This whisky was distilled by hand at the Royal Lochnagar Distillery, close to the Castle of Balmoral, on the banks of the River Dee. The Distillery was built here in 1845 and has been producing the highest quality whisky ever since. Only eight people are employed at Royal Lochnager and each of them is personally involved in the quality of our distillare. I, as Manager, am responsible for the final taste of the whisky. Because every cask of whisky matures at its own pace and in its own way, I have chosen not to place the normal age statement on this bottle. We taste every single cask many times to check on its development and, even from Royal Lochnager's small stocks, very few casks are chosen to be bottle as Selected Reserve.