The distillery was built in 1891 in Banffshire, in the heart of Speyside, between Rothes and Dufftown (eastern Scotland). Co-founded by Alexander Edward, from Aultmore, and Peter Mackie, of the White Horse mixing company, the buildings were designed by the famous local architect, Charles Doig, with modern technical devices to produce a lighter spirit suitable for long maturation .
Today Craigellachie is a distillery that has maintained a good compromise between tradition and modernity. In 2014, after being acquired by Bacardi, they reveal a complete range of three new official bottlings: the Craigellachie portfolio now includes 13, 17 and 23 years OLD and not the traditional aging of 12 or 18. Its 4 giant stills, clearly visible from the road thanks to the large windows of the still house, produce over 4 million liters of whisky annually.