Owner.. John Dewar & sons.
Founded.. 1891.
Region.. Speyside.
Capacity.. 4 000 000 litres.
Tel.. 01340 872971

What does Craigellachie mean?
It means ‘ROCKY HILL’. Because it’s a hill and it is rocky.


Even when styles changed and the other distilleries moved on, Peter Mackie dug his heels into the craggy Craigellachie rock. Steadfastly using wormtubs to add sulphurous ballast to the dram – they called him ‘old fashioned’ even in 1891. Ol’ Mackie and his cat may have passed, but the Craigellachie method isn’t going anywhere.


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