Craigellachie is located in the heart of Speyside, almost in the center of the town of the same name. Its name in Gaelic means “Rock Hill”. The plant was established at the end of the 19th century and, like many similar distilleries, its main purpose was to produce whisky for blending blends. Craigellachie whisky was supposed to have a milder and more fruity character than that from older distilleries.
Single malt editions from this distillery, both official and released by independent bottlers, are highly appreciated by whisky connoisseurs. It is also worth mentioning the Speyside Cooperage, a Bendarski plant located a few hundred meters from the distillery, in which barrels are renovated for the production of whisky.