Craigellachie

   

Craigellachie distillery was founded in 1891 by a group of merchants & blenders which included Alexander Edward.

The distillery is located in Craigellachie, Aberlour, Banffshire and production started in 1898.

Mackie & Co. bought Craigellachie in 1916 and changed their name to White Horse Distillers in 1924 to reflect the name of their blended whisky.

DCL purchased White Horse in 1927 and then became SMD in 1930.

 
 

Craigellachie was extended in 1964 when the number of stills was doubled from two to four and the buildings were refurbished.

Bacardi Martini purchased John Dewar in 1998 and with that became the new owners of Craigellachie distillery which now has a capacity of around 2.7 million litres of pure alcohol per year.

 
 

Distillery photo with kind permission by Teun Van Wel

 

More great distillery info here thanks to Malt Madness

 

 

  Craigellachie General whisky characteristics: Fresh, light and summery  
   

Signatory, Craigellachie, distilled 3.2.1998, bottled 23.3.2009, 11y, casks 58&59, bottle 731 of 973, 43% ABV

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Glass: Spiegelau

Colour: Extremely pale, not far removed from water.

Nose: Very fresh, malt, slight hints of citrus and just a touch of leather and straw.

Palate: Also fresh and almost minty with a faint cross between lemon and grapefruit hovering in the background behind some light popcorn.

Finish: Long

Overall Impression: A very light and fresh whisky, perhaps one for balmy Summer evenings.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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