Entry of more red fruits dusted with brown sugar and joined by a heavy slice of malt loaf
Chocolatey aftertaste with a touch of smoke
Aged 21 Years
Cases Available (6/750ML) 97
Bottling Strength 52.70% alc/vol
Cask Type Sherry
Year Founded 1891
Water Source Little Conval Hill
Craigellachie Distillery Fact
The Craigellachie distillery was built in 1891 by Craigellachie Distillery Co. Limited, a group of blenders and merchants led by Alexander Edward.
Two years later (1893) it was incorporated as a limited company, and in 1896 it was reconstructed as Craigellachie-Glenlivet Distillery Ltd.
During the years that followed, ownership passed to Peter Mackie (in 1916), the Distillery Company Limited (in 1927) and SMD (in 1930).
The transfer to SMD marked the beginning of a period of stability for Craigellachie; apart from a reconstruction in 1964-65 during which the number of pot stills was doubled, relatively little happened at the distillery.
Then, in 1998, the Craigellachie distillery was sold to John Dewar & Sons – owners of MacDuff and Aberfeldy and themselves part of the Bacardi drinks conglomerate.