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Royal Lochnagar Distillery

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Neighbouring Balmoral Castle, Royal Lochnagar is the perfect place to discover how Scotch Whisky is made. Watch as our team of operators tend to our traditional mashtun, gleaming copper stills and fill casks at our traditional distillery, which...more
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Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Ballater AB35 5TB, Scotland
+44 1339 742700
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thank you Lesley Fun, well informed, knowledgeable. What a clean, tidy, immaculate distillery. Even the guard rails are the same colours as the Royal Yacht Brittania! The welcome centre and tour just exude quality. Not to mention the setting, nestled under the brooding hills, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank andrewschumm
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an immaculate small distillery. There is a comfortable waiting area and an interesting display giving the history of the distillery, which began three years before the Victorian Royals arrived at Balmoral. This gives the amusing story of how the founder, knowing Prince Albert...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank B F
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a trip round some Speyside distilleries and then nipped over to Royal Lochnagar for a visit. Took a basic tour with our guide Donald who was very knowledgeable and humorous in the right measure. A small distillery with a relatively small output and very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eric was a super fun tour guide! Me and my boyfriend were lucky enough to have a private tour and had a great laugh over some tasty whisky.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Roam22793597967
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top location, lovely whisky. Fantastically friendly staff - we got talking to Eric who was a hoot. Next time we are calling by (although it is a track to get to) we will be revisiting.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful tour superbly guided by the very knowledgeable Eric. Was made to feel really special as we were the only 2 on the tour. Opened my eyes to what goes into making my favourite tipple. Thanks Craig and Debbie.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Craig B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first distillery tour will be hard to ever top! If you are interested in an intimate view of traditional distillery methods, this is the tour for you. Leslie was a wonderful tour guide—very knowledgeable about Royal Lochnagar as well as whisky in general. Learned...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GraceLovett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Royal Lochnagar Distillery and were given the basic tour by Jim. We were very fortunate as there were only the two of us on the tour and Jim made it feel very personal. We have been on other distillery tours...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warehouse-Tour with Eric was a great experience. The enthusiasm Eric brings along is a treat. No stress, no pressure to select your cask for the tasting experience, gladly taking all our questions. In the end you truly feel Eric lets you have your experience your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rudi0358
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a whim and had a fantastic afternoon! Tour guide explained things very clearly and cracked a few funny jokes and stories. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
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9 January 2018|
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Response from RoyalLochnagar | Property representative |
Hi Tom Please can you give us a call on 013397 42700 and we can discuss options with you. Thanks Claire