|Distillery Opened||Capacity||Malting Floor||Washback Type||Number of Washbacks||Number of Wash Stills||Number of Spirit Stills|
|1845||500 hundred thousand litres||Dismissed in 1963||Wooden||3||1||1|
- 1845 The Royal Lochnagar distillery was built by John Begg and was named New Lochnagar.
- 1848 Lochnagar distillery obtains a Royal Warrant
- 1882 John Begg died and his son, Henry Farquharson Begg inherits the distillery.
- 1906 The children of Henry rebuilt the Royal Lochnagar distillery.
- 1916 The Royal Lochnagar distillery was sold to John Dewar.
- 1963 A major reconstruction took place.
- 2004 A 30 year old cask strength from 1974 was launched in the Rare Malt series.
- 2008 A Distiller’s Edition with a Moscatel finish was released.
- 2010 A Manager’s Choice 1994 was released.
- 2013 A triple matured expression for Friends of the Classic Malts was released.
- 2016 A distillery exclusive without age statement was released.
The Royal Lochnagar distillery is equipped with a 5.4 ton open traditional stainless steel mash tun, three wooden washbacks and two stills.
The stills are quite small and the spirit vapours are condensed in cast iron worm tubs. Moreover, they are tall with a conical neck and a spherical wide lid, so they have the classic Speyside shape.
The Royal Lochnagar distillery's range consist of:
- 12 yo
- Selected Reserve
- 36 yo single cask
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