The Cragganmore distillery
The Cragganmore distillery is located near the city of Ballindalloch. This is in the heart of the speyside.
It was founded in 1869 by a man named John Smith. He was only 36 years old, but had already collected a lot of experience with established brands like Macallan, Glenlivet and Glenfarclas.
The other important factor about the location was the railroad to Strathspey. From there he could easily buy all the ingredients and sell his whisky to the world.
But not every start was easy. John Smith had to get the permission to open the distillery from the Lord Sir George MacPerson-Grant. After he managed that he rented a piece of land and started distilling his spirit.
The Cragganmore distillery had a steep rise in the 19th century. In the year 1887 the production was already that big that a special train left Ballindalloch with 19,189 gal. (72,640 Liters) of whisky.
The Cragganmore 12 years is now one of the famous Scotch single malt whiskies and is in the classic malts of Scotland range.