Royal Lochnagar Distillery Tours & Prices

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.

29th April Open Day Prices

Dram at the Dam – £8

Water not only plays a huge roll in the production of out Single Malt Whisky, but provides a home to wildlife, we are lucky at Royal Lochnagar enjoy both! Take a leisurely stroll through the woods leading up to our Dam, a picturesque location which over the years has provided for a range of wildlife! Learn about those who live here; and how important the water is to the whisky making process, all while sipping on a dram of our Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old.

Available at 12.30am, 12pm and 3pm (max 10 per group)

‘Meet the Manager’ – £30

Spend time with our new Distillery Manager, Sean Phillips and learn about his 31 year long career making spirits. Starting at the beginning of Sean’s career with gin, working through to Royal Lochnagar Single Malt Whisky, enjoy stories and tales from Sean’s fascinating journey as well as an array of specially selected whiskies that he has made along the way.

Available at 11am, 1pm, 3pm (max 8 per group)

Warehouse Demonstration £15

Maturing in oak casks allows to impart different flavours into our spirit and adds to the unique flavour that every whisky has! Spend some time in our unique warehouse learning about these elusive casks and the influence they have on our spirit, while tasting some samples straight from the cask! (max 10 per group)

This is available at 1pm and 3pm

Each person taking part in one of our paid experiences will receive a free Glencairn Glass!

Please email Royal.Lochnagar.Distillery@Diageo.com to book your place!

We will also have local food stalls as part of our Nips and Nibbles event, a live coopering display, a photo display in our luxurious Brand Home and much more!

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Royal Lochnagar Distillery Tour

£8 (including £5 off the purchase of any 70cl bottle of single malt)

A guided tour of the Distillery, Filling Store and Warehouse, followed by a dram of the Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old.

Royal Lochnagar Tasting Tour

£12 (including £5 off the purchase of any 70cl bottle of single malt)

A guided tour of the Distillery, Filling Store and Warehouse, followed by a dram of the Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old and Royal Lochnagar Distillery Only Bottling, 48% and from European oak casks, and limited run of 1800 bottles.

Warehouse Experience

£20 (including £5 off the purchase of any 70cl bottle of single malt)

Ideal for the seasoned distillery visitor, this unique experience covers the process of maturation and gives you the opportunity to draw samples straight from the cask in our warehouse, which you can savour and enjoy during a tutored tasting. This experience is by appointment, please call 013397 42700 or email royal.lochnagar.distillery@diageo.com to book. Minimum of 2 people, please note that this experience does not include a Distillery Tour.

Dram at the Dam – 9.30am Wednesdays and Thursdays

£20 (including £5 off the purchase of any 70cl bottle of single malt)

A guided tour of the Distillery, Filling Store and Warehouse, followed by a short 10 minute walk up to the Top Dam, the distilleries’ water supply. Whilst there, enjoy a taste of our award-winning Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old Single Highland Malt and Royal Lochnagar Distillery Only Bottling, 48% , from European oak casks, and a limited run of 1800 bottles. Suitable walking shoes recommended for gentle land rover tracks. Should the weather be unsuitable, enjoy Drams in the Brand Home as a comfortable alternative.  This experience is by appointment, please call 013397 42700 or email royal.lochnagar.distillery@diageo.com to book. Minimum of 2 adults.

Royal Tour

£35 (including £5 off the purchase of any 70cl bottle of single malt)

A welcoming cup of coffee and homemade shortbread in the Distillery Library where you will learn the history of the distillery, followed by an in-depth tour explaining how we make our whisky, hosted by one of our knowledgeable members of staff. After the tour there will be a very special tasting of Royal Lochnagar as well as a specially selected rare whisky.

This exclusive Royal Tour takes place from Monday to Friday at 10.30am and 2pm, and Saturdays 10.30am. Booking in advance is essential, minimum 2 people, so please contact us at royal.lochnagar.distillery@diageo.com or the visitor centre on 013397 42700.

 

Booking for groups of over 8 is advisable prior to any visit.

 

For health & safety reasons, children under 8 years old are not permitted in the production areas of the distillery.

Disabled persons including those with guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at our 12 distillery visitor centres.

We will make reasonable adjustments to the distillery visitor tour that we offer at each visitor centre to ensure that disabled persons including those with guide dogs or other assistance dogs have a positive visitor experience and, above all else, remain safe.

The unique layout of each distillery location and visitor centre means that the reasonable adjustments we make at each distillery may vary.

If you are a guide dog assisted person we ask you to book your visit in advance highlighting your specific requirements so that we can endeavour to deliver a positive visitor experience.

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