Liquor Laboratory

ll logo white
ll logo white

Royal Lochnagar 16-Year-Old 2021 Special Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky


750ml, bottle

This limited edition single malt scotch was released in 2021 by Diageo. Distilled in 2004, the whisky matured for 16 years in American and European oak refill casks. This aging process creates a complex flavor profile with notes of citrus, orchard fruits, baking spices, and a touch of woodiness.



Orange zest and green apples: This combination suggests a fresh and lively aroma. Imagine the invigorating scent of freshly peeled citrus rind alongside crisp, tart apples.

White grapes: Hints of white grapes, like Sauvignon Blanc, add a touch of floral sweetness and minerality to the nose.

Puff pastry: This unexpected note adds a buttery, yeasty complexity. Think of the aroma of warm pastries baking in the oven, with a hint of sweetness.

Mossy earth and spicy oak: Earthy notes like damp soil or moss provide a grounding counterpoint to the brighter fruit aromas. The spicy oak hints at the influence of the cask maturation, promising hints of vanilla, cinnamon, or nutmeg.


Creamy vanilla toffee: The creamy texture creates a smooth and luxurious mouthfeel. The vanilla toffee flavors suggest sweetness, warmth, and a touch of caramel.

Barley sugar sweets: These hard candies contribute a concentrated sweetness with a hint of malt character, complementing the vanilla.

Tart green apples: The tartness of the apples cuts through the sweetness, adding a refreshing balance and complexity.

Dry oak and white pepper: Dry oak tannins introduce a subtle astringency that dries the palate slightly. White pepper adds a touch of warmth and spice.

Warming spices: Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger may emerge, building on the white pepper and creating a lingering warmth.


Warming and slightly sweet: The finish leaves a pleasant warmth on the tongue, like a gentle afterglow.

Lingering white pepper: The peppery spice from the palate carries over, providing a touch of lingering heat.

Touch of wood spice: A hint of oak or vanilla spice may linger, reminding you of the whisky’s aged character.

Additional information

Product Type



Single Malt




United Kingdom


Royal Lochnagar


750ml, bottle


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Royal Lochnagar 16-Year-Old 2021 Special Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tasting Notes



Hint of orange zest and green apple.



Barley-sugar sweetness balanced with a luscious fruity acidity.



Dulcet and bright with hints of white grape.