Royal Brackla distillery
Feel a touch of nobility and luxury in this magnificent Royal Lochnagar Distillery, which is one of the royal suppliers to the court . It is located near Balmoral Castle, the summer residence of the British Queen. Taste the fine wine from the Speyside region in a stylish ambience.
Royal Brackla factsheet
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Royal Brackla Timeline:
1812: Said to have been founded by Captain William Fraser of Brackla on the Cawdor Estate near Nairn
1821-37: W. Fraser
1835: Royal Warrant granted by William IV as a token of his appreciation of the whisky
1839: William Fraser & Co.
1850s: Royal warrant renewed by Queen Victoria
1852-67: Robert Fraser
1882-98: Robert Fraser & Co.
1898: Aberdeen wine and spirit merchants rebuilt the Distillery
1898: Reconstructed as the Brackla Distillery Co. Ltd.
....: Sold to John Mitchell & James Leict of Aberdeen
1926: Acquired by John Bisset & Co. Ltd., a blending firm Royal Brackla became a key ingredient in Bisset’s Finest Old and Gold Label
....: John Bisset & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen secured a feu charter
1943: John Bisset & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen sold the company to Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD)
1964: Stills became steamheated
1965-66: Distillery renovated and new maltings were built
1970: Extended from two to four stills (1980 mentioned as well)
1985: Distillery closed
1990s: Owned by Diageo plc/United Distillers (UD)
1991: Distillery reopened
1992: Licensed to John Bisset & Co. Ltd.
1998: Sold to John Dewar’s & Sons Ltd. (owned by Bacardi) after merge United Distillers (UD) with International Distillers and Vintners (IDV)
1999: Owned by John Dewar’s & Sons Ltd.
2004: Owned by John Dewar’s & Sons Ltd.
Can I tour Royal Brackla?
No, unfortunately Royal Brackla distillery is not open to the public for tours