Royal Lochnagar

Royal Lochnagar 1981 Prima & Ultima Third Release Scotch Whisky


Royal Lochnagar 1981 is a rare and exceptional batch of Royal Lochnagar Scotch whisky, carefully selected as part of a pioneering experiment to preserve the angels' share—the whisky lost through evaporation during maturation. This limited edition release has been patiently aged for over four decades, capturing the essence of time and craftsmanship. Dr Craig Wilson, an esteemed expert, has handpicked this expression as one of the eight meticulously curated whiskies in the esteemed Prima & Ultima series.

Tasting Notes

Deep gold with captivating copper lights. The whisky displays fine and lingering beading, forming multiple long legs.


The nose offers a mellow and inviting aroma with a subtle prickle. Delicate notes of honeysuckle, rose, and bramble evoke a sense of floral elegance.

The whisky coats the palate with a smooth, creamy, and mouth-filling texture. It delivers a sweet overall taste, with a slight waxy character. The flavor profile begins with an intensely oaky and spicy start, gradually evolving into an elegantly drying sensation. The warmth intensifies, leaving a lasting impression.

The finish is long, warming, and spicy, with a remarkable intensity. The palate experiences a gradual spread of intense warmth, accompanied by a delightful interplay of spices.

Indulge in the captivating complexity and timeless character of Royal Lochnagar 1981 Prima & Ultima Third Release Scotch Whisky. This exceptional expression embodies the essence of its distillery and represents a pinnacle of whisky craftsmanship.

Bottle Size: 750ml

Review - Royal Lochnagar 1981 Prima & Ultima Third Release Scotch Whisky

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