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Welcome to Royal Lochnagar distillery

Famous for its royal warrant and its outstanding flavour, Royal Lochnagar whisky owes both to an incredible location. One mile from Balmoral Castle, it sits at the foot of the Cairngorn mountains, next to the crystal clear water of the Scarnock springs.

WHERE TO FIND US

On the beautiful Balmoral estate.

Royal Lochnagar Distillery
Balmoral
Crathie
Ballater
Aberdeenshire
AB35 5TB
Tel: 013397 42700
Email: royal.lochnagar.distillery@diageo.com

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Opening Times

January - March

Monday to Friday

10.00 - 16.00

Saturday, 12.00 - 16.00

March

Monday to Saturday

10.00 - 16.00

April – July

Monday to Saturday

10.00 - 17.00

Sunday, 12.00 - 17.00

August

Monday to Friday

10.00 - 18.00

Saturday, 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday: 12.00 - 17.00

September

Monday to Saturday

10.00 - 17.00

Sunday,12.00 - 17.00

October

Monday to Friday

10.00 - 17.00
Saturday, 10.00 - 16.00
Sunday, 12.00 - 16.00

November – December

Monday to Saturday

10.00 - 16.00

Please note we are closed 25th and 26th December, 1st and 2nd January.

Tours of our Distillery
We have a range of tours available. Select a tour to discover more.

THE STORY OF ROYAL LOCHNAGAR

Uncover the history behind the liquid.

Originally called New Lochnagar, it was renamed following the royal visit. Today this, the smallest distillery in our collection, combines the traditional pagoda kiln heads and techniques like the open mash tun with a modern visitor centre for the appreciation of malt whisky.

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