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The Whisky Castle

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Excellent, informative staff and plenty to choose from

The staff here and just fabulous, friendly and informative, they helped us spend a fortune, but... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
V8300WCheleng
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Open a bottle and expand your mind!

The owners offer a free whisky tasting and they make a selection based on your personal tastes... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Nilesh T
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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 28 April 2017

The staff here and just fabulous, friendly and informative, they helped us spend a fortune, but well worth it

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank V8300WCheleng
WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time to give us such a lovely rewiew Helen! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Sam & Scott

Reviewed 22 April 2017

The owners offer a free whisky tasting and they make a selection based on your personal tastes. They are really knowledgeable about the whiskies they stock and take a lot of time to share their knowledge with you. The choices we were given were soooo...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Nilesh T
WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Hi Nilesh. What a fantastic review - thank you so much. Great to hear you enjoyed what you tasted with us and glad we found something that suited you. Please do stay in touch and come back and visit us whenever you can. Look forward...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Girl in whisky centre busy setting up for a large group of visitors and as such didn't have time for us! Disappointing. Decided to have lunch in the café and were amazed at how cheap it was. Once we tasted it, the reason became clear....More

Date of experience: April 2017
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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Dear Dale We are so sorry to hear that your experience with us was disappointing as we pride ourselves on our customer care and standards of service. We can only apologise that you did not feel you were looked after and that your food was...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

As a whisky drinker I couldn't ask for a better place to be.Unimposing from the outside but paradise inside. About 500 different choices of whisky, then there is the gins. Kirstin led us through the tasting and what a knowledgeable person she is. Made the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Egon1950
WhiskyCastle, Manager at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! Glad you enjoyed some of our lovely Scottish Gins and please do come back and visit us again soon! Kirstin

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Tomintoul to have lunch during our trip to the Highlands and before we leave to Inverness, we decided to take a look to The Whisky Castle. When you get in, you can only see bottles and bottles of Whiskey. After some minutes...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Hello Alexandra! It was lovely meeting you and very much enjoyed telling you a bit about how to appreciate our lovely malts. I really hope you enjoy our Dailuaine, a great choice on your part. Please do stay in touch and would love a photo...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Paid a visit to the tea shop and had a couple cakes which were great. Staff were lovely. Paid a visit to the whisky shop with a massive selection to choose from got fantastic information and a cracking bottle of whisky.. I will be back...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

So glad you enjoyed your time in our cafe and the Whisky Castle! Please do stay in touch and anytime we can help with any advice for your whisky selections, just pop us a wee email or give us a call. Thanks so much for...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Wow what a place even tho I'm not a whisky drinker it's my partner who tasted this part Scot our host certainly knows his stuff and Dident leave me out they also do gins and a whisky liqueur called magnum , it's like Bailey,s only...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Hi Catherine and thank you for such a lovely review! It was a pleasure spending time with you in The Whisky Castle and enjoy The Magnum! Scott

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Incredible range of both rare whisky and crowd pleasers. Owners are extremely knowledgable and eager to help you find what you are looking for. They narrowed down a few different options and helped me find what feels like the whisky I've been searching for many...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Poppy093
WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Hi Poppy. Such a lovely review - thank you so much. It really does mean a great deal to us that our customers feel well looked after and it is our mission to find everyone the perfect malt for them so very glad you left...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

We came to the Whisky Castle in search of a 'hard to get' Glenlivet malt. The owner was bright and cheerful on a pretty bleak weather day. His enthusiasm and knowledge was infectious. He was able to provide the bottle we wanted [ indeed we...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Gary H
WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Hi Gary and thank you so much for your much appreciated review! Very glad I was able to find you the bottle you liked and it was a pleasure chatting to you about our amazing malts. Please come back and see us again soon and...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

This place is amazing! We ventured in on the recommendation of a friend and began perusing the vast swathes of whiskies & gin. The young bumpkins we are, the selection of gin meant more to us than the whisky. Sam came through and offered a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Treadgold
WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Ahh guys thank you so much! It was great fun sharing a few of our gins with you and having a chat and a giggle. Please come back and see us again soon - it would be lovely to see you and we can have...More

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