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No: 44
Producer: United
Region: Highlands
District: Speyside
OS Sheet 28 ; Map reference NJ 28 44 ; Latitude 57 29.1° N, Longitude 3 11.6° W
Founded 1891 ; Operating Status (1999): operating

The Craigellachie distillery stands to the south-east of the Spey in the village of the same name. To the north-west is Macallan. The distillery was founded in 1891 and rebuilt in a modern style in 1965, doubling up the stills from one pair to two. It has eight wooden washbacks and delivers 47,000 litres AV of spirit per week.
© Michael Jackson 1994, ???

See also article in SMWS Summer 94 newsletter

Distillery rating: 3*

Craigellachie, Banffshire
Tel: 01340-4212 or 01340-4228


SMWS bottling 44.8 - Craigelachie 1973, aged 20 years
A fine whisky with a certain pungency or sharpness which the notes describe as "like barley-sugar in vinegar" and which I relate to the character of the manzanilla sherry that first occupied the cask. The dry saltiness of manzanilla produces none of what you would normally associate with a sherry-cask whisky. This one stood up very well to the heavier whiskies which we tried. [jw, 1995]

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