Region: Speyside, Scotland. AB37 9AB
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.
The Strathspey Railway is now disused and forms the Speyside Way long-distance walking route.
Our visit: 4th September 2011