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Royal Lochnagar Distillery

Royal Lochnagar Distillery is one of the jewels in the Royal Deeside crown.

Situated beside her Majesty the Queen’s Scottish Home, Balmoral Castle, Crathie, half way between the villages of Ballater and Braemar.  Founded in by1845 by John Begg, from nearby Glen Tanar, the distillery takes its name from the mountain, Lochnagar, and the Royal name was bestowed upon the distillery following a visit by Queen Victoria on the 12th September 1848. At the end of this, the first ever distillery tour, Queen Victoria enjoyed a dram of mature Lochnagar highland single malt scotch whisky – reputedly she drank her whisky with claret!
Today they offer tours of the distillery for everyone - whether you are new to whisky, or a connoisseur looking for more in depth knowledge of the production and our single malt.  The visitor centre is open all year round, and we invite you to come learn about the process and enjoy our fine single malt whisky.