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CRAIGELLACHIE.


Location :Craigellachie, Aberlour, Banffshire. Grampian Region.
Country :Scotland
Type : Highland Speyside.
Distillery : Craigellachie Distillery
Craigellachie, Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 9ST, Scotland
Phone : 01340-881212 / 881228 Fax : 01340-881311
Manager : Charlie Smith
Visitors : Open all year - monday to friday - by appointment only.
Owner : DCL (White Horse Distillers.)
Lates info says : William Lawson Distillers Ltd.
Founded :1890 by Mr. Peter J. Mackie and Alexander Edward (Craigellachie-Glenlivet Distillery Ltd.)
Rebuilt in 1965.
Some sources says : Founded in 1888 and established in 1891.
Water :Little Conval hill (Where the Fiddich meets the Spey ?)

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Cragganmore



Location :Ballindalloch Estate, Banffshire. Grampian Region. - North of the A95 between Grantown-on-Spey and Ballindalloch, close to the River Spey.
Region :Highland Speyside
Country :Scotland
Type : Single Malt
Distillery : Distillery Cragganmore Ballindalloch
Ballindalloch, Banffshire AB37, 9AB, Scotland
Phone : 01807-500202
Fax : 01807-500288
Manager : Mike Funn

Visitor centre :
Phone : 01807-500202
Fax : 01807-500288
Trade visitors and public by appointment only.
Founded :1869 By John Smith. (Son of Geroge Smith founder of The Glenlivet Distillery.)
Owner :United Distillers. (Diageo)
Producer : ?
Water :Craggan Mor Hill / The Craggan Burn.
Remark :

Cragganmore :

One og the six Classic Malt of Scotland.
A 12 year old elegant, sophisticated Speyside with the most complex aroma of any malt. Astonishingly fragrant with sweetish notes and a smoky maltiness on the finish.

They use ex-bourbon casks.
The distillery have 2 wash stills and 2 spirit stills.

From the Whisky pilot by Uniqum Systems :
Mr John Smith founded Cragganmore distillery in 1869 in the mountain district, high on the River Spey where it meets the Avon and the Livet. The distillery never closed for even a fortnight in any year up until the summer of 1901, when reconstruction began. The distillery was rebuilt in 1902 and expanded in 1964 from two to four stills.
An interesting feature is that the spirit stills have flat topped, T-shaped lyne pipes instead of the usual swan necks. The stills have cooling worms rather than condensers.
The distillery drains its water from the Craggan Burn, a spring on the Craggan More Hill.
Cragganmore occupies a site north of the A95 between Grantown-on-Spey and Ballindalloch, close to the River Spey. It was the first Speyside distillery to be located to take advantage of railway transport, the former railway line (now the Speyside Way footpath) passing the distillery's doors.

Sign to Cragganmore distillery picture from www.scotchwhisky.net The entrance to the Cragganmore distillery picture from www.scotchwhisky.net

COLUMBA CREAM

Location :Scotland
Region :?
Country :Scotland
Type : Whisky Cream Liqueur
Distillery : John Murray & Co.
Calgary, Isle of Mull (Mull)
Founded :?
Owner :John Murray & Co.
Producer : John Murray & Co.
Perth.
Water :?
Remark :From Collins Pocket Reference : Whisky
John Murray & Co. have been producing Columba Cream for several years to a formula which is based on a traditional recipe. With five single malts included in its recipe, this high quality cream liqueur is an exceptionally fine example of its type. The company has offices on the Isle of Mull, and blending and bottling is currently carried out at their plant in Perth.
Tasting comment : A blend of five single malt whiskies, with the addition of honey and cream makes for a very plesant and mellow whisky cream liqueur.

CONVALMORE.


Location :Dufftown, Banffshire. Grampian Region.
Country :Scotland
Type : Highland Speyside. (Dufftown)
Distillery : Convalmore Distillery
Dufftown, Keith, Banffshire.
Owner : DCL (Buchanan-Dewar) 1925 - latest info Wm Grant & Sons Ltd.
Producer William Grant & Sons.
Founded :1894 Convalmore. (1894 Convalmore Glenlivet Distillery Co.)

Water :Conval Hill / Springs in the Conval Hill.
Remark :Cheek by jowl with Glenfiddich and Balvenie, and under same ownership since 1992.
Distillery closed in 1985.
The malt was maturing in ex-bourbon casks.

COLEBURN.



Location :Longmorn by Elgin, Morayshire. Grampian Region. (On the east side of the river Lossie)
Country :Scotland
Type : Highland Speyside. (Lossie)
Distillery : (Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. / DLC.)
Coleburn, Longmorn, Elgin, Morayshire
Owner : United Distillers
Founded :1896 by John Robbertson & Sons Ltd. / Another source says 1987
Water :Spring in the Glen of Rothes
Remark :Temporarily closed in 1985 and Still closed around 1990.
Unlikely to reopen.
They used ex-bourbon casks - There was 2 wash stills and 2 spirit stills.
Acquired by Distillers Company Ltd. in 1930, it is representative of a typical small, two still, late Victorian distillery.
Price(in Danish kr. 70cl. : ?,- )