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Royal Lochnagar Distillery

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Address: Balmoral, Crathie | Off A93, Ballater AB35 5TB, Scotland
Phone Number: 013397 42700
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fantastic experience!! We can only recommend it.

My fiancee and myself visited the distillery last Saturday. We had a fantastic time. I phoned in advance as we both life in Pitlochry. Fantastic scenery and the staff could not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
PetalG29
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Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My fiancee and myself visited the distillery last Saturday. We had a fantastic time. I phoned in advance as we both life in Pitlochry. Fantastic scenery and the staff could not have been more helpful. I can only say, thank you for the great experience.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had a good time would, recommend to anyone who hasn't been before and you get a free sample at the end.

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NC
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20 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Three of us came to Royal Lochnagar on a cold, gusty January Saturday. We had read that there was a tour starting at 1230 and arrived just about on time. There didn't seem to be anyone at the distillery proper so we wandered off to the office in another building. The young woman who came out greeted us warmly and... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Although the gift shop is nice to peruse and the staff friendly, be aware reader that you can purchase their 12 year Malt in it's presentation box from the general merchant's shop called George Strachen Ltd opposite the church in nearby Ballater. Following my complaint to the Distillery about this, their response was "All our company products within our Distillery... More 

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Padua, Italy
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57 reviews 57 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

it must be said that all of us (except for one) are definitely newbies when it comes to whisky and this was the only distillery we visited but.. we loved it! The tour lasted one hour and it was very interesting, alex was great and then we had two drams to taste (we took the 10 pounds tour). it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

As a couple of whisky anoraks we opted for the Lochnagar's £30 Royal tour. Well, to start with, the welcome was as far from royal as you can imagine. Due to the road diversion we were ten minutes late and told off straight away: "we expected you at 10:30!" ... that must've been that well-known 'Highland time' mentality of relaxed... More 

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Dunfermline
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Visited the distillery on Saturday. We were coming from the Inverness area so had an interesting trip through the Cairngorms with the patchy fog.. The main bridge at Crathie across to Balmoral and the distillery is closed for major works just now so beware of the detour via Ballater just now to reach the distillery - it probably added 20... More 

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lincolnshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This was a fantastic waste of an hour. The tour and the history behind Royal Lochnagar Distillery was explained beautifully and walking around parts of the distillery got you so excited about tasting the whiskey but also understanding how you taste the whiskey and appreciating the flavours that come from the process. It is a must and well worth £7.00... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The tour was informative and a good place to visit if the weather outside is poor, (it was raining when we went there). You get a tot of whisky after the tour which I was told was fantastic, I hate the stuff so had to give mine away. all in all, a worthwhile excursion.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The bridge from the carpark at Balmoral Castle is currently closed but the 40 minute detour through Ballater is definitely worth it. Leanne was an excellent tour guide - funny, knowledgeable and passionate. Not only is the tour interesting but the area is a sight for sore (city) eyes in the Autumn.

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