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Speyside Cooperage

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Address: Dufftown Road, Craigellachie AB38 9RS, Scotland
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US$380.70*
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Private Speyside Whisky Experience
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US$100.25*
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Whisky Bus Tour from Inverness

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Very interesting

The best part of our distillery tour was this visit. The guide was very friendly, it was so fascinating to see the coopers work. You will appreciate it!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mimi_Simrat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of our distillery tour was this visit. The guide was very friendly, it was so fascinating to see the coopers work. You will appreciate it!

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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Dear Mimi_Simrat Thank you for visiting us during your tour of the area. Your comments are very much appreciated and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Best wishes Gill More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to visit this attraction whilst on a whiskey tour and was pleasantly surprised with a very interesting tour of this cooperage located in the whiskey region of Scotland. The tour was extensive and informative with the viewing of the operation from the viewing platform was mesmerizing watching the coopers at work. A very skilled and demanding trade that has... More 

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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Hi DitchAustralia Thank you for including us in your whisky tour of the area. We try to show a part of the industry not often seen or known about and you were clearly paying attention to detail! I am pleased you found your stop here worthwhile and enjoyed the facilities; on behalf of the team, thank you for your review.... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had a very interesting visit seeing the coopers at work.Tour guide(s) were very knowledgeable and helpful..Great wee gift shop & nice barrel themed cafe.Well worth a visit.

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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Dear stoneywood It was our pleasure to have you here at the cooperage. The whole team are flattered by your compliments and pleased you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for taking time to leave your comments. Best regards Gill More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Do NOT skip this place. Yes, it's great hearing about the malt and the water and the process - but it's the artists in this place that give whisky its character. Not going here is missing a crucial part of the history of what makes it liquid gold

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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Dear ArchieKVR Thank you for recommending us so highly! I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Cooperage so much. Best wishes Gill More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Took my in laws and hubby to this venue didn't know what to expect . Well worth the VIP tour the tour guide was Fun and very knowledgable. We all enjoyed the tour. It's amazing the job of a cooperage that's is all done by hand (as before this visit I was none the wiser) If in the area must... More 

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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Dear Sharon I am so pleased you and your family enjoyed the VIP tour experience at the Cooperage. Thank you for recommending us as a 'must visit' for the area; the team are thrilled you had so much fun. Thank you also for taking time to leave such lovely comments. Best regards Gill More 

Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited several distilleries in Scotland, Speyside in particular, but the Speyside Cooperage provided another view into the story of whisky production. You get to see the workers assembling the whisky barrels at a frantic pace and the steps that are taken to make sure they are perfect to store the precious uisce beatha. Highly recommended!

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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Hi jayares2015 Thank you for including us in your tour of Scotland. We do try offer an alternative view to the industry and that you found it such is a great endorsement. I hope you enjoyed your time in Speyside and thank you also for highly recommending the Cooperage. Best wishes Gill More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The tour is well worth the small fee, and the visitor centre is interesting. There is a decent cafe and a decently priced shop. It's a functioning cooperage which I wasn't expecting.

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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Dear motorcittysmitty Thank you so much for your comments. I am delighted you found your visit interesting and good value. The whole team are thrilled to have exceeded your expectations. Kind regards Gill More 

Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Watching these guys swinging 7lb hammers and working like Trojans knocking the barrels out one at a time is fantastic. A must see.

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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Hi Stuart Thank you for describing the Cooperage as a must see! The Coopers really do work very hard and at such a fast pace - I am so pleased you had a great time watching them. Best wishes Gill More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Visited last week as part of a coach trip. It is only a short tour, about 35 minutes, but very informative. You begin with a fifteen minute film with added smellovision then the guide takes you to the viewing platform to watch the coopers at work. As they are paid by the barrel they are working continually no standing around... More 

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Thank 971boy2016
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Dear 971boy2016 The visitor centre staff were delighted to welcome your coach group and pleased you enjoyed the Acorn to Cask Exhibition. Thank you for taking time to leave your comments; I am glad you found the visit worthwhile. Best regards Gill More 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Anyone who enjoys and appreciates skilled craftsmen at work should not miss this excellent attraction within easy reach of Aberdeen or Inverness. Short film presentation followed by guide presentation on balcony running the length of the workshop. Staff make clear that visitors can stay watching men at work as long as they want. You do not need to be a... More 

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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Hi R MartinL101 It is a huge compliment for you to describe the Cooperage as a Great Attraction - thank you. You are quite correct in that you are free to enjoy watching the Coopers at your leisure and I am glad you had such an enjoyable experience. Kind regards Gill More 

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