Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Deeside

Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Deeside, Scotland

This evening, i am focusing on Royal Lochnagar Distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Some key facts:

  • Established 1845 and named after the nearby mountain of the same name.
  • Situated close to the royal residence at Balmoral.
  • In 1848 may have provided the first ever distillery tour when Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their children toured the distillery as guest of proprietor, John Begg.
  • Patronage from nearby royals secured change in the spirits’s prefix from ‘New to ‘Royal’.
  • Much of the output in the early years went into the VAT 69 blend. Now a major constituent of  premium expressions, blue and gold label, of Johnnie Walker blends.
  • Prince Charles visited in 1995 to celebrate the distillery’s 150th anniversary.
  • Spirit is matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.
  • Main product as single malt is the 12 year old at 40pct (below).
Royal Lochnagar Whisky

Royal Lochnagar Whisky, Scotland

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