Royal Lochnagar The Cask of His Royal Highness The Prince Charles Duke of Rothesay
Charity bottling In aid of The Prince's Foundation
In 1988 Royal Lochnagar distillery gifted a cask of whisky to HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay. Now, 30 years later, His Royal Highness has donated the whisky from this cask to be sold in aid of The Prince’s Foundation and in particular the charity’s work to support projects in the area local to the distillery, Royal Deeside, such as The Carriage at Ballater Station.
The Whisky Exchange is honoured to be conducting the sale of this special single malt on behalf of His Royal Highness and, to ensure that as many people as possible have a chance to own this piece of whisky and Royal history, we will be conducting a ballot for the chance to purchase. 100% of the proceeds of the sale will go to the Prince’s Foundation.
To be notified of when the ballot opens on 31 December, please sign up using the link below.
30 Year Old
(£2,100 PER LITRE)
One of the oldest single cask bottlings of Royal Lochnagar whisky to ever be released, bottled on HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay’s 70th birthday.
Matured in an American oak hogshead cask, there are cereal, vanilla, pear and marzipan notes on the nose, and the palate is creamy with a delicate sweetness, blackcurrant, walnut and coconut flavours.
About The Prince’s Foundation
The Prince's Foundation was formed earlier this year to sustain the legacy of many of HRH The Prince of Wales' charities.
The Prince's Foundation focuses on working to improve the built environment, saving heritage and promoting culture, and running community education projects in a broad range of subject areas including traditional arts and science, heritage, design and architecture, horticulture, health and personal care.
Earlier this year, The Prince's Foundation opened The Carriage tearoom and bistro in Ballater to help the village regain its footing following the damage to commerce, employment and tourism in the area caused by flooding and fire in 2015.
About Royal Lochnagar
The smallest distillery in Diageo’s Scotch Whisky portfolio, Royal Lochnagar is situated on the edge of the Royal Family’s Balmoral estate. It first came to royal attention in 1848, when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited John Begg’s distillery – on what is claimed to be the world’s first distillery tour – and awarded him a royal warrant just a few weeks later. It’s said that Queen Victoria enjoyed mixing a dram from Begg’s distillery with claret!