Royal Lochnagar Distillery is situated
50 miles west of Aberdeen, 10 miles east
of Braemar, next to Balmoral Castle.
This Single Malt Distillery can be
visited throughout the year free of
charge for the shop and small museum.
There are also a number of Tours that can
be taken ranging in price. Postcode: AB35
See also a large Click On
Map for Top Attractions in the area.
The image top is from the car park looking
at the Royal Lochnagar Distillery. Large
The Distillery has a well stocked shop with
a vast range of Whisky from this Distillery and
its many Sister Distilleries.
Much of the Malt Whisky produced by Royal
Lochnagar is used in Johnnie Walker Blended -
Blue and Black Labels.
Royal Lochnagar Single Malt is matured
between 12 and 24 years, £40 to £550 per
Royal Lochnagar sits below the 3,789ft
/1,155m mountain named Lochnagar.
For a list of all Distillers in Scotland
that can be visited, view the page. Whisky
Royal Lochnagar History
1824 - the first Lochnagar distillery
mysteriously burned down.
1841- the second distillery burned down as
1845 - John Begg built the Lochnagar
Distillery seen today.
1848 - Queen Victoria acquired Balmoral
Estate and the old Castle, previously owned by
1848 - the distillery was awarded its Royal
Warrant after John Begg invited Queen Victoria,
Prince Albert, and their children to visit.
1856 - the new Balmoral Castle was completed
for Queen Victoria. The Castle grounds, cafe,
and museum are open to the public for a few
months in early summer when the Royals are not
Today, Royal Lochnagar Distillery is owned
by Diageo. The Distillery
has its own brand of Whisky, but most of its
produce is used in the Blending of Johnnie
Walker Black and Blue Label.