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This highland Scotch has been prized by monarchs south of the border since Queen Victoria and Prince Albert took the first ever distillery tour on her visit of 1848 after an invitation from the owner John Begg . One mile from Balmoral Castle, at the foot of the Cairngorn mountains, and the crystal clear water of the Scarnock springs.

Royal Lochnagar 17 Year Old 175th Anniversary
Royal Lochnagar 17 Year Old 175th Anniversary
Royal Lochnagar 17 Year Old 175th Anniversary
Royal Lochnagar 17 Year Old 175th Anniversary

Royal Lochnagar 17 Year Old 175th Anniversary

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To mark the 175th Anniversary of Royal Lochnagar, a special and rarely released mid-aged Malt is released at natural cask strength. And on this occasion, it is important to understand the history of the 175 years and how they came to begin.

In 1826, James Robertson built Lochnagar Distillery on the north side of the river Dee, near the Lochnagar mountain-But, in 1841, Lochnagar was burned to the ground, a blaze thought to have been started by Robertson’s illicit competitors. And in 1845, John Begg builds his New Lochnagar Distillery on the south side of the river and this is the distillery we know today. Then, in 1848, a momentous occasion befell the young distillery when Her Majesty Queen Victoria visits Balmoral and, upon the invitation of Begg, pops across to the distillery for a visit. Her Majesty tastes the whisky of New Lochnagarand, suitably impressed, issues a Royal Warrant, allowing the distillery to add ‘Royal’ to its name.
Region A golden and delicious Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Appearance Amber.
Body Medium-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel.
Nose Woody notes and hints of grass.
Palate This delicate malt offers fruits, planed wood and light toffee. The palate is sweet before gaining in acidity.
Finish Dry; medium-length, with an attractive lingering sandalwood aftertaste. Sharp and well-balanced.


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International Wine and Spirit Competition Silver 2007
International Wine and Spirit Competition Silver 2007

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Light toffee on the nose, along with some green notes of freshly-sawn timber. The palate offers a pleasing and quite complex blend of caramel, dry sherry and spice, followed by a hint of liquorice before the slightly scented finish develops.

Gavin D Smith, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.165

Diageo’s smallest distillery and another that has worm tubs. The character here is grassy: think hay and straw rather than lawn clippings. There’s just a hint of cereal behind, and a fresh, roasted spiciness. The palate has good central sweetness where you just get a hint of fruit. Light and fresh, and a good afternoon dram.

Dave Broom, Whisky Advocate Summer 2012