Royal Lochnagar - 175th Anniversary 17 year old Whisky
70cl | 56.3%
|Series / Description||175th Anniversary|
|Age||17 year old|
|Alcohol ABV||56.3 %|
|Cask Wood Type||Pedro Ximenez & Oloroso Sherry Casks|
|Country of Origin||Scotland|
|Neck Level||Full Level|
|HTFW Cat. No.||LP12745|
To mark the 175th Anniversary of Royal Lochnagar, a special and rarely released mid-aged Malt is released at natural cask strength. And on this occasion, it is important to understand the history of the 175 years and how they came to begin.
In 1826, James Robertson built Lochnagar Distillery on the north side of the river Dee, near the Lochnagar mountain. In 1841, Lochnagar was burned to the ground, a blaze thought to have been started by Robertson’s illicit competitors. And in 1845, John Begg builds his New Lochnagar Distillery on the south side of the river and this is the distillery we know today. Then, in 1848, a momentous occasion befell the young distillery when Her Majesty Queen Victoria visits Balmoral and, upon the invitation of Begg, pops across to the distillery for a visit. Her Majesty tastes the whisky of New Lochnagar and, suitably impressed, issues a Royal Warrant, allowing the distillery to add ‘Royal’ to its name.Owing to the diminutive size of the distillery’s production it is rare to see a release that is not the classic 12 year old. On the sporadic occasions that they do appear they are invariably tiny runs like this 3,000 bottle lot. They can be highly collectable. Almost half of the bottles will be available at the distillery itself, meaning that the remaining bottles will be particularly hard to find in international markets.
Official Tasting Notes
Body - The texture is very smooth, the generous taste sweet yet well balanced by juicy acidity.
Nose - On the mellow and integrated nose, fruity aromas of mango and melon mingle with woodland notes of bracken and brambles.
Palate - Traces of chocolate and light coffee in the mid-palate.
Finish - A long, dry, and elegant finish.