Cragganmore distillery was founded in 1869 by John Smith. It is situated in the village of Ballindaloch in Banffshire in Scotland. The site was chosen by Smith both for its proximity to the waters of the Craggan burn and because it was close to the Strathspey Railway. Smith was an experienced distiller, having already been manager of the Macallan, Glenlivet, Glenfarclas and Wishaw distilleries.
The Strathspey Railway is now disused and forms the Speyside Way long-distance walking route.
Cragganmore distillery is on the official Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail which covers eight Speyside distilleries and the Speyside Cooperage.
Cragganmore is marketed by United Distillers under their Classic Malts brand.