Diageo, has today announced the launch of a new limited-edition Royal Lochnagar bottling, to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Highlands based distillery.
Royal Lochnagar 175th Anniversary (56.3% ABV) is a 17 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, which has been matured in a combination of refill and Pedro Ximinez and Oloroso seasoned casks.
|Royal Lochnagar 175th Anniverary |
Located one mile from the Royal Family’s Balmoral Castle, at the end of the Cairngorm mountains, the Royal Lochnagar distillery was founded in 1845. Originally called New Lochnagar, the distillery was re-named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert took the first ever distillery tour in 1848 and issued a Royal Warrant, allowing the use of Royal in its name.
The distillery’s Royal connections have continued to this day, most recently when HRH Prince Charles donated a cask first presented to him by Royal Lochnagar in 1988 to be bottled and sold in aid of The Prince’s Foundation in 2018.
Royal Lochnagar 175th Anniversary, is said to deliver notes of mango, melon, oak, bracken and brambles on the nose. On the palate, there is an immediate smooth sweetness combined with juicy acidity. Chocolate and light coffee characters emerge after a few moments, giving a long, dry and elegant finishing with a touch of sandalwood.
Commenting on the launch, Sean Phillips, Distillery Manager at Royal Lochnagar, said: “We are pleased to celebrate our 175th Anniversary with a rare limited-edition bottling. Selected by our expert team, this rare release portrays true Royal Lochnagar character and celebrates its history as a tiny jewel among Scotland’s traditional 19th century distilleries. A special and exclusive treat for the whisky connoisseur”.
Limited to 3000 bottles, Royal Lochnagar 175th Anniversary, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £250.00.
Posted Steve Rush