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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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$67*
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Braemar Castle and Whisky Tour from Aberdeen
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This forms part of Diageos 'classic malt' series and doesn't disappoint. The tour was exactly what you look for in a distillery tour. The staff were attentive and informative. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This forms part of Diageos 'classic malt' series and doesn't disappoint. The tour was exactly what you look for in a distillery tour. The staff were attentive and informative. The surrounding was very picturesque.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove out from Aberdeen with friends to check this place out. Had a great tour. We were there on a day the actual distillery wasn't running so that was a little bit of a bummer. End of the tour had two drams to taste. Tours run on the hour. Some of the levels require a reservation so make sure you... More 

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic and informative tour of the distillery. Lynsey the guide was fantastic and made it fun for all. Loved the tasting! And came back with 2 bottle!

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Thank EMMAJOJO
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very small distillery. Excellent controlled admittance tour. Tasted ingredients, nosed multiple barrels. All questions answered. Total cost was offset by any purchase. Diaggio brand. Use their free passbook for free admittance.

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Thank Michael W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Diageos smallest distillery in Scotland, well delivered tour and interestingly a duty paid warehouse so you can nose some casks (usually Diageo hide the warehouse behind glass these days) if your in the area give it a go - plenty of parking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Informative tour around the smallest distellery in Schotland. The tourguide (Eric) was very enthousiastic en knew everything there was to know.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had met our guide the night before, when he did a whisky tasting at our hotel. He was so very happy to see us again, and gave us a great tour of the distillery. It's so fascinating how whisky is made. Lots of background and history was included.

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was great. The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke clearly; some of my group don't use English frequently so need to be slow and clear when talking and they found it perfect. The distillery is small so the tour is short which is perfect for people who don't do a lot of walking. shop is great too and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being my first tour of a whiskey distillery I wasn't sure what to expect, however being one of the smallest in the area it was apparently a good one to start with. Our tour guide Eric was very enthusiastic and interesting to listen to and certainly made the experience worth it. Set right next to Balmoral castle its setting is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We traveled to this distillery as "friends of the classic malts" as this was a distillery we needed stamped on our "passport". (ask the staff about friends of the classic malts or search for it on the internet, you'll get free tours at Diageo Distillerys) We paid the extra for the tasting tour because of the free entry with the... More 

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