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
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.