were started to open a new distillery in Falkirk with the original Rosebank equipment. However, the original Rosebank Stills along with other equipment were stolen and were not recovered. Plans for the new distillery have continued to develop gaining Scottish Government approval, the new building being near the site of the original Rosebank distillery.