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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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One of four official bottlings from the Craigellachie distillery released in 2014 (after a long time of seeing very few official bottlings of theirs). The 23 year old is the oldest of the bunch...  More info
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It used to be a rather rare sight to see an official bottling of Craigellachie single malt. Well after years of waiting, in 2014, four turned up all at once! The 17 year old expression really shows...  More info
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One of the three official Craigellachie bottlings released in 2014, their 13 year old single malt Scotch whisky handsomely shows off the bold, robust character of the distillery's output. Oodles of...  More info
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$65.47
A Distiller's Art bottling of Craigellachie single malt, matured in one Sherry butt for 15 years. It was distilled in the futuristic-sounding year 1999 - in April, we might add, the most...  More info
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A particularly pleasing Craigellachie, bottled by Douglas Laing for the Old Particular range. This 15 year old single malt Scotch whisky was distilled in May 1999 and placed in a refill hogshead to...  More info
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18 year old Craigellachie single malt Scotch whisky, released as part of the Old Malt Cask range by Hunter Laing. This Sherried Speysider was distilled back in November 1995 and left to mature in...  More info
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An independent bottling of 8 year old Craigellachie single malt Scotch whisky, matured in two hogshead casks. It was distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2015 with an outturn of 725 bottles, presented by...  More info
$58.78
A light, relaxed Craigellachie single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for Douglas Laing's Provenance range. This was distilled in spring 2006 and set aside to mature in a single Sherry butt for eight...  More info
$57.00
Bottled as part of Gordon & MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice range, this is a 1997 vintage Craigellachie single malt Scotch whisky which was matured in refill American hogshead and refill bourbon...  More info
$73.29
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
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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
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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
$118.22
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
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The very first batch of Craigellachie single malt Scotch whisky bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company is finally here! Now then, what's going on with this label? Well it seems the Boutique-y bunch...  More info
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A classic, meaty Craigellachie that perfectly showcases the distillery character, which is partly down to their use of traditional worm tub condensers. This single cask also exhibits impressive...  More info
$109.17
This is a single cask 9 year old single malt from the Craigellachie distillery, bottled by Langside for the Hepburn's Choice collection. In 2004, the distillery in Speyside filled the Sherry butt from...  More info
$59.63
From A. D. Rattray's Cask Collection selection of independently bottled single malts comes a 6 year old Craigellachie, matured in a single Sherry cask from September 2008 to January 2015. 704 bottles...  More info
$73.35
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
$95.72
6 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Craigellachie distillery in Speyside, bottled by Duncan Taylor for their Dimensions range. The independent bottling range features a wide range of whisky...  More info
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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
$73.29
With brooding dark fruit, thick treacle and sweet spice notes, the name 'Dark treacle Fondant' very much suits this 2002 vintage Craigellachie, which has been independently bottled by Wemyss Malts...  More info
$94.47
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
$128.02
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
$93.56
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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$131.18
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
$145.82
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