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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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All reviews great tour our tour guide balmoral castle whole process classic malts whisky making single malt tasting room wee dram scotch whisky distilling process traditional methods queen victoria basic tour well worth a visit eric distilleries
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A super tour of the distillery with the knowledgeable Gordon Muir who also gives talks at the Hilton Hotel in Craigdendarroch

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CarolynHud7
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for drive and found that distillery on the way Was great experience And we had Eric for our tour

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank inkedhunk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great tour around the distillery and a taste of two fantastic single malts. Last tour of the day and very personal one on one tour with Eric. Funny and informative guide. Would recommend. Although the distillery was undergoing annual maintenance, it was still...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aerbaer
Reviewed 5 days ago

Get there early to sign up for the distillery tour, they book up fast, especially in the summer. Located near Balmoral you can do both for an easy day. The distillery is very customer friendly and do a job entertaining visitors.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Suzie4all
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked onto the Dram at the Dam tour and spent an informative 2 hours at this small but immaculate distillery. Ken, our guide, answered all our questions and explained the whisky making process from beginning to end. The ‘wee dram’ at the end of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maureen485
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the tour, I was the only person on it, so great one to one. Unfortunately I paid for the tour before they said they were not distilling due to maintenance shut down. It was like going around a museum. I did not get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Colin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the dram at the dam tour. Ken our guide gave us a great tour explaining how the whiskey is made and then a short walk to the dam and a taster. Very interesting. Ken was friendly and gave us time to ask questions and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MichaelandJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful morning on an 1, 1/2 tour at Royal Locknagar Distillery. This was a recommendation by Hilton where we were staying. So glad we listened. We meat at the distillery at 09.30 where we were introduced to our guide Ken. We first watch...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank mickeymow1965
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been on a lot (A LOT) of distillery tours. So, our real goal is not the tour, but the information about the spirit. We had a great time learning about Lochnagar and what makes their whiskey and their history. Interestingly, as long as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank wientraveler02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were warmly welcomed as soon as we entered. Our guide was Eric and he was so knowledgeable on the subject of whiskey. Eric was very considerate as it was icy outside and took us past the icy batches but nothing was missed on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 9, 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