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of Glasgow and Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Balmoral
1845 John Begg built his distillery, New Lochnagar, on the banks of the river Dee, about a mile from the royal residence of Balmoral
1848 The distillery was visited by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, leading to the issue of a Royal Warrant. The distillery thus became Royal Lochnagar
1906 The business was incorporated as John Begg Limited (company number 87636, some sources give 1902 as the date of incorporation). This development coincided with the rebuilding of the distillery and the move of bottling and blending operations to Glasgow
1916 John Dewar and Sons, distillers, of Perth took over John Begg
2007 John Begg Limited was finally dissolved as a company
2020 Royal Lochnagar continued to operate as the smallest among Diageo's portfolio of whisky distilleries