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


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.




Our visit: 4th September 2011


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