Cragganmore Speyside Whisky
Owner: Region/district: Diageo Speyside
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1869 Active (vc) 2 000 000 litres
Address: Ballindalloch, Moray AB37 9AB
01479 874700 www.malts.com
1869 – John Smith, who already runs Ballindalloch and Glenfarclas Distilleries, founds Cragganmore.
1886 – John Smith dies and his brother George takes over operations.
1893 – John’s son Gordon, at 21, is old enough to assume responsibility for operations.
1901 – The distillery is refurbished and modernized with help of the famous architect Charles Doig.
1912 – Gordon Smith dies and his widow Mary Jane supervises operations.
1917 – The distillery closes.
1918 – The distillery reopens and Mary Jane installs electric lighting.
1923 – The distillery is sold to the newly formed Cragganmore Distillery Co. where Mackie & Co. and Sir George Macpherson-Grant of Ballindalloch Estate share ownership.
1927 – White Horse Distillers is bought by DCL which thus obtains 50% of Cragganmore.
1964 – The number of stills is increased from two to four.
1965 – DCL buys the remainder of Cragganmore.
1988 – Cragganmore 12 years becomes one of six selected for United Distillers´ Classic Malts.
1998 – Cragganmore Distillers Edition Double Matured (port) is launched for the first time.
2002 – A visitor centre opens in May.
2006 – A 17 year old from 1988 is released.
2010 – Manager´s Choice single cask 1997 and a limited 21 year old are released.
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