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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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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“classic malts” (11 reviews)
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Royal Lochnagar Distillery Royal Lochnagar Distillery Balmoral, Ballater AB35 5TB, Scotland
+44 1339 742700
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Did a tour of the distillery which ended with a warehouse experience and 2 very special cask strength tastings. Our tour guide Eric was fabulous. Gave us a great insight into how whisky is made together with hints and tips around tasting. Altogether a truly...More

Thank HagPhi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little distillery a few minutes drive from Balmoral Castle. Good value and an informative tour. Good as an add on attraction when visiting the area. Would be nice if they had a tea room or something similar.

Thank slyvestercat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was quite a nice small distillery near Balmoral castle. The tour was interesting and our guide was very knowledgeable. At the end of the tour, you get to sample a bit of the whisky. I would have given it 5 stars but our tour...More

Thank April C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Distillery is such a beautiful place you have to see when in Ballater. Very traditional place, lovely tour provided by KEN!!!

Thank Zdenek William P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't arrive around one of the tour times as prescribed on the website but they offered to take us around immediately which was great. Alex showed us around & was extremely well informed about the processes, histories etc. and also very friendly. Lots of...More

Thank Tom U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in with my boyfriends family as his dad is a whiskey lover and Eric (hope this is your name) remembered him from a previous visit. We didn't stay for a tour but Eric was still very helpful and took time to talk to us...More

Thank Redheadkatrina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went round this as a family (one 16yr old, one 18) and found the tour to be a very good price: £3 for the 16yr old, £8 for the normal tour (one dram) and £12 for the tasting tour (2 drams). Annie our guide was...More

Thank Fifi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eric , our guide , gave a very informative tour.The warehouse experience & tasting was great. Highly recommended.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the tour. Alex certainly knows her stuff. Great whiskey and souvenir shop! If you are visiting Balmoral Castle it's worth looking in

Thank 3744JamesRoad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very nice and educational tour with Eric. It was a little slow at the distillery when we went, the sun was out and most people were doing outdoor activities at Balmoral, etc so we had our own private tour. Eric took his time...More

Thank Robert C
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