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Royal Lochnagar

This highland Scotch has been prized by monarchs south of the border since Queen Victoria and Prince Albert took the first ever distillery tour on her visit of 1848 after an invitation from the owner John Begg

This highland Scotch has been prized by monarchs south of the border since Queen Victoria and Prince Albert took the first ever distillery tour on her visit of 1848 after an invitation from the owner John Begg . Famous for its royal warrant and its outstanding flavour, Royal Lochnagar whisky owes both to an incredible location. One mile from Balmoral Castle, at the foot of the Cairngorn mountains, and the crystal clear water of the Scarnock springs.

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Light and delicate

Like polished amber

Named for a nearby munro, Royal Lochnagar whisky is anything but a dominating presence on the palate. This delicate malt offers instead fruits, planed wood and light toffee. Packed with personality but never overbearing, these are well-bred whiskies.

The Royal Lochnagar distillery

The Royal Lochnagar distillery

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.

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In the majestic heart of Royal Deeside
A Malt with serious credentials

The softer highland Malt

Royal Lochnagar combines the pure water of the Scarnock Springs and local barley to create a golden and delicious Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Sitting alongside the River Dee, famous for its spring salmon, Royal Lochnagar offers a softer, more gentle side of the Highland region.