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Royal Lochnagar Selected Reserve Bottled 1980s 70cl / 43%
A bottle of Royal Lochnagar Selected Reserve Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, presented in a wooden box. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s.
The label tells the story of how Lochnagar earned its 'Royal' title:
The Diary of John Begg 14th September 1848:
'I asked Prince Albert if he would like to taste a dram. HRH having agreed to this, I called for a bottle and glasses (which had been previously in readiness) and, presenting one glass to Her Majesty, she tasted it. So did His Royal Highness the Prince. I then presented a glass to the Princess Royal, and to the Prince of Wales, and Prince Alfred, all of whom tasted the spirit.'
As a result of this visit the Distillery was granted the privilege of calling itself 'Royal' Lochnagar, the very first to be accorded this honour by Her Majesty.
This is bottle number 51253.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear.
The Whisky.Auction team has inspected this lot and found it to be suitable for sale. However, please note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.
Base of neck