THE DISTILLERY

Royal Lochnagar Distillery is situated just one mile from Balmoral Castle and sits at the foot of the Cairngorm mountains, fed by the crystal clear water of the Scarnock springs.

Originally called New Lochnagar, it was renamed following the royal visit. Today, the distillery combines the traditional pagoda kiln heads and techniques like the open mash tun with a whisky visitor centre to share the story of Royal Lochnagar and its malt whisky.

Booking

Tour Options

ROYAL LOCHNAGAR EXPRESSIONS

An introduction to making whisky at Royal Lochnagar, including tour of the Distillery, Filling Store and Warehouse. Followed by a tutored tasting 12 year old, Distillery Exclusive Bottling, Selected Reserve and 175th Anniversary Bottling.

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WHISKY & CHOCOLATE - THE PERFECT MATCH

This is an opportunity to pair hand crafted local chocolate with our Royal Lochnagar whisky. We have collaborated with Braemar chocolate shop in creating the perfect chocolate pairing which enhances the flavours of our 5 expressions.

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ROYAL LOCHNAGAR WAREHOUSE TASTING

Enjoy a tutored tasting of four whiskies, each specially selected from our collection of casks in the Duty Paid Warehouse at Royal Lochnagar Distillery. Expect fascinating stories and learn about the rarity of each dram.

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VISIT ROYAL LOCHNAGAR

ADDRESS

Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Balmoral,
Crathie, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5TB, UK

CONTACT:

T | 01339 742700
E | Royal.Lochnagar@malts.com

OPENING HOURS

Jan - Feb | Tue - Sat | 10:00 - 16:00
Mar - Oct | Mon - Sun | 10:00 - 17:00
Oct - Dec | Mon - Sat | 10:00 - 17:00

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Royal Lochnagar

Our Responsibility

Safety

Advanced booking for all tours and experiences is advised to avoid disappointment. To help keep everyone safe please check the latest Scottish Government guidelines before you visit.

Accessibility

We’re pleased to have consulted Euan’s guide to ensure that we provide disabled access information upfront to give all our visitors the confidence to visit our distillery and enjoy the experience. To help plan your visit, we’ve included an overview of our facilities. Please do let us know if you have any specific requirements at the time of your booking and a member of staff will be in touch.

Sustainability

We’re thrilled that our sustainability efforts at Royal Lochnagar have been recognised by the UK’s top eco-tourism body. We’ve been awarded the prestigious Green Tourism Gold award, the highest level of certification, for our commitment to sustainable tourism.