Cragganmore was one of Diageo's original six Classic Malts and is open to the public, Monday to Friday between April and October - see website for full details. Basic tour with a single dram £5; Expressions tour (3 drams in the Cragganmore Clubroom) £10.
Cragganmore's founder John Smith was a keen supporter of the then new Strathspey railway, and constructed a siding to his distillery, which became the first to use the railway for transportation of coal and barley to the distillery and the finished product away from it.
Smith, who also had connections with Glenfarclas and Macallan, was the son of George Smith who was the first legal distiller at Glenlivet. Cragganmore was another distillery designed by Charles Chree Doig.
Good pictures of the strange shaped stills and other parts of the distillery on the Undiscovered Scotland page.
Malt Madness WhiskyMerchants.co.uk Wikipedia Undiscovered Scotland
Click the Google logo on the above map to access Street View, Directions etc.
(the label for Cragganmore Distillery is in the wrong place on the full Google map - it is at the marker shown on the map above).
Open Cycle Map Bing Map
Broomhill station on the Strathspey Railway is 17 miles away.
Nearest National Rail stations are Aviemore (AVM) (27 miles), Carrbridge (CAG) (23), Elgin (ELG) (24), Forres (FOR) (24), Keith (KEH) (23). Live train times: AVM, CAG, ELG, FOR, KEH.
Off the A95 along the B9137 past Ballindalloch Station to the end of the road - close to the Speyside Way.
Cragganmore's basic bottling is the 12yo at 40%. As one of the orignal Classic Malts it has a Distillers' Edition finished in Cragganmore's case in Port pipes - the 1998 bottled in 2012 is particularly good. There is also a 21yo (56%).
One of the few Classic Malts fairly readily available in independent bottlings.
Contributes to the White Horse and Old Parr blends.
LFW, RMW, TWE
Nearest Bike shops Slochd (26 miles), Grantown (13), Elgin (24), Forres (24) Aviemore (28)
Ian Bishop Bikes Railway Cottages, Slochd, Carrbridge 01479 841666
Base Camp Bikes 17 The Steading in the Square, Grantown 01479 870050
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street, Elgin 01343 549656
Halfords Lossie Wynd N, Elgin 01343 552030
Stuarts Cycles & Sports Goods 32 High Street, Forres 01309 672432
Mikes Bikes 5a Myrtlefield, Aviemore 01479 810478
Bothy Bikes 5 Granish Way, Dalfaber, Aviemore 01479 810111
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Cragganmore Distillery are available on Flickr.