Royal Lochnagar Distillery Visitor Centre, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Royal Lochnagar Whisky Distillery which is located in the Scottish Highlands close to Balmoral Castle and Crathie. Summary facts and information as follows:

  • Dates from 1845 under ownership of John Begg and is successor to others under Begg ownership dating back to 1823.
  • Purveyor of Scotch Whisky to the British Royal Court since 1848, following a visit by Queen Victoria.
  • Sold by the Begg family to a whisky conglomerate in 1916 and now part of international drinks group, Diageo’s portfolio.
  • Most of output goes into a blend called Windsor which is targeted at the Korean market.
  • Flagship single malt is a 12 year-old. Other expressions include Selected Reserve and Distiller’s Edition.
  • Capacity is a modest 500, 000 litres p.a.which is produced using a single traditional mash tun (stainless steel), three wooden washbacks and two stills.
  • Maturation undertaken in European oak casks.
  • Tours and tastings are available.

Single malts at Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Scotland

 

Tour Group at Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Scotland

Whisky Tasting at Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Scotland

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