Subtle and freshly woody, this medium bodies single malt from forested Royal Deeside is aged for 12 year in oak casks. On the nose, typical of the Highland style, there’s fragrant linseed oil and sweet toffee, offset by fresh acidity. Pleasantly balanced, the palate dries to a medium length finish, in which a sandalwood nose lingers attractively.
Whether it’s Glenkinchie amid the rolling barley fields of the south or Talisker on the far sea-coast of Skye, each Classic Malt is true to its origins, distilled in the same way in the same place as always. Yet this is not enough , Each Classic Malt is selected for its origin, indeed, but above all for its taste.
Royal Lochnagar established 1845. A close neighbour to the Sovereign’s Highland castle, Balmoral, the Lochnagar distillery was established in 1845. It was soon visited by an approving Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and shortly after became Royal Lochnagar.
One of Scotland’s smallest distilleries, Royal Lochnagar remains true even today to its simple origins as a farm. Whisky is still made here in old stone buildings and even the former stables and corn lofts are put to good use.
Spring water flows down to the distillery through the Balmoral estate from the lower slopes of Lochnagar, the forbidding summit to the south. The exquisite little copper pot stills, again among the smallest in Scotland, make a most refined malt for all occasions.
*Info taken from bottle