About Craigellachie Whisky Distillery
3 600 000 litres
Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 9ST
John Dewar & Sons (Bacardi)
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.
Production does not start until this year.
Mackie & Company Distillers Ltd takes over.
Peter Mackie dies and Mackie & Company changes name to White Horse Distillers.
White Horse Distillers are bought by Distillers Company Limited (DCL).
Administration is transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD), a subsidiary of DCL.
Refurbishing takes place and two new stills are bought, increasing the number to four.
United Distillers & Vintners (UDV) sells Craigellachie, together with Aberfeldy, Brackla and Aultmore and the blending company John Dewar & Sons to Bacardi Martini.
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.