Pronounced crag-an-MORE Meaning The big rock.

Cragganmore was created by John Smith at Ayeon Farm on the Ballindalloch Estate in 1869. Smith had previously managed Macallan, Glenfarclas, Wishaw and Glenlivet, and is thought to have been the illegitimate son of Glenlivet founder George Smith. Cragganmore was designed by the Speyside distillery architect Charles Doig, and in1901 Doig was again called on to modernise the distillery. In 1964 the plants capacity had been doubled with the installation of a new pair of stills. In 1998 it was chosen to be the Speyside representative in the newly formed Classic Malts line up.


Er opened a new still in 1964

New still  •  1964  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Two more stills are installed.

White Horse Distillers Ltd. is the new owner since 1923

New owner  •  1923  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


The distillery was renovated.

Just text  •  1901  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig


Gordon Smith is the new owner since 1893

New owner  •  1893  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

Gorden Smith is the son of John Smith.

George Smith is the new owner since 1886

New owner  •  1886  •  Posted by Hans-Ludwig

After John Smith died, his brother George Smith took over the company.

Cragganmore opened its doors on Friday 01st January 1869

Opened  •  01.01.1869

Distillery details

  • Country
  • Status
  • Founded
  • Owner
  • Spirit stills
  • Wash stills
  • Capacity per year
    1600000 Liters
  • Website

Whisky Details

Distillery location

Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB37 9AB
AB37 9AB Ballindalloch
Scotland Speyside


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