Royal Lochnagar Distillery

Status:
Operational

Established:
1845

Owner:
Diageo plc

Capacity:
500,000 litres per year

Visitor Policy:
Visitors welcome throughout the year

Tel:
+44 (0)1339 742 700

Address:
Ballater,
AB35 5TB
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
United Kingdom

It is a confident man who uses his own name to market a product. “Take a peg of John Begg” went the slogan, referencing the man who created Royal Lochnagar Single Malt Scotch Whisky. An even smarter marketing move was to invite the new neighbours round for a dram – particularly shrewd as he had built his distillery next to Balmoral Castle in Deeside, and his neighbours were Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. They repaid his hospitality with a Royal Warrant.

‘Lochnagar’ is not a loch but a mountain. At just 1,155 metres (3,789 feet) high it’s not much of a mountain, as mountains go, but it provides a stunning backdrop to Deeside, the home of Royal Lochnagar Single Malt Whisky in Scotland’s Highland whisky region.

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