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Royal Lochnagar

Royal Lochnagar

Owner:                            Region/district:                       

Diageo                             Eastern Highlands

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1845            Active (vc)     450 000 litres

Address: Crathie, Ballater,

Aberdeenshire AB35 5TB

Tel:                         website:

01339 742700           www.malts.com

History:

1823 – James Robertson founds a distillery in Glen Feardan on the north bank of River Dee.

1826 – The distillery is burnt down by compe-titors but Robertson decides to establish a new distillery near the mountain Lochnagar.

1841 – This distillery is also burnt down.

1845 – A new distillery is built by John Begg, this time on the south bank of River Dee. It is named New Lochnagar.

1848 – Lochnagar obtains a Royal Warrant.

1882 – John Begg passes away and his son Henry Farquharson Begg inherits the distillery.

1896 – Henry Farquharson Begg dies.

1906 – The children of Henry Begg rebuild the distillery.

1916 – The distillery is sold to John Dewar & Sons.

1925 – John Dewar & Sons becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).

1963 – A major reconstruction takes place.

2004 – A 30 year old cask strength from 1974 is launched in the Rare Malts series (6,000 bottles).

2008 – A Distiller´s Edition with a Moscatel finish is released.

2010 – A Manager´s Choice 1994 is released.

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