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Royal Lochnagar Distillery

Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Ballater AB35 5TB, Scotland
+44 1339 742700
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Full-Day Balmoral Castle Tour from Aberdeen
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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
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“great tour”(39 reviews)
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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
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+44 1339 742700
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"great tour"
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"balmoral castle"
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"our tour guide"
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"classic malts"
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"whole process"
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"single malt"
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"wee dram"
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"whisky making"
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"distilling process"
in 7 reviews
"traditional methods"
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"scotch whisky"
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"special reserve"
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"queen victoria"
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"well worth a visit"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We experienced a lovely tour round this small but interesting distillery. Annie our tour guide was eloquent, entertaining and informative even though the distillery was not in production due to essential maintenance. A great finish to our day out after visiting Balmoral Castle.

Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited with three Australia visitors. Personnel behind counter not very helpful. I bought a bottle of whisky as a gift to send to a friend which they cater for at a cost. I asked if I could Taste a sample of the whisky I was...More

Thank Louise S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful visit here. Annie, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the ability to get a whiff of many unique casks in one of the rooms that contained extremely whiskies

Thank Amelia C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with friends from europe to show them the process of making whiskey,but tour very short,explanation just teory, because distillery is not working,everithing closed down,not available to walk and look around even outside,all rooms dirty.repairs in rooms and under floors.everywhere smell of paint.rooms locked and...More

1  Thank skaj l
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to the area and a distillery, although there wasn't anything working to see, Lesley our guide was very knowledgeable explaining the process. The facilities were lovely and clean, well maintained and we loved how traditional the process is at Royal...More

Thank AngeG67
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"Dram at the Dam" it has been a unique Whisky tasting experience thanks to our guide Ken's expertise! My family and I came out knowing a lot about Whisky making and we also learnt how different flavors develop. The final walk to the dam of...More

Thank Carmelina Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small distillery but is Royal due to its proximity to the Balmoral Estate. The Distillery is part of a much wider group. It has a small gift shop at the end of the Tour and I did get a £5 voucher...More

Thank clive g
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Refused at door couldn't even take the dog in (small, could easily have carried her) was not going to do the tour on that day, possibly have gone back. As unable to look in the shop, left immediately and got back in the car, total...More

2  Thank Richie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed because the distillery isnt working, if it does it wasnt because it wad sunday...the process was explained fairly well with machines and all...lived the tour guide Eric..special shout out to him..very jovial and full of character..he had spent 4 yrs in india so his...More

1  Thank Garima V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very informative tour explaining the process very well The distillery was undergoing maintenance on the visit but that did not reduce the interest you do get a dram at the end

Thank Peter H
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TomRodger989
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
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