Royal Lochnagar is a rare sight in the Special Releases series. We’re happy to welcome it back this year with a 16-year-old single malt, matured in American and European oak refill casks and bottled at a cask strength of 57.5%. Royal Lochnagar 16 Years Old Diageo Special Releases 2021 is a rich malt with a velvety texture and fruity and sweet notes of vanilla, toffee, orange peel and spicy oak. The theme for this year’s edition of the Diageo Special Releases is Legends Untold. Every bottle is connected to a mythical creature and tells a legendary story about the distillery. The stunning labels and tubes are designed by renowned digital illustrator Ken Taylor. And as if that wasn’t cool enough already, each whisky’s story is brought to life with a unique augmented reality experience, accessible through a QR code on the bottle. According to the legend of The Spring Stallion, the lands surrounding the Royal Lochnagar distillery were once blanketed by a thick and chilling fog until a beautiful white stallion tore through the icy veil. His warm glow brought the undoing of winter and gave Royal Lochnagar’s whisky its fresh springtime character.