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Royal Lochnagar Distillery

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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
+44 1339 742700
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Reviewed today via mobile

Had a wonderful tour superbly guided by the very knowledgeable Eric. Was made to feel really special as we were the only 2 on the tour. Opened my eyes to what goes into making my favourite tipple. Thanks Craig and Debbie.

Thank Craig B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My first distillery tour will be hard to ever top! If you are interested in an intimate view of traditional distillery methods, this is the tour for you. Leslie was a wonderful tour guide—very knowledgeable about Royal Lochnagar as well as whisky in general. Learned...More

Thank GraceLovett
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited Royal Lochnagar Distillery and were given the basic tour by Jim. We were very fortunate as there were only the two of us on the tour and Jim made it feel very personal. We have been on other distillery tours...More

Thank Seaside67196829266
Reviewed 5 days ago

Warehouse-Tour with Eric was a great experience. The enthusiasm Eric brings along is a treat. No stress, no pressure to select your cask for the tasting experience, gladly taking all our questions. In the end you truly feel Eric lets you have your experience your...More

Thank Rudi0358
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a whim and had a fantastic afternoon! Tour guide explained things very clearly and cracked a few funny jokes and stories. Highly recommended.

Thank RachelM4721
Reviewed 1 week ago

A comprehensive tour of the distillery but difficult to tune into the guides accent. Not happy with the prohibition of taking photographs with a modern digital camera. Phone cameras were allowed. They need to re-think the policy. Made a purchase in the shop after the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide Eric made the visit entertaining and fun for all. Clear to see he had a love for his job and also in depth knowledge of whisky. He adapted his talk to suit the different levels of knowledge of the audience, so even...More

Thank Quest51658998537
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went into the experience with very little knowledge of whisky and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Fantastic tour guide explained everything in just the right amount of detail while cracking some jokes. Highly recommend.

Thank J W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself, and some visiting members of my family (I live locally) visited the Distillery last week. By happy chance our Tour consisted only of ourselves and another Gentleman and his son - so we had a five-star experience. Our Guide, Lesley (?) cheerfully admitted she...More

Thank Paddy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 Originally Posted on Instagram - 22.10.2018 Back a year later to thoroughly enjoy a repeat of our Dram at the Dam tour at #RoyalLochnagarDistillery . Our fabulous tour guide, Eric, made it completely worthwhile visiting the same distillery again - despite Scotland having over...More

Thank Jessica C
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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