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The Whisky Castle

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Lovely experience whether Rookie or Advanced

When I started to really enjoy and learn about Whisky, I often felt a little confused, or... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Reidislandboy
Whisky Castle

Owned, operated and perfected by Scott and Sam Ashforth, this small but remarkably complete whisky... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
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The Whisky Castle has been selling the finest malt whiskies of Scotland from its premises in the quaint village of Tomintoul for over 100 years. It is located at the gateway to Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail. Tomintoul is the highest village in the...more
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6 Main Street, Tomintoul AB37 9EX, Scotland
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

When I started to really enjoy and learn about Whisky, I often felt a little confused, or intimidated by the experts, including Whisky shop owners who may not have seen many sales in my fumblings. Scott has a style for all of us. He is...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Owned, operated and perfected by Scott and Sam Ashforth, this small but remarkably complete whisky shop rivals any. But it's Scott who makes it complete. No question is left unanswered and all queries are met both with fact and opinion, the last being the essence...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Ny friends and I stopped in to look about. The owner ended up offering some tastings so we indulged. He was quite helpful and insightful. In addition to many of the standard brands he also specializes in many single cask offerings from several distillers. This...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited the Whisky Castle and where totally amazed! Sam and Scott, who own and run this treasury are awesome people with over 600 Whiskys on Sale and they know almost every single one of them by taste and can provide tasting...More

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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Telephunky! We absolutely loved spending time with you and your family and sharing some of our beautiful malts. You made some fabulous choices and we really hope you enjoy them when back home doing your tastings! You must let us know how the tastings go...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We stopped by the Whisky Castle and really loved it. It's a small shop with a massive selection. If you can't find something you like here, you're not a whisky fan. Many of the bottles are available for samples before you buy and the staff...More

Thank NeilSimpson
WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

What a delightful review - thank you so much Neil! It was an absolute pleasure sharing some of our lovely malts with you and finding something that suited your palate. Please do come back and visit us again soon whenever you get that chance.

Reviewed 30 August 2017

the title says it all I have been all around Scotland visited mcphails in Elgin Robertson's in Pitlochry whisky shop in Dufftown strathisla distillery shop and other shops and distillerys I stay in gran town on spey. every two years I go for my whisky...More

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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you so much for the great review Midnight29! So glad we had the bottles you were looking for, we are very proud of our range and collections and it it nice when we are appreciated for them and are able to give customers the...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

I came here, because I stay at the Argyle B&B close to the Whisky Castle. I am not a Whisky fanatic, but I am astonished how big the selection in this shop is. The staff is so polite an helpful and their knowledge is amazing...More

Thank MADWien
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This little shop is full of surprises. The selection of single malt whiskies is astonishing. Not just distiller bottlings but they stock a vast variety from independent bottlers as well. We were introduced to whiskies from small independent distilleries that we had never heard of....More

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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

What a lovely review! Thank you so much nyavtech. It was a pleasure sharing some of our lovely single malts with you and so glad we found you the perfect dram! Please come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Tomintoul to look for presents for wives and family at home. We found a couple of shops with some good local stuff. Then we saw the Whisky Castle. They had the most amazing selection of whisky and a pretty good choice of...More

Thank Kevin S
WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Kevin and Adrian -thank you so much for taking the time to review us! It was great fun meeting you and so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Please come back and visit us again soon for Part 2 of your excellent adventure!

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Tomintoul is a remote village high in the hills above the Spey Valley. On the high street there are few shops, but the Whisky Castle is well worth a visit. The shop boasts over 500 different whiskys and although I did not count them I...More

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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Paul, what a lovely review. Thank you so much! I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you sampling some of our more unique single malts and really hope you enjoy your "special" bottling. We would love to welcome you back anytime so please come back and...More

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