Cragganmore

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Owner.. Diageo.
Founded.. 1869.
Region.. Speyside.
Capacity.. 2 200 000 litres.
Tel.. 01479 874700
Web.. http://www.malts.com

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Cragganmore distillery is 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 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.

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