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CRAIGELLACHIE   15 years old 40 %           
Distilled: 1974
Bottled: 1989
Proprietors: W.P. Lowrie & Co, Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CRAIGELLACHIE   12 years old 43 %     INFO   

Distilled 1980
Bottled 1992
Craigellachie Distillery, Banffshire

CRAIGELLACHIE   11 years old 43 %                
Distilled 1983
Bottled 1994
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co, Ltd, Glasgow

CRAIGELLACHIE   16 years old 43%               
Distilled 11.10.78
Bottled 9.95
Cask no. 7707
Genummerde flessen
418 bottles
Van Wees, Holland

CRAIGELLACHIE   22 years old 60,2 %        INFO       
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 1973
Limited Edition
Genummerde flessen
White Horse Distillers, Glasgow

CRAIGELLACHIE   25 years old 55 %            INFO   
Date distilled Jul 72
Date bottled Sept 97
Society Cask No. code 44.13
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Pear Belle - Helene and stem ginger'

CRAIGELLACHIE    17 years old 58,8 %        INFO   
Date distilled Mar 82
Date bottled Sept 99
Society Cask No. code 44.15
Outturn 247 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Icing sugar and ivy leaves'

CRAIGELLACHIE    14 years old 40 %             INFO
Single Malt Scotch Whisky Speyside
Craigellachie Distillery,
Craigellachie, Aberlour

CRAIGELLACHIE           11 years old  46 %
Speyside Single Malt                                   
Distilled 03/02/98
Matured in a hogshead
Cask no: 75
Bottled 06/03/09
Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company
P.O. Box 18, 3800 A A, Amersfoort           

CRAIGELLACHIE      Aged 10 years  57.1 %
Speyside Region
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
Distilled 1999
Bottled  2010
Surprisingly smoky
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

CRAIGELLACHIE   2 0 0 2      46 %                                                                                                                                                        WORDT  NIET GESERVEERD                                                                                                                                                        9 years old                                                                                                                                                                              A L E I D                                                                                                                                                                                                         IN  LOVING  MEMORY                                                                                                                                                                      Speyside Single Mal                                                                                                                                                                                          Distilled 20/08/                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Matured in a 1st fill sherry Butt                                                                                                                                                                                 Cask no: 900069                                                                                                                                                                                               Bottled 14/05/12                                                                                                                                                                                                       852 Numbered Botttles                                                                                                                                                     SELECTED  FOR  ALEID



also see Aberfeldy, Aultmore, The Deveron (Glen Deveron) ,Royal Brackla and John Dewar & Sons.

13  aged  years  46 %
No: 83 - LH 88                                    
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Old Fashioned in 1891
Edward & Mackie, Founders
Our distillery built on a rocky bluff situated above
The confluence of the river Fiddich and the river Spey
Craigellachie lies in the heart of Speyside
Founders Alexander Edward / Peter Mackie
Edward & Mackie makers of Craigellachie Speyside Single Malt
No Chill - Filtering
Craigellachie Distillery, Moray

A style seldom met

In 1891 a whisky expert noted that Craigellachie represented a style whisky "seldom met
with now ", which we took as a compliment. Today we still use old - fashioned worm - tubs to cool our spirit and bestow it with extra flavor, creating a dram to rival whiskies twice its age.

Worm Tubs

A worm Tub is a long copper tube, sitting in a large tank of cold water, which snakes back and forth and gradually gets narrower.

In 1891 many distilleries condensed their spirit this way, giving their whiskies a distinctive,
meaty character. Craigellachie is one of very few still benefiting from this traditional



also see Aberfeldy, Aultmore, The Deveron (Glen Deveron / Macduff) Royal Brackla and
John Dewar & Sons.

Distilling batch number:
No: 98 - ZC 21
Aged 17 years  46 %                                     
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Old Fashioned in 1891
Edward & Mackie, Founders
Rested in Hand made oak casks for a
Minimum of seventeen years for a
rich full character
with flavours reminigent of toffee &
dried fruits
guaranted small Batch - all our Spirit
Made on the same still in a single season
Founders: Alexander Edward and Peter Mackie
No Chill - Filtration
Distilled and Bottled in Scotland by
The Craigellachie Distillery Company
Makers of Cragellachie Speyside Single Malt
Craigellachie Distillery Moray Scotland

A style seldom met

In 1891 a whisky expert noted that Craigellachie represented a style of whisky "seldom
met with now" which we took as a compliment.

Today we still use old - fashioned worm tubs to cool our spirit and bestow it with extra
flavour, creating a dram to rival whiskies twice its age.

Our Own Malt

Our malt is not supplied to any other distillery. It has a uniquely heavy character which
we preserve by grinding it finer than anyone else does, using a very efficient Steinecker
mash tun. It is also shallower and drains better than the deeper tuns do, holding onto
less water so that the malt's character is less diluted. So when we say that Craigellachie
is a malt whisky we mean it.



also seeAberfeldy, Aultmore, The Deveron (Glen Deveron, Macduff) Royal Brackla
and John Dewar & Sons

Batch. No: 67  KA 23
Aged 23 years 46 %                                            
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Old Fashioned in 1891
Edward & Mackie , Founders
Note: Sitting stubbornly stop a rock in Speyside,
our distillery uses rare WORM TUB condensers
to impart unusually strong sulphury flavours
to its spirit.
No chill - filtering
Founders: Alexander Edward / Peter Mackie
Makers of Craigellachie Speyside Single Malt
Craigellachie Distillery, Moray, Scotland

A style seldim met

In the 1890s whisky expert Alfred Barnard noted that Craigellachie represented and
old - fashioned style of whisky "seldom met with now'. Which we took as a compliment.

Ever since, we have stubbornly maintained the methods that make our whisky so dis-
tinctive. It"s why we are one of the very few distilleries that still use WORM TUBES to
cool the spirit from the stills. They bestow it with extra flavours of a strong sulphury
nature and help to create a gutsy dram that rivals whiskies twice its age.

The distillery cat

At one time the distillery had a cat which liked to warm itself high up in the stillhouse.
however, when it smelt the vapour coming from the spirit as it rode up the still, it
would run away. Seeing the cat move, the STILLMEN knew that it was time to turn
the steam of, making for an unusual team effort.

Age  24 years  52 %                                    
Date Distilled  15th August 1990
Cask Type: Refill Hogsheadex / Bourbon
Outturn: One of Only 288 Bottles                                                                                                                                                                                                          Society Single Cask: Code: 4 4 . 6 4
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
You can fly

Highland Malt

Craigellachie, Banffshire. Licentiehouder: White Horse Distillers Ltd. Onderdeel van Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. De malt divisie van United Distillers Ltd. Eigendom van Guinness.
The Craigellachie Distillery Co werd gesticht in 1888 met als de twee belangrijkste aan-deelhouders Alexander Edwar, toen al eigenaar van Benrinnes en deelnemingen in andere distilleerderijen en Peter J. Mackie, bijgenaamd 'Restless Peter', van Mackie & Co, eigenaar van Lagavulin en blender van White Horse.
De architekt was Charles Chree Doig.
Men produceerde toen ongeveer 4500 liter spirit per week.
In 1900 werd Peter J. Mackie de alleen eigenaar.
Sir Peter Mackie stierf in 1924 en de firmanaam werd toen veranderd in White Horse Dis-tillers Ltd.
In 1927 ging White Horse samen met The Distillers Company Ltd. Craigellachie werd in 1930 onderdeel van Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. Vanwege de depressie werd Craigellachie gesloten van 1930 - 1932. In de tweede wereldoorlog werd Craigellachie gesloten (1942 - 1945). In 1948 werd Craigellachie aangesloten op het electricteitsnet.
In 1964 - 1965 werd er verbouwd en toen werden ook het aantal ketels uitgebreid van twee naar vier.
Het gedeelte van de distilleerderij dat dateerd van 1888 is nu lagerpakhuis no 1, lagerpakhuis no. 2 werd gebouwd in 1914, no 3 in 1920 en no. 4 in 1969.
Tot 1972 werden de ketels met kolen gestookt, daarna door middel van stoom van olie-gestookte ketels.
Het proceswater dat eerder van Little Conval Hill kwam, komt tegenwoordig van de Blue Hill.
Het koelwater komt van de rivier de Fiddich.
10 % van de whisky wordt gebotteld als single malt whisky, de overige hoeveelheid gaat in de blends White Horse en Logan.
Er werken 19 mensen, in 1962 waren dat er nog 50.
Craigellachie heeft een vloermouterij, Kiln en kleine vaten makerij.
De Mash tun is 9 ton, de acht Wash backs hebben elk een inhoud van 45000 liter
De twee Wash stills zijn elk 28.185 liter, evenals de twee spirit stills, ze worden met stoom verhit.
De jaarproduktie is 1,6 miljoen liter spirit per jaar. De distilleerderij manager is (2002) Archie Ness.
Guinness nam Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd over in 1986 en in 1987 The Distillers Company Ltd. Beiden tegen hun zin.
In 1988 werden beide groepen van bedrijven samengevoegd en de nieuwe naam werd United Distillers Limited.
Op 12 Mei 1997 staakt de Fransman Bernard Arnault van L M V H zijn verzet tegen de fusie voor een afkoopsom van ƒ 800.000.000.

De nieuwe naam van de gefuseerden zou aanvankelijk G M G Brands worden maar op 22 Oktober wordt bekend dat de naam Diageo zou worden, afgeleid van het Latijnse woord voor dag en het Griekse woord voor wereld.
Diageo wordt het grootste drankenconcern ter wereld, groter dan Seagram en Allied Domecq samen en met een omzet van 40 miljard gulden.
Op 28 Maart 1998 verkoopt Diageo het whiskymerk Dewar en het ginmerk Bombay voor £ 1,15 miljard aan Bacardi Martini.
Het afstoten van de twee merken was een voorwaarde die door de Amerikaanse mededingingsautoriteiten was gesteld aan de goedkeuring van de fusie tussen Guinness en Grand Metropolitan.
Dewar heeft een omzet van ruim één miljard gulden en een marktaandeel van 10 %. Het merk is marktleider in de V.S.
Diageo is de overkoepelende naam voor vier company's: United Distillers & Vintners, (U.D.V.), Pilsbury, Guinness en Burger King.
Onderdeel van de verkoop houdt ook in de overname van de distilleerderijen Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie en Royal Brackla door Bacardi Martini.
Balmenach wordt in December 1997 verkocht aan Inver House.

Craigellachie Distillery
Craigellachie, Banffshire
The distillery stands on a spur of a hill overlooking the village, the precipitous Rock of Craigellachie, the winding Spey, and Telford's elegant single-span iron bridge of 1815.
The Moray and Nairn Express for 25 July 1891 published a description of "this new distillery, which has recently been completed and is now in full operation ... a most compact building, already of considerable proportions, and capable of being so enlarged as to manufacture 0 gallons of spirits per week. Mr. C.C. Doig, Elgin, the architect, has made a speciality of distillery construction, and has been able to introduce all the most modern improvements as regards labour and fuel-saving devices ... The entire building has been planned with a view to the comfort of theemployees and the convenient working of the establishment".
The Craigellachie Distillery Co. had been founded in 1888. Two men "had the principal charge of the business": Alexander Edward of Collargreen, Craigellachie, owner of Benrinnes Distillery, Aberlour, and Peter J. Mackie, of Mackie & Co. of Glasgow, distillers and wine merchants, who would within a few years launch a new blended whisky, White Horse. Other blenders and whisky merchants held minority shareholdings and members of the public were invited to invest from the mid-1890's. Alexander Edward, who had since promoted other distillery ventures, gave up his interest in 1900. From that date onwards the annual general meeting of the company provided the chairman, Peter Mackie, with a platform for strongly held opinions on the state of the whisky industry, the nation and the British Empire.
The Times, in its obituary notice on Sir Peter Mackie in 1924, observed that "he had the restlessness of a vigorous mind, and was constantly planning fresh enterprises, most of which he succeeded in carrying out". The most enduring of his achievements was the impetus he put behind the sale of White Horse. Some of the other enterprises in which he had an interest, such as the production of BBM ("Bran, Bone and Muscle") flour, mixed according to a secret recipe by machinery under the board-room floor, and which every member of Mackie's staff had to use at home, the manufacture of feeding-cake for farm animals, and of concrete slabs and partitions, the weaving of Highland tweed and the distribution of Carragheen moss, were given up, to the general relief, after his time.
"Restless Peter", as his staff called him, was an entrepreneur dedicated to exact planning, hard work and rigid discipline. He did nothing by half. In 1922, seven years after the Craigellachie Distillery Co. had been taken over by Mackie's, Sir Peter (now a baronet) organised the movement of 2,300 casks from Craigellachie to warehouses he had acquired in Campbeltown. This entailed the charter of special trains from Craigellachie to Lossiemouth - running two or three times per day for four days in all -and two steamers which sailed round the north of Scotland to the Mull of Kintyre.

The depth of Sir Peter's involvement is indicated by a visitor's impressions in 1923. For him, the arresting feature at Craigellachie was "the wonderful purification plant invented by Mr. R. Littlefield of Exeter" for treating distillery effluent; but his eye also lingered on the "carefully-tended gardens" of the "trim little cottages occupied by the employees". There was an annual inspection of the gardens by the directors, followed by a presentation of prizes for those that were best kept.
Mackie & Co. changed its name to White Horse Distillers Ltd. after Sir Peter died in 1924. Three years later, it joined forces with The Distillers Company Limited. Craigellachie, in common with all other malt whisky distilleries owned by companies in the Group, was transferred to another subsidiary, Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd., in 1930. It was closed from 1930-32, at the peak of the economic depression, and again from 1942-45 because of wartime restrictions on the supply of barley to distillers.
The distillery was lighted by paraffin lamps until about 1948, when it was connected to the national grid. Machinery in the mash house and tunroom was then driven by an Abernethy steam engine. A waterwheel was used to drive the wash still rummager up to 1964. The still-house, mash house and tunroom were rebuilt, and the number of pot stills increased from two to four in 1964-65. All that remains of the original* Victorian distillery is part of No.1 warehouse and the former floor makings (now part of No.4 warehouse). The other part of No.1 was added later, possibly in 1902. No.2 warehouse was built in 1914, No.3 in 1920 and No.4 was converted in 1969.
One of the reasons for locating a distillery at Craigellachie at the peak of the railway age must have been the good communications with Elgin, Aberdeen and the South via Craigellachie Junction Station. Supplies of barley, coal, empty casks and yeast came in by rail, and filled casks of whisky went out by the same route, until SMD ceased to use the Speyside line in 1967. Coal was delivered in 25-ton lorries from Aberdeen until 1972, when the heating of stills from a coal furnace was replaced by internal heating by steam from an oil-fired boiler.
The site of the distillery covers 4 acres (1.6 hectares). SMD owns the rights to a supply of spring water on the hill of Little Conval and in the area feeding Allachoy Burn. This is used for mashing. Cooling water is drawn from the River Fiddich.
SMD own 17 houses for occupation by employees at the distillery. The licensed distillers are White Horse Distillers Ltd., Glasgow, proprietors of White Horse and Logan blended Scotch Whiskies.

October 2005
Diageo has announced that its 2005 Annual Rare Malts Selection will be the last.
The collection will consist of four cask strenght single malts from closed distilleries; Glen Mhor 28 years old, Millburn 35 years old, Glendullan 26 years old and Linkwood 30 years old.
Dr. Nicholas Morgan, global malts marketing director commented: 'As the Special Releases are now well established, it makes less sence to continue selecting and promoting a parallel series of Rare Malts with his own separate indentity'.
In future, all premium and rare whiskies will be made available in the annual Special Re-leases series


Aleid en ik hebben vorig jaar april besloten om een whiskybotteling te geven aan iedereen
die ons dierbaar is.

Welke, wanneer, hoe en wat was toen nog niet bekend.

Na 31 oktober ben ik op zoek gegaan naar een mooie botteling.

Het is deze Craigellachie geworden.

Waarom deze fles? In het dorp Craigellachie heb ik Aleid ten huwelijk gevraagd, in 2002
zijn wij getrouwd en zoals jullie kunnen lezen is de whisky gebotteld op de geboortedag
van Aleid.

Ik hoop dat jullie bij het drinken van deze whisky een moment terug denken aan Aleid en
wat ze voor ons heeft betekent.

Dank voor Julie steun en liefde in de afgelopen maanden.

Gu bràth mèin gràdh.


John Dewar & Sons launches Last Great Malts collection
24 September, 2014

John Dewar & Sons has announced plans to release a range of new expressions and single malts.
Aultmore, Aberfeldy, Craigellachie, The Deveron and Royal Brackla will be launched under the "Last Great Malts" title - each release featuring an age statement.
The single malts will be released in phases as a complete set of five or in various combinations of the expressions in 10 initial markets around the world including Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States and Global Travel Retail.
Stephen Marshall, single malts global marketing manager, said: "We have been patiently reserving casks and are now ready to share the five distinguished malts with whisky lovers around the world.
"Up until now, these amazing liquids have been Scotland's best-kept secret, known only to a few. Now we're appealing to single malt drinkers - people who like stories and enthusiasts who are interested in exploring the aromas of the world's most complex spirit."
Marshall told Drinks International: "If you ask whether we are doing it, the answer is probably yes."
Aultmore 12-year-old will be available from November with a 21-year-old Travel retail and 25-year-old released in limited qualities.
Aberfeldy is repackaged and available globally as a 12-year-old and 21-year-old, with an 18-year-old Travel Retail exclusive. A 16-year-old sherry finish and 30-year-old is set for a 2015 launch.
Craigellachie - a portfolio released for the first time - will be available a 13-year-old, 17-year-old, 19-year-old travel retail and limited 23-year-old.
In summer 2015, The Deveron 12-, 18- and 25-year-old single malts will be released.
Previously released as a limited edition 35-year-old £10,000 a bottle, Royal Brackla will be released in March as 12-year-old, 16-year-old and 21-year-old expressions.
John Burke, dark spirits category director, said: "The single malt category is one of our industry's great growth opportunities. We are blessed with five of Scotland's finest, high-quality whiskies.
"We have great respect for the category and are confident that each of the Last Great Malts will be a fitting addition to the repertoire of the most discerning single malt enthusiast."
The first showing of the Last Great Malts single malt collection will be at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival starting on September 25

Craigellachie is Gaelic for rocky hill.

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