A favourite of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, being conveniently situated close by Balmoral Castle. Royal Lochnagar was originally a key ingredient in VAT 69, but most production is now for single malts.
Diageo's smallest distillery and another that has worm tubs. The character here is grassy: think hay and straw rather than lawn clippings. There's just a hint of cereal behind, and a fresh, roasted spiciness. The palate has good central sweetness where you just get a hint of fruit. Light and fresh, and a good afternoon dram.
Customer Reviews: (10 reviews)
smooth and fullflavour, with a hint of peaty wood, fantastic whiskey, my personl favourite
- Chasrlie, St.Helens, 13th Feb '12
-great 12 yo. My personal favorite.
- Clay, 4th Jan '12
At the risk of sounding like an inexperienced plumb... I like it... it tastes nice and makes me sleep well!
- Dan, 15th Nov '11
Nose is a little subdued. Nice malty flavours, good juicy barley - quite big in a slightly heavy way. I'd like a bit more nuance and complexity.
- KH, 8th Oct '11
Nice. Tastes of toffee and little yellow flowers.
- Joe Cliffe, 11th Jan '11
- anonymous, 21st Nov '10
Truly a classic Scotch whisky! I'm Tequila natured but this was indeed the best, the smoothest whisky flavor ever. Cheers to Scotties for their passion for fine liquors and to my step son who was in Scotland!
- Mary Ellen in Houston, TX, 28th Oct '10
Not bad. Smooth. I like the white chocolate and sandlewood. However, lacks great depth
- anonymous, 16th Mar '10
I would respectfully disagree with Henry and offer up for consideration the Cragganmore 12YO for under ?30. This is still a very appetizing, individual malt that speaks loudly and truly of Aberdeenshire barley country with some lovely spice and smoke notes, but it isn't quite in the class of the Cragganmore.
- James Saxon, 11th Sep '09
best 12year for it's value by far
- Henry, 8th Jan '09
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