Craigellachie Speyside Whisky Distillery
Established in 1888 by Peter Mackie and opened in 1891 by Craigellachie-Glenlivet Distillery Co after Peter Mackie was joined by whisky merchants and blenders including Alexander Edward. Peter Mackie is known more for founding the famous White Horse blend and Craigellachie has often been regarded as the White Horse distillery.
Craigellachie is located where the rivers of the Spey and Fiddich meet in the heart of Speyside and has great access to both water and railway network. The translation of Craigellachie is ‘rocky hill’ referring to cliff on which the village is located. Craigellachie has always been in the shadow of its more illustrious neighbour in the village Macallan.
Like many distilleries it was taken over by DCL and the distillery was gradually modernised with electricity going in in 1948 and full modernisation in the sixties. Diageo later sold the distillery to Bacardi who have released a 14 & 21 single malt whisky of cask strength.
Craigellachie is not a well-known single malt whisky and 98% of whisky produced goes into blends. The main user of Craigellachie is Dewar’s White Label which is popular on the continent.
Taste: A perfect whisky for after diner as it is sweet with fruity and nutty taste.
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