Ben Royal Profile

Blended Scotch Whisky

Ben Royal was a one-off blended Scotch bottled by Nottinghamshire-based Mansfield Brewery Company to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.

The 12-year-old blend was presented in a distinctive green and beige stoneware jug decanter, which was distributed among Mansfield Brewing Co’s large number of tied public houses.

  • Production type
    Blended Scotch

Ben Royal History

Mansfield Brewery was founded in 1855, some 100 years before Queen Elizabeth II ascended the British throne.

In 1977, upon her Silver Jubilee, Mansfield Brewery Company created a bespoke Scotch whisky blend to sell across its licensed pubs. Commemorative products and souvenirs were everywhere as companies made the most of national celebrations, not least of which were brewers and whisky producers.

Ben Royal was a one-off brand created especially for the jubilee, and like many commemorative whiskies created to mark royal occasions, surfaces regularly at auction.

Mansfield Brewery Company eventually becmae part of Marstons plc.


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  • Pointers Pointers Pointers Independent bottler


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