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Cragganmore Distillery

Cragganmore is a Scotch whisky distillery situated in the village of Ballindalloch in Banffshire in 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 distillery is on the official Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail which covers eight Speyside distilleries and the Speyside Cooperage.

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

The Whisky

The stills used in the second distillation (the spirit still) of Cragganmore whisky are unique in having a flat top and being relatively short. The stills' shape has a definite effect on the taste and aroma (nose) of the whisky.

Shane Healy is the current master distiller.

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Coordinates: 57°24′37″N 3°23′42″W / 57.41028°N 3.395°W / 57.41028; -3.395


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