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Royal Lochnagar Distillery

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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 5TB

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The image top is from the car park looking at the Royal Lochnagar Distillery.

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 10 and 12 years, £45 to £400 per bottle.
Royal Lochnagar Whisky Range.

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 Distillers.

Royal Lochnagar History

1824 - the first Lochnagar Distillery mysteriously burned down.

1841- the second Distillery burned down as well.

1845 - John Begg built the Lochnagar Distillery seen today.

1848 - Queen Victoria acquired Balmoral Estate and the old Castle, previously owned by the Gordon's.

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 there.

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.

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