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Royal Lochnagar Distillery

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Address: Balmoral, Crathie | Ballater, Ballater AB35 5TB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1339 742700
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Small but distinguished distillery

Took the 'full' tour at £10 which includes 2 whiskers to taste st the end of the tour - both of which were very nice and the reserved being excellent. The tour is informative... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the 'full' tour at £10 which includes 2 whiskers to taste st the end of the tour - both of which were very nice and the reserved being excellent. The tour is informative, points out what they do differently and the guide was very informed and answered all the group questions Yes is the answer it is worth doing... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We turned up here on a Saturday morning having seen from the website that it opened at 1000. What the site didn't say was that the first tour started at 1030. In spite of that they gave us a tour soon after 1000, just for the two of us. Our guide, Annie, was very good and explained the whole process... More 

Thank Dave H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great tour, would highly recommend it. Very thorough, interesting, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Absolutely delicious whisky and a great gift shop!

Thank Jennifer W
Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

It was instructive that though there were only 8 of us on the tour this was more than the entire distillery staff. Well paced, informative tour. Clear and interesting finished off with a generous dram or two.

Thank David W
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Visited today with an uncle visiting from Canada, we picked Lochnagar because it's reasonably local but so so pleased we did. It still does things in the traditional way, no computers, no production line, just the art of making whisky the way it was meant to be done. Our Guide Annie was fantastic, not just about Lochnagar but about the... More 

Thank Donald Y
Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We visited here with some friends who live locally and what a lovely experience. The traditional process they use here is very interesting to see and is explained extremely well on the tour. Much more to see and understand than I was expecting. Highly recommended to anyone in the area (near Balmoral estate).

Thank Richard A
Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

What a great distillery to visit. The guide was lovely, really good at explaining the process and happy to answer questions. The taste session was really helpful in understanding the complex differences in whiskey. Loved it

Thank Sarah C
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157 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Royal Lochanger Distillery is located near to Balmoral outside Braemer. Took a tour of the distillery - there are two options - one including one drink and the other including two. Opt for the two drinks for £10 as opposed to the cheaper £8 option as you get to try their Special Reserve which is usually very expensive. The tour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The best part of our visit to this distillery was the drive there and back, through some spectacular and breathtaking Scottish countryside. When we arrived at the distillery shop we were told that a customer the day before had bought a bottle of whiskey , turned around and dropped it on the floor. The fact that the staff there didn't... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great tour of the distillery . Guide ( Gordon ) was excellent - really good insight of the workings of the distillery. Super value especially if you upgrade for the special reserve sampling !! Next to Balmoral Castle. Shop is also good.

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