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Speyside Cooperage

Dufftown Road, Craigellachie AB38 9RS, Scotland
+44 1340 871108
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“viewing gallery” (27 reviews)
“gift shop” (30 reviews)
“vip tour” (11 reviews)
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Dufftown Road, Craigellachie AB38 9RS, Scotland
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+44 1340 871108
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"viewing gallery"
in 27 reviews
"gift shop"
in 30 reviews
"vip tour"
in 11 reviews
"introductory video"
in 11 reviews
"barrel making"
in 10 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 22 reviews
"short film"
in 11 reviews
"whisky barrel"
in 5 reviews
"first hand"
in 6 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 7 reviews
"greater appreciation"
in 4 reviews
"interesting insight"
in 4 reviews
"whisky trail"
in 9 reviews
"interesting place"
in 4 reviews
"great tour"
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"informative tour"
in 10 reviews
"ask questions"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an excellent place to understand the importance of barrels and barrel making in whisky - or – to simply enjoy 60-90 minutes out of your day in whisky country. My wife and I have been to the Glenfiddich cooperage, this tour is “lighter”...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am a fully time wheelchair user and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was accessible. Although I couldn’t get onto the viewing platform a member of staff sat with me and talked through what was happening via a camera. I could see...More

Thank Wendy291064
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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Wendy I am so pleased you enjoyed your time at the Cooperage. The live CCTV link to which you refer can offer a very good view as it has a zoom facility! We constantly monitor our policies with a view to making the centre...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic find. Kids and wife all bored of the distilleries but entrawled by the cooperage. The skills of those guys is mesmerising - we could have spent the whole day watching them - and they would yet you as you are not rushed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fascinating insight into the skill of the cooper. Apprentices take four years to qualify and our guide told us that demand is high for places. The skill and work rate on display was amazing - the men aren’t salaried, they get paid per barrel...More

Thank ROSANNA M
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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Rosanna Thank you for such a complimentary review. The whole team here at the visitor centre are delighted that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit so much. You are correct in that coopering is indeed an ancient old traditional skill kept alive by...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been on a number of distillery tours, this was the missing piece to the life cycle of whiskey. The tours all talk about the importance of the cask and the influence it has on the finished product and here you can see the casks...More

Thank Victoria B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just fantastic, knowledgeable guide and a great insight into the hidden side of the making of whisky. A must do for everyone even those with little interest in whisky distilling

Thank Sean K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were met and led into a small cinema by a charming chap who made us all feel very welcome. The film show was a brief but thoroughly enjoyable trek through the intricacies of whisky barrel manufacture and repair. The barrels are made from american...More

Thank tilosreturner
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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear tilosreturner We were delighted to welcome you to the Cooperage and I am so pleased you thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of your visit. I have shared your comments with the Visitor Centre team and would like to thank you for taking time to leave...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location and grounds kept in great condition. We only stopped to look in the shop and found a great selection of items as reasonable prices. Toilets clean and had lovely toiletry products. We would have liked to have taken a tour but we were...More

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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sockknitter5 Thank you for taking time to leave your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the facilities during your short stop at the Cooperage and hope that we can welcome you back for a tour in the future. Kind regards Gill

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very interesting and educational to learn about barrel making and watch the coopers in action repairing and constructing barrels. The tour has a good video at the beginning and then you get to watch the coopers in action while the process is explained...More

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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi glkenny What fantastic comments - thank you! I am delighted that your visit to the Cooperage exceeded your expectations and provided an interesting and educational experience. Best wishes Gill

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting tour to tie together the distillery tours and the cask flavors. Very cheap and worth the visit. The cafe had good basic soup and sandwich so that was good too.

Thank Michael M
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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Michael Thank you for leaving you comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your tour of the Cooperage and found the experience interesting, good value and a suitable compliment to your other distillery visits. Best regards Gill

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a_laver1
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Response from navypilot72 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. No alcohol restrictions like at a distillery.
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Ruth P
30 May 2016|
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Response from Gill R | Property representative |
Dear Ruth Thank you for your your message. The VIP tour costs £15.00 per person and lasts around 90 minutes. It needs to be booked in advance as it is very popular and spaces are limited. If you would like to check... More
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