People and places don't just shape a Single Malt Scotch Whisky's flavour. They change the course of its future. Get a taste of how the whisky you love today came to be, with this brief Royal Lochnagar timeline.
James Robertson builds Lochnagar on the north side of the river Dee, near the Lochnagar mountain.
Lochnagar is burned to the ground, a blaze thought to have been started by Robertson’s illicit competitors.
John Begg builds his New Lochnagar on the south side of the river.
Queen Victoria visits Balmoral and pops across to the distillery for a visit, at the invitation of Begg. Suitably impressed, she issues a Royal Warrant, allowing the distillery to add Royal to its name.
John Begg passes away after nearly four decades at the helm. His son Henry takes over for a while.
After a slightly shorter run than his father, Henry passes away and leaves Lochnagar to his children.
The distillery complex is rebuilt.
The distillery closes due to the outbreak of war.
The distillery is reconstructed, with new mashtun, washbacks and stills, though it still retains its beautiful traditional features.