A SPIRIT OF ITS OWN
This special whisky is renowned for its outstanding flavour and incredible location. Sitting at the foot of the Cairngorm mountains, a mile from Balmoral Castle, this small craft distillery was granted the title Royal Lochnagar in 1848 following a visit, at the invitation of founder John Begg, by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Royal Lochnagar combines malted barley and the pure water of the nearby crystal clear Scarnock springs to create a golden and delicious Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
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“Named for a nearby Munro, Royal Lochnagar whisky is anything but a dominating presence on the palate. This delicate malt offers fruits, planed wood and light toffee instead.”
The smallest distillery in our collection, the first licensed Lochnagar distillery was set up on the north side of the river in 1826 by a former illicit distiller, but his competitors soon burned it down. A second distillery was built by John Begg on the south bank in 1845. This is the distillery we now know. Originally called New Lochnagar, it was renamed following the royal visit. Today, it retains the traditional distillery appearance – with its two pagoda kiln heads – and techniques like the open mash tun – and also has a visitor centre for the appreciation of Single Malt Scotch Whisky.