Cragganmore Distillery

  • Region: Speyside, Scotland. AB37 9AB
  • Founded: 1869
  • Status: Active
  • Owner: Diageo
  • Water source: The Craggan Burn
  • Mash tun: 6.8 tonne stainless steel full lauter mash tun
  • Washbacks: 6x Oregon pine
  • Stills: 2x wash 2x spirit
  • Capacity: 2.2 million litres per annum


The distillery was founded in 1869 by John Smith on land leased from Sir George Macpherson-Grant. The site was chosen by Smith both for its proximity to the waters of the Craggan burn and because it was close to the Strathspey Railway. Smith was an experienced distiller, having already been manager of the Macallan, Glenlivet, Glenfarclas and Wishaw distilleries.

Cragganmore Whisky Reviews:

Official Bottling

Independent Bottling

Master of Malt

Scotch Malt Whisky Society