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Royal Lochnagar 12 YO

Royal Lochnagar 12 YO, A fairly big malt with a light smokiness, from Queen Victoria’s favourite distillery.

The owners of the distillery recommend Royal Lochnagar 12 YO whisky with calves’ liver, goats cheese or Parma ham!

The Royal Lochnagar distillery was built in 1826 by founder James Robertson after his first distillery (on the north side of the river Dee) was burnt down by his competitors.

James must have been lacking in social skills, because this distillery was burnt down as well. The second fire occurred in 1841.

In 1845 a new distillery was constructed by John Begg – nearby, but on the south bank of the river Dee this time.

The Victorian era coincided with the industrial revolution, so it was a very important time for the Scotch whisky industry as well.

Queen Victoria visited the nearby Balmoral Castle for the first time in 1848, as well as the nearby Lochnagar distillery.

Apparently the distillery people had managed to impress her majesty, because they received a so-called ‘royal warrant’ in the very same year, allowing them to use the world ‘royal’ in their name

Royal Lochnagar Distillery one of the jewels in the Royal Deeside crown is situated beside her Majesty the Queen’s Scottish Home, Balmoral Castle at Crathie half way between the villages of Ballater and Braemar, which is home to the world famous Highland Gathering and Games.

The distillery takes its name from the mountain, Lochnagar, which is a Munro, a mountain over 3000ft high.

The Royal name was bestowed upon the distillery following a visit by Queen Victoria on the 12th September 1848.At the end of this, the first ever, Distillery tour Queen Victoria enjoyed a dram of mature Lochnagar highland single malt scotch whisky. http://www.discovering-distilleries.com/royallochnagar/

Royal Lochnagar draws its pure water from the Scarnock Springs and use this water with local barley which has been malted, then ground into grist.

This grist and the spring water meet in the open mashtun and a hot sugary liquid is drained off.

Yeast is added and fermentation will take place, giving us a liquid called wash with a alcohol strength of 9% by volume.

We then distill this wash in our small gleaming copper pot stills giving us the spirit we are now going to fill on site into our oak casks and allow to mature for at least 12 full years giving us our lovely golden delicious Highland Single Malt Whisky.

Royal Deeside runs the length of the River Dee from its pools in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains, one of Scotland’s National Parks, to the Worlds Oil Capital, the granite city of Aberdeen.

The River is famed for its spring salmon run with excellent fishing beats many by its towns of Banchory, Aboyne Ballater and Braemar.

Royal Deeside also has excellent golf courses, great stalking and shooting in season and historic castles such as Crathes , Craigievar and Braemar .

With a variety of accommodation choices from cosy Bed and Breakfasts to Guest Houses and 4 star hotels there is something to suit everyone here in Royal Deeside.

Royal Lochnagar 12 YO – Hay Wines

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