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Speyside Cooperage

Dufftown Road, Craigellachie AB38 9RS, Scotland
+44 1340 871108
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Dufftown Road, Craigellachie AB38 9RS, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So interesting to see craftsmen at work. The staff in the shop were also so helpful as we wanted to buy a few half, quarter sized barrels for planters and there was only 1 left. They rang the cooperage and had more cut so we...More

Thank April B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This short but interesting tour of a real working cooperage was fascinating. To be able to see the coopers working and the speed which they do so was amazing. I'm not sure I would like people watching me and taking photos all day long though!!...More

Thank Badcat110
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Speyside Cooperidge provided an excellent movie and tour of their incredible facility. We were able to view their production facility from an elevated catwalk while getting an informative guided tour. The Coopers were highly motivated hard working men, making and repairing various size casks with...More

Thank tom r
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Dear Tom What fantastic comments - thank you! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a detailed review. The whole team are thrilled that you enjoyed the visit and the facilities so much. By the sounds of it you really got immersed...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

a very pleasant visit with very kind and helply staff will fully recemond am looking forward to a further visit

Thank godfreyp1
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hi godfrey1 Thank you so much for your complimentary review; we are delighted you enjoyed your time visiting the cooperage and look forward to welcoming you when you return. Best wishes Gill

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We went for a very reasonably priced tour while exploring the area, and were amazed at the extensive amount of skill and history behind the industry. The tour began with an interesting video about the area and the basic method of coopering, and then we...More

Thank Relle29
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Dear Relle29 Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time at the cooperage and found the visit interesting and informative. Great to read you enjoyed the aromas of the cooperage; as you say they are indeed...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

As 2 adults (who don't like whisky!) and 3 children aged 5-10 years, this was still well worth a visit. We spent about 45 mins doing the tour which includes a video, viewing the coopers working and reading display boards. Our guide then had to...More

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Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Dear kjh0012017 The staff at the centre are so pleased you had a good time when you were here with your family. Describing your visit as fascinating is a huge compliment - thank you. Trying to assemble the miniature barrels is not as easy as...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 1230 and had time for a soup-and-sandwich lunch before the 1300 tour. The tour itself started with a 15 min movie about the cooperage. The video has been updated recently and is a good method of introducing the cooperage workshop. It's a working...More

Thank navypilot72
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Dear navypilot72 Thank you for including us in your trip to Speyside; it is great to read you are pleased to have added the Cooperage to your itinerary. You are quite correct in that the coopers work at a very fast pace and that the...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

If you have any interest in whisky, then you will love the cooperage. The tour duration states 45 minutes, but you can easily spend more watching the coopers do their thing. The day that we went, the coopers were repairing bourbon barrels that would be...More

Thank Cole S
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hi Cole We aim to highlight a part of the industry that compliments the whisky making process and that you found it such is a great endorsement. You are correct in that we advise a 45 minute tour time - that is an average as...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017

After going to a distillery on the first day of our tour, I was interested to learn more about the whiskey process in Scotland. My family name is also Cooper, so maybe my ancestors had this profession! The film was interesting with heat and scent...More

Thank CaitlinAnnC
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Dear Caitlin Thank you for taking time to review your visit in July of last year. I am extremely sorry you had difficulty in hearing the guide and will discuss this with the team as it has not been brought to my attention before. It...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

we were eight on a whisky-tour, and opted for the VIP tour of the cooperage, which turned out to be one of the highlights of our stay in Speyside. Great tour-guide, amazing to see the coopers handle the barrels and shaping the wood, and the...More

Thank Tom_S_Trdh
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Dear Tom What a huge compliment to be described as one of the highlights of your time in Speyside! The VIP tour does offer a little extra look behind the scenes with our guide Ronnie, himself an ex-cooper and I will be sure to pass...More

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Ruth P
How much is the VIP tour for a family of 7 adults?
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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TracyAthens
How much is the classic tour? I can't find a price anywhere on your website? Also, do you have group discounts. I have a group of 3 adults and 16 seniors for a total of 19.
14 May 2016|
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Response from Gill R | Property representative |
Hi Tracy Thank you for your question, we would be delighted to welcome you to the Cooperage. The Classic tour is £3.50 per adult. Booking is needed for groups and this can be done through the enquiries link on our website... More
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12sun
Can an elderly couple just use the tea rooms why we do the tour because they cant walk to far .thanks
31 July 2015|
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Response from Gill R | Property representative |
Dear 12sun Thank you for your question. You are most welcome to come to the coffee shop without doing the tour. The viewing gallery is up a flight of steps but the film is accessible and we also have a CCTV facility in... More
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