Pronounced LOCH-na-GAR Meaning little loch of the noisy summit.

The present Lochnagar  distillery dates from 1845 when it was built by John Begg. Begg's distillery was known as the New Lochnagar until it earned it's Royal prefix as a result of a visit by Queen Victoria and her family while staying at neighbouring Balmoral Castle in 1848. This is the smallest operational distillery owned by Diageo plc.

Timeline

Diageo is the new owner since 1997

New owner  •  1997  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

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United Distillers (UD) is the new owner since 1986

New owner  •  1986  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

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Renovation

Just text  •  1965  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

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Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD) is the new owner since 1930

New owner  •  1930  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Distillers Company Limited (DCL) is the new owner since 1925

New owner  •  1925  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

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John Dewar & Son is the new owner since 1916

New owner  •  1916  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

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The distillery was rebuild

Just text  •  1906  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

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Henry Farquharson Begg is the new owner since 1882

New owner  •  1882  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Henry Begg was the son of John Egg.
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Lochnagar got the royal warrant

Just text  •  1848  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Royal Lochnagar opened its doors on Wednesday 01st January 1845

Opened  •  01.01.1845

Distillery details

  • Country
    Scotland
  • Status
    Active
  • Founded
    01.01.1845
  • Owner
    Diageo
  • Spirit stills
    1
  • Wash stills
    1
  • Capacity per year
    400000 Liters
  • Website

Whisky Details

Distillery location

Crathie, Ballater
AB35 5TB
Scotland Highlands

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