Highland honour

Distillery marks Royal Warrant with special cask

Royal Lochnagar Distillery Manager Sean Phillips

Royal Lochnagar Distillery Manager Sean Phillips

A cask of whisky bearing the Scottish Royal Arms has gone on public display after the distillery was honoured by the Queen.

Lochnagar Distillery has been granted the Royal Warrant and the full heraldic colours have been hand-painted by artist Thomas Oates, son of a senior carriage restorer whose family has worked for generations at The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace.

The Royal Warrant is recognition of the regular supply of goods to the Royal Household and permits Royal Lochnagar to display the Royal Arms on its Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskies and at the distillery in Scotland, a mile from the Balmoral Estate.

Ewan Andrew, director of The Lochnagar Distillery, who has been appointed as grantee for the Royal Warrant, said: “Being granted a Royal Warrant is a great privilege for everyone associated with Royal Lochnagar.

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