Royal Lochnagar 1974 30 Years – Rare Malts Selection
The “Rare Malts Selection” is a series of single malt whiskies from casks of closed distilleries or from distilleries that do not market bottlings independently. These include Rosebank, Linkwood and Port Ellen, for example. They are normally cask strength bottlings that were distilled in the 1960s, 1970s or early 1980s and laid down to mature for at least 18 years. The series appeared from around 1995 to 2005 and was marketed by independent bottler Diageo. The series has now been discontinued, being replaced by the annual “Special Releases”. The individual Rare Malt bottlings are highly sought after by collectors.
Royal Lochnagar is located in the Scottish Highlands near Balmoral Castle, which is privately owned by the British royal family. The founder John Begg, who opened the distillery in 1845, was a purveyor to the court of the British Queen Victoria, which is why the prefix “Royal” appears as part of the name. The distillery has been owned by the Distillers Company Ltd. (today Diageo) since 1916.
- Producer: Royal Lochnagar
- Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Alcohol content: 56.2% ABV
- Origin: Scotland/Highlands
- Net fill quantity: 0.7 litre (700 ml)
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