Royal Lochnagar

Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70cl

Royal Lochnagar 12 year old is a packed with personality but never overbearing, this is a well-bred whisky. An ideal gift for drinkers looking to explore Highland Single Malt Whiskies known for being rich in flavour and aroma.

Serving Suggestion: Royal Lochnagar works best served in a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little water.

"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

International Spirits Challenge


2009 - 2010

International Wine and Spirit Competition


2007 & 2009




Medium-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel.


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.


This delicate malt offers fruits, planed wood, and light toffee. The palate is sweet before gaining in acidity.


Dry; medium-length, with an attractive lingering sandalwood aftertaste. Sharp and well-balanced.