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Royal Lochnagar Distillery

Royal Lochnagar Distillery Royal Lochnagar Distillery Balmoral, Ballater AB35 5TB, Scotland
+44 1339 742700
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Great tour and excellent whisky!

Our multi-lingual tour guide was exuberant, colorful, and loved giving the tour. Our group related... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
hermtomer
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Warehouse tour

Been on other tours but this one tops it off, only because of the amount of whisky, yes the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Baz1424
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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 retains much of its original charm. The tour ends with a dram of the award-winning Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old Single Highland Malt.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Royal Lochnagar Distillery Royal Lochnagar Distillery Balmoral, Ballater AB35 5TB, Scotland
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Our multi-lingual tour guide was exuberant, colorful, and loved giving the tour. Our group related well with him and even his dance moves in French and English. The tour was quite informative and gave you all the basics of a whisky distillery. And the tasting...More

Thank hermtomer
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Been on other tours but this one tops it off, only because of the amount of whisky, yes the information and how it's made was shown however I loved the amount of samples we got. Gordon was some character also who made the trip more...More

Thank Baz1424
Reviewed 23 August 2017

A wonderful little distillery in a very picturesque setting which produces a delicious single malt. We are sure to pick up a bottle when we are in the area. There is also a wealth of information in the visitors' center for whisky aficionados.

Thank 683house
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of Scotlands smallest distillery but produces one of the finest Single Malt Whisky's ever. I have been a fan and drinker of Royal Lochnagar for over 40-years. I moved to America in 1992 and for a number of years could find Royal...More

Thank Atpbai
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Small distillery in a beautifull place I couldn't resist to buy a bottle of their DOB, so creamy and rich

Thank Rudy P
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Toured the distillery with some friends in August 2017 and had an amazing tour for only £8. It was great to learn about the distillery processes - but I'd recommend going during the week as that's when they make the whiskey so there'll be a...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Me and my family visited distillery in August 2017. It is very small distillery comparing with others but it has its unique charm. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly and we enjoyed every minute of the tour. I was in few others distilleries but...More

Thank eeeweee
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We come to this area every year and Royal Lochnagar is on the must do agenda whenever we have new friends with us... there is lots to recommend this distillery visit above many others (apart from the obvious quality of the whisky served at the...More

Thank Scotsman_Paris
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

A great visit with an experienced guide and a look at the traditional method of making whiskey . The group was small and you get to see behind the scenes at all the traditional equipment finishing with a tasting next to a loch outside

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I visited the distillery in August and our guide was Oli. The full whisky-making process was very well explained, with a touch of humour. The timing of each one of the steps seemed adequate and not rushed either. Definitely worthwhile a visit. There are also...More

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