Royal Lochnagar 1981 - Single Malt Whisky - Prima & Ultima Third Release

Vol 70cl / ABV 52.5%

A tiny batch of Royal Lochnagar, part of a pioneering experiment to gain the angels’ share, the whisky lost from the cask by evaporation. When the experiment ended, a small amount of liquid was transferred into the present casks, to slumber peacefully until its fifth decade.


This is a graceful, mature whisky of great freshness and vitality with aromas of honeysuckle, rose and bramble, leading to a smooth creamy mouthfeel.


Bottled: 06.12.21 | Refill casks, refill American Oak Hogsheads
Number Bottled: 1,100 | Balmoral, Royal Deeside

Tasting Notes




Deep gold with copper lights. Fine and lingering beading, multiple long legs.


A mellow nose with light prickle. Aromas of honeysuckle, rose and bramble.




A smooth, creamy and mouth- filling texture, and a sweet overall taste, very slightly waxy, with an intensely oaky and spicy start. Things soon become elegantly drying, with a real and growing warmth.


Long, warming and spicy with an intense, spicy warmth spreading across the palate.