To mark the 175th Anniversary of Royal Lochnagar, a special and rarely released mid-aged Malt is released at natural cask strength. And on this occasion, it is important to understand the history of the 175 years and how they came to begin.
In 1826, James Robertson built Lochnagar Distillery on the north side of the river Dee, near the Lochnagar mountain-But, in 1841, Lochnagar was burned to the ground, a blaze thought to have been started by Robertson’s illicit competitors. And in 1845, John Begg builds his New Lochnagar Distillery on the south side of the river and this is the distillery we know today. Then, in 1848, a momentous occasion befell the young distillery when Her Majesty Queen Victoria visits Balmoral and, upon the invitation of Begg, pops across to the distillery for a visit. Her Majesty tastes the whisky of New Lochnagarand, suitably impressed, issues a Royal Warrant, allowing the distillery to add ‘Royal’ to its name.
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