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Cragganmore

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

History:

Cragganmore is a Scotch whisky distillery situated in the village of Ballindalloch in Banffshire, Scotland.

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.[1]

The Strathspey Railway is now disused and forms the Speyside Way long-distance walking route.

Cragganmore is marketed by United Distillers under their Classic Malts brand.

Links:

Official

Wikipedia

Our visit: 4th September 2011

Photos:

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Cragganmore Whisky Reviews:

  • Cragganmore-12-Years-Old-single-malt-scotch-whisky Cragganmore 12 Years Old ~ 40% (Diageo) - Cragganmore 12 Years Old Speyside single malt scotch whisky 40% ABV, £33.83 for 70cl available from Master of Malt Score: 84/100 What they say: Nestling on the banks of the legendary salmon river, Cragganmore is, for many, the home of the definitive Speyside malt. Hugely complex, rich with layers of flavour and a whiff of […]
  • smws-37-81 Cragganmore 13 years old 2002 37.81 Orange Turmeric Margarita ~ 56.6% (SMWS) - Whisky Review: SMWS 37.81 Orange Turmeric Margarita Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Cragganmore distillery; SMWS Distillery 37 Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society ABV: 56.6% Cost: £58.20 [sold out] What they say: Cask 37.81 A perfumed aroma leapt out of the glass and combined with fruity cinnamon apple rings as well as the delicate […]
  • SMWS-37-74-Fresh-&-Fluffy Cragganmore 18 Years Old 1997 37.74 Fresh & fluffy ~ 54.3% (SMWS) - Whisky Review: Cragganmore 18 Years Old 1997 37.74 Fresh & fluffy Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Cragganmore Distillery Bottling: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society ABV: 54.3% Cost: £69.50 from SMWS What they say: Cask No 37.74 On the nose neat: new towels smelling fresh and feeling fluffy as well as opening a box […]
  • Cragganmore-20-Years-Old-Master-Of-Malt-single-malt-scotch-whisky Cragganmore 20 Year Old 1991 Cask 1157 – Single Cask ~ 54.2% (Master of Malt) - Cragganmore 20 Year Old 1991 Cask 1157 – Single Cask Speyside single malt scotch whisky 54.2%ABV, RRP £49.95 for 70cl Score 85/100 What they say: A 20 year old single cask Cragganmore. We absolutely love this, it has just the right amount of sweetness, and just the right amount of maturity. Distilled on the 8th […]
  • SMWS 37.67 Tongue tingling treasure Cragganmore 29 Years Old 1986 37.67 Tongue tingling treasure ~ 57.6% (SMWS) - Review: Cragganmore 29 Years Old 1986 – 37.67 Tongue tingling treasure Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin:  Cragganmore Distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask 37.67 Tongue tingling treasure ABV: 57.6% Cost: £144.20 from SMWS Score: 89/100 What they say: 37.67 Tongue tingling treasure Cask No. 37.67 Different people were transported to different places. Some […]
  • Cragganmore-1987-Distillers-Edition Cragganmore Distillers Edition 1987 ~ 40% (Diageo) - Whisky Review: Cragganmore Distillers Edition 1987 Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Cragganmore Distillery Bottling: Diageo, Distillers Edition ABV: 40% Cost: £57.83 for current (2003) DE at Master of Malt What they say: Cragganmore Distillers Edition The complexity of Cragganmore makes it an out-of-the-ordinary choice for a second cask finish. However, port-wine casks provide the perfectly […]
  • cragganmore-1998-bottled-2012-port-wood-finish-distillers-edition-whisky Cragganmore Distillers Edition 1998 ~ 40% (Diageo) - Whisky Review: Cragganmore Distillers Edition 1998 Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Cragganmore Distillery Bottling: Diageo; Distillers Edition ABV: 40% Cost: £57.83 for current (2003) DE at Master of Malt What they say: Cragganmore Distillers Edition The complexity of Cragganmore makes it an out-of-the-ordinary choice for a second cask finish. However, port-wine casks provide the perfectly […]
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