"Rich fruit and honey on the nose, sophisticated mix of crystal barley, chunky fruit and delicious peat base and a warming and rounded finish."Dominic Roskrow, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.165
Royal Lochnagar works best served in a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little water.
A golden and delicious Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Planed wood, light toffee, boat varnish. After a while, coffee with brown sugar.
Medium bodied, even reticent.
Pleasant; an initial sweetness is quickly overtaken by acidity.
Dry; medium-length, with an attractive lingering sandalwood aftertaste.
Make: Royal LochnagarTM
Age: 12 Years Old
Strength: 43% ABV
Place of Origin: Lochnagar
in brief… Subtle and freshly woody.
in a sentence… A closed nose later reveals woody notes and acidity, matched on the palate and in a medium-long woody finish.
A relatively closed nose. Planed wood, light toffee, boat varnish. Linseed oil behind, even putty, and later a lychee-like acidity. With water the acidity comes up (acid drops), and the nose sweetens. Still a pleasant fresh woodiness or leatheriness, the varnish now supported by artists turpentine. Warm sand. After a while, coffee dregs with brown sugar. Not an obvious nose, however.
2009 - 2010
2007 & 2009
"Light toffee on the nose, along with some green notes of freshly-sawn timber. The palate offers a pleasing and quite complex blend of caramel, dry sherry and spice, followed by a hint of liquorice before the slightly scented finish develops."
Gavin D Smith, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.165
"Diageo’s smallest distillery and another that has worm tubs. The character here is grassy: think hay and straw rather than lawn clippings. There’s just a hint of cereal behind, and a fresh, roasted spiciness. The palate has good central sweetness where you just get a hint of fruit. Light and fresh, and a good afternoon dram."
Dave Broom, Whisky Advocate Summer 2012