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Royal Lochnagar Distillery

Balmoral, Crathie | Off A93, Ballater AB35 5TB, Scotland
013397 42700
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Ballater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

no café to get a drink or bite to eat if you have to wait up to 1hr for next tour, staff wernt over keen to speak or encourage the tour or even buy something from shop, no historical information was shared or conversation at all. left before tour started

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Jarrow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Went to this great distillery today as my wife and 2 dogs were passing the misses said distillery over there do you want to call in mmmmm yes i said do you not mind ???? so i pulled up out side got my (friends of the malt passport) out and ran like the clappers i said it would be about... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Decided to visit as we love whisky and we were in the area visiting balmoral. Its a bit out the way on the back road from Balmoral to Ballater but once you get there, it a great little distillery with a cheery welcome, and a good little tour. Tasting at the end and the opportunity to receive a "passport" for... More

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Marton, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This must be one of the Best Whisky's I've tasted and a great location, Top notch distillery, great tour and history lesson of the estate.

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Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nestled in comfort with the Balmoral Estate, the distillery has an air of grandeur about it; from the outside and continuing straight through to the heart of its visitor care. A glass of their bread and butter golden nectar was available for nosing as soon as we entered, and the shop was well stocked wall to wall with whisky. The... More

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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192 reviews 192 reviews
63 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited Royal Lochnagar distillery after trying some of its namesake whiskey at a tasting and since it was close to our hotel. We had a wonderful tour with a small group of 6. I enjoyed learning about the history of the distillery (though you can guess by its name and its proximity to Balmoral castle). Jim our guide was... More

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Berkeley traveler
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We did the £10 tour/tasting and it was wonderful. Jim was our guide, and he explained everything so clearly and well. We learned so much, and the tasting of their 12 yr. and reserve whisky at the end was a great finish!

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had never come across a dram of Royal Lochnagar before our visit here and we're glad we made the detour here on our way up to Speyside as the tour was really informative and personable (thanks to Gordon) - and the drams were a pleasant surprise. We learnt a lot about where the whisky gains its flavours - with... More

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Senior Contributor
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8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We have visited a few distilleries over the years and this rates high among them . The tour itself is about 45 mins long and informative , the distillery is small do you get to see all it's workings close up, we were there on a Thursday which apparent is the best day due to that being the busiest day... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We visited this distillery on 21st May with my husband's niece and her husband. It was a beautiful day and as they had never been to this area of Scotland before we thought it would be a good day out for them with such wonderful scenery thrown in. We were very lucky as upon arrival we discovered we were the... More

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