Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old
Web Exclusive Price £39.45 £32.88 ex VAT (£56.36 per litre)
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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.

Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Lemon Lemon
  • Lychee Lychee
  • Oil Oil
  • Toffee Toffee
  • Oak Oak

Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Notes

    • Appearance:

      Pale amber.

    • Nose:

      Not obvious to begin with. Planed wood, light toffee, boat varnish. Linseed oil behind, even putty, and later a lychee-like acidity. With water the acidity comes through (acid drops), and the nose sweetens. Still a pleasant fresh woodiness, followed by warm sand. After a while, coffee with brown sugar.

    • Body:


    • Palate:

      Pleasant; an initial sweetness is quickly overtaken by acidity.

    • Finish:

      Dry; medium-length, with an attractive lingering sandalwood aftertaste.

  • Tasting Notes by Dave Broom for Whisky Advocate

    • 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.

33 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    6 August

    Very well balanced

  • 5
    13 December 2018

    We really enjoy Royal Lochnagar 12 year old scotch. Very smooth. This purchase replenished a bottle from our visit to Scotland.

  • 5
    12 December 2018

    Fine, fine finish. Worth the import. Delicate taste.

  • 5
    25 October 2018

    Best whisky for the price on the planet, smooth from start to stop

  • 5
    6 September 2018

    We really enjoy Royal Lochnagar 12 year old scotch and were lucky enough to sample it and buy some while visiting Scotland. We recently ordered some through the Whisky Exchange and it was shipped to us in Florida. The packing was well done and we received it in just a few days. Very good experience.

  • 5
    23 August 2018

    Super good.

  • 5
    18 July 2018

    One of our favourites, beautiful.

  • 4
    24 April 2018

    Best whiskey I have ever tasted .

  • 5
    27 February 2018

    I am a real lover of 12 year old sweet whiskys and boy did this not dissapoint This has a lovely color to it a really nice scent and so sweet. Absolutly fantastic! I will be having a bottle of this around always!!

  • 5
    30 January 2018

    Excellent scotch. Delivery service to us couldn't have been any easier.

  • 5
    19 January 2018

    It is a smooth and balanced malt whisky. My favorite.

  • 5
    29 December 2017

    Well balanced and complex. Hint of sweet toffee with slightly peaty finish. My favourite whisky

  • 5
    16 December 2017

    Spent time to visit and tour this distillery when visiting Balmoral, I cannot get that sweetness from my memory, my favourite whisky ever

  • 5
    31 October 2017

    As good as any I have had. Great value!

  • 1
    19 October 2017

    acid taste throughout

  • 5
    30 June 2017

    Love the smooth elegant finish. Great whisky

  • 4
    28 June 2017

    Very smooth on palate. Woody.

  • 4
    30 April 2017

    Quite subtle and excellent

  • 3
    15 March 2017

    Not a bad whisky. Personally, I get a bit of smoke. The only thing I can read in the reviews it comes close this is mention of the word 'roasted'

  • 5
    11 February 2017

    love it..really smooth &doesnt burn the back of you throat.Mmmmm

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