Worm tubs are an old-fashioned condensing system, an intestine-like ring of metal coils submerged in cold water. It is through these coils that the spirit is passed and cooled slowly, resulting in a curiously meatier spirit.
The whisky-making water itself is taken from a spring on the nearby hill of Little Conval and collected in the large Blue Hill dam.
Craigellachie takes its malted barley from a particular oil-fired kiln in Glenesk, which is what lends desirable sulphur to the spirit and adds to its famed heavy character.
Thanks to this heritage, Craigellachie is an ambitious and singular whisky which can be tasted just as you prefer.