Royal Lochnagar distillery
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The main building and visitor centre of the Royal Lochnagar Distillery in 2012
|Water source||Springs in the hills of Lochnagar|
|No. of stills||1 wash still, 1 spirit still|
Royal Lochnagar distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery based on the Abergeldie Estate on Royal Deeside, in the Highland whisky producing area of Scotland. It close to the mountain Lochnagar.
The first Lochnagar distillery was burnt down in suspicious circumstances in 1824 and a replacement again burnt down in 1841. In 1845 John Begg built the "new" Lochnagar. The distillery was awarded its Royal Warrant in 1848 when John Begg invited Prince Albert to visit the distillery from the nearby Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s residence in the Highlands. The next day the distillery was visited by Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their three eldest children. The distillery then became known as Royal Lochnagar.
- Smith 2001, p. 75.
- Brander, Michael (1996). Brander's guide to Scotch whisky (5 ed.). New York: Globe Pequot. ISBN 1558214801. OCLC 34851266.
- Smith, Robin (2001). Lawson, Alan, ed. The making of Scotland: a comprehensive guide to the growth of its cities, towns, and villages. Edinburgh: Canongate. p. 75. ISBN 1841951706. OCLC 48920986.
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