Cragganmore Distillery

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Pronunciation ’kragganmore Pronunciation
Region Highlands / Speyside
Distiller MacDonald Greenlees Ltd.
Owner United Distillers & Vintners (UDV) (Diageo plc)
Address Ballindaloch
AB37 9AB
Telephone +44 (0)1479 - 87 47 00
+44 (0)1479 - 87 47 03 (Fax)
LatLong 57° 24’ 37.0” N   03° 23’ 41.6” W
Altitude 166 m
Grid Reference NJ162364
Open to public May - September : mo - fr tours at 11:30 and 14:00 by appointment only, please call +44 (0)1340 - 87 25 55
Friends of the Classic Malts are welcome throughout this period on an appointment only basis
Admission charged
Closed between Christmas and New YearSource : Discovering Distilleries 2008 leaflet
Used in Old Parr

Founded by John Smith (born 1833, formerly lessee of Glenfarclas) who persuaded Sir George Macpherson-Grant, his landlord, to lease him the land to build a new distillery. It was situated beside the Strathspey Railway Line along which a private siding was built (1869 mentioned as well)
John Smith died and the distillery was continued by Smith’s trustees
The distillery was rebuilt by Gordon Smith (1901 mentioned as well)
Gordon Smith died
Purchased at the expiry of the lease by the Cragganmore-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd., owned equally by the Ballindaloch Estate and by White Horse Distillers Ltd.. A different story is that Gordon Smith’s widow sold the distillery to Cragganmore Distillery Co., a subsidiary of White Horse Distillers
The White Horse share passed to the Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL)
Extended from two to four stills. Licensed to D. & J. McCallum Ltd., Edinburgh
White Horse Distillers merged with Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL), who acquired the remaining shares
Stills became steamheated
The single malt is being chosen by United Distillers (UD) to represent the Speyside in their Classic Malts Series
Licensed to MacDonald Greenlees Ltd.

Technical Specifications
General Water Source
for production from a spring named Altnacriche in the Craggan More Hills, for cooling nowadays piped from the River Spey and collected in an artificial loch near the distillery. In the old days the same water as productionwater
  Annual Output
  Finished Spirit (phenols)
  Blending Roles
1/3 own single malt, also blends (McCallum's Perfection, Old Parr, White Horse)
Malt Malt Source
  Malt Type
  Malt Specification (phenols)
  Own Malting Floor
  Malt Storage
  Grist Storage
Mashing Mash Tun
  Mash Size
  First Water
  Second Water
  Third Water
  Fourth Water
Fermentation Washbacks 6 made of Oregon Pine
  Washback Charge
  Amount of Yeast
  Length of Fermentation
  Initial Fermentation Temp.
  Strength of Wash
Distillation Wash Stills 2
  Wash Still Built
  Wash Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Wash Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Low Wines Run
  Low Wines Collection Range
  Spirit Stills
  Spirit Still Built
  Spirit Still Charge
  Strength of Spirit Still Charge
  Heat Source steamheated
  Spirit Still Height
  Lyne Arm
  Coolers condensers
  Foreshot Run
  Spirit Run
  Feints Run
  Spirit Cut
  Distilling Strength
Storage Storage Strength
  Average Spirit Yield
  Disposal of Pot Ale/Spent Lees
  Type of Casks
  Vatting and Bottling Location

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