Average Rating

84.53

36 votes

Average Shop & Tour
  • 85.22
    Ambiance
  • 83.44
    Selection
  • 83.17
    Value
  • 86.28
    Service
  1. Cask1988 scored this distillery 88 points Connoisseur

    We had a nice tour here together with Gordon of the distillery. Royal Lochnagar is a pittoresk distillery near the Balmoral castle. We didn’t have a whole lot of time and besides that we had several tours already. Gordon got this and adapted easily by giving only information we didn’t hear or know yet. Especially details about the Royal Lochnagar off course. Afterwards we had a very pleasant tasting with 4 great expressions. The distillery exclusive was not only fairly prices, it was also damn tasteful so we grabbed some bottles to take home. The rest of the shop is rather overpriced unfortunately but that’s the case everywhere you visit nowadays. I mean £190 for a 14yo ex sherry at cask strength…seriously? Although it was damn tasteful as well, it wasn’t worth that big amount of money. Besides that, I do recommend visiting this distillery without a doubt!

    Total
    88
    Ambiance
    88
    Selection
    88
    Value
    85
    Service
    92

  2. joep scored this distillery 88 points Expert Senior

    Total
    88
    Ambiance
    80
    Selection
    80
    Value
    100
    Service
    90

  3. Patexx scored this distillery 87 points Expert Senior

    Total
    87
    Ambiance
    86
    Selection
    83
    Value
    80
    Service
    100

  4. lincolnimp scored this distillery 88 points Connoisseur

    Pretty distillery, great location, knowledgeable staff and 4 decent drams to taste after the tour.

    Total
    88
    Ambiance
    90
    Selection
    90
    Value
    88
    Service
    85

  5. Squinugie scored this distillery 84 points Connoisseur

    Total
    84
    Ambiance
    84
    Selection
    84
    Value
    83
    Service
    85

  6. Ulibruemmer scored this distillery 90 points Member Junior

    Kleine, aber feine Distillerie.

    Es gab eine Führung nur für uns drei, sehr nett, kompetent und freundlich.

    Sollte man auf jeden Fall auf die Besuchsliste nehmen

    Total
    90
    Ambiance
    89
    Selection
    88
    Value
    86
    Service
    95

  7. ConvalRen scored this distillery 89 points Connoisseur

    A very small distillery with a cosy shop and distillery visitor centre. Houses casks for Diageo as well as 1000 casks in dunnage style warehouses.


    Very friendly staff and helpful too. I had an amazing pick your own 3 casks to sample in the Diageo warehouse. Was hosted by Annie, top quality staff.


    Glen Keith 1974, Glen Ord 1986 and Convalmore 1974 to take home in fully filled 20cl bottles straight from the cask.


    If I were to go back, I'd go for the Glen Mhor 1976, Millburn 1976 and Glenury Royal 1973.


    There's no more Convalmore, I emptied it. :D

    Total
    89
    Ambiance
    88
    Selection
    86
    Value
    85
    Service
    95

  8. GLEN MAUR scored this distillery 91 points Connoisseur

    Total
    91
    Ambiance
    92
    Selection
    89
    Value
    89
    Service
    92

  9. Peet did not rate this distillery Expert Senior

    The Warehouse Experience is great! Choise for tasting out about 50 casks. We selected on April 29th 2019: Mortlach 1985 and Convalmore 1974.

  10. Rien scored this distillery 95 points Connoisseur

    Rating based on the warehouse tasting with Gordon Muir.

    Total
    95
    Ambiance
    90
    Selection
    95
    Value
    94
    Service
    100

Opening hours

Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00

Distillery location

Crathie, Ballater
AB35 5TB
Scotland Highlands

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