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"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

The perfect

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

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Royal Lochnagar brings out the rich complexity of character in venison sausage, parma ham or even mutton pie.

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Royal Lochnagar 12 Years Old On The Flavour Map
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Smoky Rich Delicate Light


A golden and delicious Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.


Pale amber.


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

Region: Highland


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.

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Expert Reviews
Insights from some of the best in the business

"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

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