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Craigellachie

The distillery was built in 1891 in Banffshire at the very heart of Speyside, between Rothes and Dufftown. Here are green pastures and heather-field and the distillery is in close proximity to the blissful confluence of rivers Spey and Fiddich. From the whisky distillery, perched high on the rock of Craigellachie, one can gaze over the village and namesake, and the quaint John Telford-designed bridge which crosses the river Spey. The water is drawn from a spring on Conval Hill and feeds the 3.6 million litre annual capacity of Craigellachie distillery. Co-founded by Alexander Edward, of Aultmore fame, and Peter Mackie, of the blending company White Horse, the buildings were designed by the reputable Speyside architect, Charles Doig.

Lodgings were provided for the workforce in the form of terraced cottages. Each had their own small garden and every year White Horse would award the tenant with the best-kept garden. The casks and subsequent maturations are based off-site and the new make spirit is transported from Craigellachie to Dewar's Glasgow warehousing facilities. Dewar's have owned the distillery since Bacardi Martini acquired the company from Diageo in 1998. There have been independent bottlings as well as the sole official house bottling, the 2004-released fourteen year-old Craigellachie single malt.

Craigellachie Whisky Distillery

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About Craigellachie Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01340 872971

Distillery Founded

1891

Distillery Capacity

3 600 000 litres

Distillery Address

Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 9ST

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Address

Craigellachie, Banffshire

Distillery Owner

John Dewar & Sons (Bacardi)

1891

The distillery is built by Craigellachie–Glenlivet Distillery Company which has Alexander Edward and Peter Mackie as part-owners. The famous Charles Doig is the architect.

1898

Production does not start until this year.

1916

Mackie & Company Distillers Ltd takes over.

1924

Peter Mackie dies and Mackie & Company changes name to White Horse Distillers.

1927

White Horse Distillers are bought by Distillers Company Limited (DCL).

1930

Administration is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD), a subsidiary of DCL.

1964

Refurbishing takes place and two new stills are bought, increasing the number to four.

1998

United Distillers & Vintners (UDV) sells Craigellachie, together with Aberfeldy, Brackla and Aultmore and the blending company John Dewar & Sons to Bacardi Martini.

2004

The first bottlings from the new owners are a new 14 year old which replaces UDV’s Flora & Fauna and a 21 year old cask strength from 1982 produced for Craigellachie Hotel.

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A single cask release of Craigellachie single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1995, which was before the distillery was sold to Bacardi in 1998. A piece of history, for sure! It spent 17 years...  More info
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This is a 15 year old, single cask Craigellachie from Douglas Laing. It was distilled in December 1997 before a refill hogshead maturation. It was bottled for the Old Malt Cask range in January 2013...  More info
$100.32
Housed in a handsome decanter, this Douglas Laing Premier Barrel release of single cask Craigellachie is 8 years old. 420 of these classy chaps were made.  More info
$99.75
Craigellachie filled hogshead #7286 in November 1996 and left it to mature. In September 2013, the cask was opened and the whisky was bottled for the Single Malts of Scotland range. 312 bottles were...  More info
$97.51
A 12 year old, 2000 vintage, single cask Craigellachie from Duncan Taylor. This was bottled at natural cask strength for the Octave range of whiskies finished in smaller casks for increased...  More info
$123.20
10 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Craigellachie distillery in Speyside. Part of Douglas Laing's Provenance series, which celebrates the seasons of whisky making. This tasty expression is...  More info
$70.02
Single malt Craigellachie whisky, distilled in Speyside in 1997 and matured in first fill Sherry Hogsheads. In 2013, it was bottled by Gordon & MacPhail as part of their Connoisseurs Choice range.  More info
$82.70
11 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Craigellachie distillery in the Speyside region. This bottling comes from the A. D. Rattray Whisky Experience up in Kirkoswald, Ayrshire. The whisky was...  More info
$96.46
Fancy some Craigellachie? We reckon this Douglas Laing bottling of their single malt might be a good choice if you're in a mood for an interesting Sherried Speysider. It was distilled in November 1995...  More info
$133.42
In August 1999, two bourbon barrels were filled at the Craigellachie distillery. 14 years later, in November 2013, these two barrels were cracked open and the single malt Scotch whisky was poured into...  More info
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$60.86
Spending 11 years in a sherry butt has undoubtedly made this Craigellachie single malt Scotch whisky rather tasty indeed. A single cask release independently bottled by Signatory for the Cask Strength...  More info
$100.71
We've got a long list of favour Hepburns, from Audrey to Katherine to the late '90s pop-punk band called Hepburn, and of course the Hepburn's Choice selection of independently bottled whiskies! This...  More info
$72.25
This Speysider was bottled by Berry Brothers and Rudd in 2011 at natural cask strength and without colouring or chill filtration.  More info
$136.54
Back in February 2000, when we were all still just getting used to writing the date with a "20" instead of a "19", this Craigellachie single malt was distilled and filled into a sherry butt. Skip...  More info
$151.96
A young and feisty 10 year old Craigellachie from Signatory. Punchy, no doubt - matured in a single sherry butt that produced 642 bottles at natural cask strength.  More info
$91.34
Distilled on the 30th August 1999, this is a 13 year old, bourbon barrel-matured Craigellachie. It was bottled for Signatory in September 2012.  More info
$59.64
This was distilled at Craigellachie in 2000 and it was bottled in 2011 by Berry Brothers and Rudd. Incredibly malty and biscuity!  More info
$56.84
This Craigellachie has been bottled at nine years of age for Signatory's Cask Strength Collection and is a vibrant Speyside style.  More info
$87.24
This was distilled at the Craigellachie distillery in Summer 2002 before a 10 year maturation in a single cask (a refill sherry butt). It was bottled for the Provenance range in Winter 2012.  More info
$70.02
This was distilled at Craigellachie in March 1999 and it was aged for 12 years in casks 91741 and 91742 and finished in Chateau Palmer wine casks. It was bottled for the Dun Bheagan range in 2011.  More info
$82.87
A great Craigellachie from Duncan Taylor's Rare Auld range. This is bottled at cask strength and is non-chillfiltered.  More info
A 21-year-old Craigellachie made from barley malted at Glenesk maltings, bottled by Duncan Taylor.  More info
A young Craigellachie from Duncan Taylor, offering fresh notes of fruit and mint.  More info
$75.63
A 12 year old Craigellachie, bottled for Douglas Laing's Provenance range.  More info
$66.78
A 12 year old Craigellachie from Signatory. This was distilled in 1999 and aged in two bourbon barrels before bottling with no added colouring on the 13th December 2011. A release of 633 numbered...  More info
$53.92
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