About Lochnagar Whisky Distillery
450 000 litres
Crathie, Ballater, Aberdeenshire
James Robertson founds a distillery in Glen Feardan on the north bank of River Dee.
The distillery is burnt down by compe-titors but Robertson decides to establish a new distillery near the mountain Lochnagar.
This distillery is also burnt down.
A new distillery is built by John Begg, this time on the south bank of River Dee. It is named New Lochnagar. This is today considered as the official opening year of Royal Lochnagar.
Lochnagar obtains a Royal Warrant.
John Begg passes away and his son Henry Farquharson Begg inherits the distillery.
Henry Farquharson Begg dies.
The children of Henry Begg rebuild the distillery.
When Henry Begg’s only son Albert
John Dewar & Sons becomes part of Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
Administration of the distillery is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD).
A major reconstruction takes place.
A visitor centre is built.
A 30 year old cask strength from 1974 is launched in the Rare Malts series (6,000 bottles).
A Distiller´s Edition with a Moscatel finish is released.