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Speyside Cooperage

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Address: Dufftown Road, Craigellachie AB38 9RS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1340 871108
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If you're serious about your whisky

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank jayares2015
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 

Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank Stuart B
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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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 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Treat yourself to a VIP tour. I've been before on a 'standard' tour but the VIP tour I sampled with two friends today was absolutely awesome. Getting up close for a behind the scenes tour means you see so much more. Go on, treat yourself you won't be disappointed. And you go away content with presents too.

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Thank Peter D
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Hi Peter At the Cooperage we aim to showcase a part of the industry not often highlighted and the VIP tour goes even further to detail this. I am so pleased you enjoyed it so much and on behalf of the team thank you for such a complimentary review. Kind regards Gill More 

Swindon
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Visited recently after recommendations on wine and whisky tours to understand the process and so glad we did - such an informative tour and chance to see at your own pace what a skill this is!! Thanks to Phil our tour for such a great Q&A session!

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

Dear 734jacquelynh We are so glad that you are so glad you visited!!! The team and in particular Philip your guide are grateful that you took time to leave comments and delighted you enjoyed your tour. Best wishes Gill More 

Keith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Thevtour around the cooperage was facinsting and being able to see the coopers at work made it. The cafe snd outside area are well maintained and good for children. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Brent J
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Dear Brent Your complimentary comments are a great endorsement - thank you. The team and I are so pleased you enjoyed the tour and the facilities and found the Cooperage to be a worthwhile inclusion in your plans. Kind regards Gill More 

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