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A D Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop

32 Main Road | Ayr, Kirkoswald KA19 8HY, Scotland
+44 1655 760308
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Amazing

Dropped in here after lunch in Souters. Amazing range of whiskeys on display. Something for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
PrestwickGlutton
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Prestwick
Very good

We popped in for a quick visit and were pleasantly surprised by the range on offer. Great range of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Duvetdancer
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Paisley
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Your perfect introduction to Scotch Whisky... Discover Scotch whisky as you explore our unique Whisky Experience & Shop. Let us guide you on your whisky journey, whether this is your first experience of Scotch or you already have a passion for Scotland's National drink. You can learn everything about Scotch whisky including the history, how it's made and aged in casks and how to taste and enjoy your dram. Or simply take time to absorb the atmosphere of our venue, the beautifully converted village school. Enjoy browsing the incredible selection of whiskies, gins, rums, liqueurs, accessories and gifts in our shop. As we are independent, you have the opportunity to taste whiskies from across Scotland and the world, including well-known distillery brands, lesser-known gems and our own award-winning brands. Drop in anytime for a free informal visit or book a guided whisky or gin tasting to sample Scotland's finest spirits with a tasting host. We're ready to welcome you and share our knowledge and passion for whisky. Personalised Single Cask Whisky Step inside our dimly lit Cask Room and experience the atmosphere of a traditional whisky warehouse. You can sample a single malt straight from a choice of two individual casks and fill a bottle yourself. Once filled, it is then dipped in wax to seal it and you will have the opportunity to add your own hand-written label, personalised with a name or message. As only two or three hundred bottles of natural strength whisky comes from each of these single casks you can be sure you’re getting a bottle of something unusual and in very limited supply. Whisky & Gin Tasting Room Our Tasting Room is the perfect setting to relax and sample Scotland’s finest whiskies or gins. During a tasting session you will have the exclusive use of our Tasting Room. A dedicated Tasting Host will guide you through the sampling of a stunning range of Scotch whiskies or Scottish gins as you sit around our beautiful antique table. Tastings can be booked for individuals or groups of up to 20 people. The sessions consist of five samples and last for 60 to 90 minutes. The whiskies and gins we use are often limited editions so the tasting selection changes on a regular basis. This means that you will always have different whiskies or gins to try, no matter how often you visit us!
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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32 Main Road | Ayr, Kirkoswald KA19 8HY, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Dropped in here after lunch in Souters. Amazing range of whiskeys on display. Something for everyone. Well worth a visit. Goes without saying we made a purchase!

Thank PrestwickGlutton
ADRattrayWhisky, Public Relations Manager at A D Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking time to leave us a great review. We hope you are enjoying your purchase!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick visit and were pleasantly surprised by the range on offer. Great range of gins and whiskies, a few rums, brandies and vodkas too. The staff were very friendly, very informative, very knowledgeable and happy to give a tasting of...More

Thank Duvetdancer
ADRattrayWhisky, Public Relations Manager at A D Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and thank you for this great review! We look forward to welcoming you back for a visit to our tasting room soon.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

I have been on a number of whiskey tours, particularly malt tours. This was the best. Raphael Marinoni's knowledge is amazing. We tasted some rare malts. The display of rare and extinct whiskeys and malts is truly great.More

Thank RAVI K
ADRattrayWhisky, Public Relations Manager at A D Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ravi, Thank you for taking time to leave us a this great review, We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and to know that this is the best tour you have had is fantastic. I will pass your comments onto Raphael and we...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Attended recent tasting where the representative was very knowledgeable, the staff extremely friendly and knowledgeable and the value for money fantastic. I regularly visit and am never disappointed.

Thank 974kevin
ADRattrayWhisky, Public Relations Manager at A D Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Hi Kevin, so pleased you could join us for our Douglas Laing tasting evening. And thank you for taking time to leave this great review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I had booked this as a final experience to a short visit to Scotland, and very much would recommend it to any whisky (or gin for that matter!) fan, as the store in itself is lovely to visit and explore with their selection of rare...More

Thank Christopher F
ADRattrayWhisky, Public Relations Manager at A D Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Hi Christopher, thank you very much for taking the time to review us and for your very kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and your whisky "tasting" with Emma. We hope you enjoyed your whisky samples when you got home and we...More

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Spent a great afternoon in between Christmas and new year, very friendly and very knowledgeable. Well worth a visit but don't forget the designated driver :) We'll be back

Thank Alessandro V
ADRattrayWhisky, Public Relations Manager at A D Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thank you for the great review Alessandro - we look forward to welcoming you back again!

Reviewed 30 October 2016

I usually visit this shop when in Ayrshire. Not always the cheapest but has a very good selection of whisky. Staff always knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank wendyian
ADRattrayWhisky, Public Relations Manager at A D Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Hi Wendy, thank you for your review and very pleased you're a regular visitor! Is there anything we could do to make your experience 5 star? We always welcome feedback.

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I took my dad to the old and rare tasting experience as a present and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The host, Raphael, was knowledgable, friendly and made us both feel at home straight away. There was no rush and we went through at our...More

Thank Iain G
ADRattrayWhisky, Public Relations Manager at A D Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Hi Iain, we are so please to hear that you and your dad had a great experience with us and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate the feedback and hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We called in on our way to our holiday destination. I sampled a few whiskeys and was told extensive knowledge on each one. Very pleasant staff who knew there stuff!!

Thank Kelly R
ADRattrayWhisky, Public Relations Manager at A D Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Hi Kelly, Thank you for visiting and leaving us a great review. We hope you had a fantastic holiday and will visit us again when you are next on your travels.

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience. Great tasting and loads of history on the process and distilleries! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the science behind the process as well. A must if visiting the area.

Thank Rita N
ADRattrayWhisky, Public Relations Manager at A D Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Hi Rita, thank you for your great review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. It sounds like you learned a lot and we hope you will visit us again.

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