Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old
Web Exclusive Price £37.95 £31.63 ex VAT (£54.21 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: Medium.

    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.

27 Customer Reviews

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  • 5

    One of our favourites, beautiful.

  • 4
    24 April

    Best whiskey I have ever tasted .

  • 5
    27 February

    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

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

  • 5
    19 January

    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

  • 5
    7 November 2015

    Excellent! my favourite whisky

  • 5
    6 August 2015

    For the price, there is not a better 12yo whisky

  • Jon dickson. Jaymonkey69 29 November 2013

    Extremely fresh with a warming note of open space. Mellow and clean allowing the taste buds to pop with every swig. I love this as evening dram.

  • Chasrlie, St.Helens 13 February 2012

    smooth and fullflavour, with a hint of peaty wood, fantastic whiskey, my personl favourite

  • Clay 4 January 2012

    -great 12 yo. My personal favorite.

  • Dan 15 November 2011

    At the risk of sounding like an inexperienced plumb... I like it... it tastes nice and makes me sleep well!

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