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Cragganmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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The Craggan Burn
United Distillers & Vintners
+44 (0)1479 874700
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Cragganmore Distillery was founded by John Smith, who was a very experienced distiller. He had previously managed The Macallan, Glenlivet and Wishaw distilleries, and was lease holder of Glenfarclas distillery when he persuaded his landlord to lease him the land to build the Cragganmore distillery at Ballindalloch beside the Strathspey railway line, in 1869.

Cragganmore was the first distillery to be deliberately sited to take advantage of railway transport, and a private siding was built on the Strathspey railway to accommodate distillery traffic. John Smith died in 1886, leaving the business to his son Gordon, who largely rebuilt the distillery in 1901. In 1923, Gordon's widow sold the distillery to the Cragganmore Distillery Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of White Horse Distillers Ltd. Now the licensed distillers are D & J McCallum Ltd. of Edinburgh who for many years exported Cragganmore mainly to Australia and New Zealand. Then later becoming part of UDV.

It is no wonder that Cragganmore was selected to represent the Speyside region in the current owners, United Distillers Classic Malts Collection, the soft mellow style and hint of peat has long been cause of approval from master blenders.

Cragganmore Tasting Notes

Cragganmore 12 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Golden.
Nose: Rich, dryish and complex, fragrant and flowery, with notes of grass and smoke.
Taste: Clean, round, malty and well-balanced.
Finish: Lingering malt and soft smoke, a grand Speyside afterglow.

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Cragganmore Bottlings

Cragganmore offer you the following choice of single malts:
  • Cragganmore 12 Year Old Single Malt.
  • 14 Year Old Special Edition Classic Malt.
  • 17 Year Old Managers Dram Sherry Cask Bottled November 1992.
  • 10 Year Old Single Malt Bottled 1993.
  • 1973 29 Year Old Special Release Bottled 2003.
  • Many more limited edition and vintage bottlings are available from specialist whisky shops.

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