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Royal Lochnagar Distillery

Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Ballater AB35 5TB, Scotland
+44 1339 742700
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Full-Day Balmoral Castle Tour from Aberdeen
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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 retains much of its original charm. The tour ends with a dram of the award-winning Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old Single Highland Malt.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great tour” (43 reviews)
“our tour guide” (34 reviews)
“balmoral castle” (60 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Ballater AB35 5TB, Scotland
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+44 1339 742700
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"great tour"
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"our tour guide"
in 34 reviews
"balmoral castle"
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"classic malts"
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"whole process"
in 15 reviews
"single malt"
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"wee dram"
in 16 reviews
"whisky making"
in 7 reviews
"scotch whisky"
in 8 reviews
"distilling process"
in 9 reviews
"tasting session"
in 5 reviews
"traditional methods"
in 5 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 21 reviews
"queen victoria"
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"nice whisky"
in 4 reviews
"buy a bottle"
in 4 reviews
"standard tour"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a small distillery in an idyllic setting. One way or another I have visited more than a few vineyards, breweries, distilleries and gin mills. The guided tour on this was the best that I can remember, humorous, informative and fun.

Thank LokShenLondon
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Me and my friend embarked on an epic week long journey round the 12 friends of the classic malt distilleries, day 1 brought us to the royal lochnagar distillery. It is easily the most idyllic set distillery in Scotland and the smallest. Our tour guide...More

Thank Jason_the-dram_Smith
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place for whiskey distillery. Nice whiskey flavour . Friendly and knowledgeable staff who showed me around and explained the entire distillery process. one of the best distillery tours I have been on .

Thank Smith T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Royal Lochnagar distillery after visiting Balmoral castle. Small distillery but worth of visiting. Had a tour including two whiskys to taste. Tour itself was well organized, we had a opportunity to see how whisky is made. Our guide Gordon and other staff where...More

Thank Niina L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have just done a tour of this facility and despite the fact that it was "something to do" we found it extremely informative and very, very interesting. Our host was Ken and he was extremely knowledgeable and took us from the beginning of the...More

Thank Timothy J
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The staff are excellent very friendly and totally up on all the history great tour and excellent tasting at the end. A must visit if in the area.

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really got into the details of the whisky-making process which I enjoyed. Our guide, Alex, had hands-on experience with whisky-making and whisky-selling and made our tour both educational and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff laid on a separate tour for us, as we arrived just too late for the regular on-the-hour tour. Alex was very knowledgeable and gave us a good insight into the production of Royal Lochnagar. The tasting was worthwhile as well!!

2  Thank David M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice small highland destilery. Nice staff but we was little bit dissapointed about tour. Maybe the reason was that destilery doesnt operate in time of our visit

1  Thank Radek Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Royal Lochnagar Distillery, it may be a small distillery but it is big in visitor experience. The distillery was in top condition, very clean and staff were very helpful. Our tour guide Eric gave a very informative and enjoyable presentation on the whisky making...More

2  Thank GVS297
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TomRodger989
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
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