Cragganmore Distillery, Ballindalloch

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.
The Strathspey Railway is now disused and forms the Speyside Way long-distance walking route.

Cragganmore was marketed by United Distillers under their Classic Malts brand. United Distillers has since become a part of Diageo.
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  • Just off the main road and easy to find. An informative tour and helpful staff. Great tasting after the tour set in the most fabulous room. Well recommended.  more »
  • A place a little further away, but the distillery is a very interesting story and because it is a little smaller than the others, you are very close to production. Too bad the guide wasn't inspired...  more »
  • Unfortunately we were our guides first tour ever at this particular distillery. So you could almost see her reading the script in her head. The facilities were nice. Our tastings were good. They did have takeaway for the drivers. Informative, just lacked personality as she was new.
  • Excellent tour. Fleur was an amazing guide. We enjoyed the £30 tour and were able to taste some very special whisky. Highly recommended.

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