Long John Royal Choice 21 Year Old

Long John Royal Choice 21 Year Old

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The story goes that in 1848 Queen Victoria visited Long John Macdonald's Distillery in the Highlands of Scotland, and to mark the occasion he presented her with a cask of whisky. The Queen gave instructions that the cask should remain unopened until her son, the Prince of Wales, turned 21 years. This old and discontinued release celebrates that story with a 21yo blend and reflects the distilleries' historic bottle and label design. The recipe is unknown but was said to contain 48 different malts.

Still in production as Long John Special Reserve, this long-established standard blend was named after the legendary Long John Macdonald, a notorious bootlegger who came in from the cold and took out a licence for the Ben Nevis distillery in 1825. Its malt was supposedly a key ingredient, though Long John’s core later became Tormore, which began distilling in 1961. Owned by Pernod Ricard since 2005, and still widely drunk in France.

Long John Royal Choice 21 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky