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Speyside Cooperage

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Address: Dufftown Road, Craigellachie AB38 9RS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44-0-1340-87-11-08
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Brilliant place to visit

If ever you are in the highlands then this is a place to visit. There is an informative video to watch. The guide who showed us round is great and has lots of knowledge about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Carol G
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If ever you are in the highlands then this is a place to visit. There is an informative video to watch. The guide who showed us round is great and has lots of knowledge about the coopers, as he was an ex cooper. You then can see them at work and even have a go at making a barrel. With... More 

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

Hi Carol Thank you for your comments after visiting the Cooperage; I am so pleased you enjoyed your time here. I have passed your comments on to the visitor centre team and in particular Ronnie who was your guide that day. Best wishes Gill More 

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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

During our Annual visit to Scotland we stumbled on this place WOW what a good stumble... Very interesting with Very friendly staff.

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

Dear Tony I am so pleased you 'stumbled' upon us too! Thank you for your comments, it is great to read you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you if you return to Scotland again next year. Best wishes Gill More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

From the start to finish this place is excellent. We received a warm welcome from Ronnie on the front desk who provided us with a very informative tour. It is great to see the coopers at work and gives you greater appreciation to see how much work goes into these barrels. The production video is a great addition to the... More 

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

Dear Caketin93 What a huge compliment to describe the Cooperage as a 'must visit'! Ronnie and the rest of the team are delighted you had an excellent time during the tour and it was our pleasure to welcome you. Thank you for taking time to leave your comments. Best wishes Gill More 

Perisher Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I had no idea what a cooperage was - this place is immaculate and so well done. The tour is exceptional - I came out with a full knowledge of how whiskey barrels are made...loved every bit of it. The bathrooms were so so clean, the grounds immaculate. The gentleman on the front desk who had been there for years... More 

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

Dear anna772015 It is excellent to read how much you enjoyed your visit to the cooperage - thank you for such fantastic comments! I have shared your review with the team and Ronnie, our head guide, was delighted to have been singled out for praise. Best wishes Gill More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

The short film and viewing of the working floor of the cooperage give you very good information about the making and repairing of the oak barrels used to age scotch whiskey. This tour is a nice compliment to a distillery tour and the Speyside Cooperage is a short drive from Dufftown where the Glenfiddich distillery is located.

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

Dear Tapper335 It was very kind of you to take time to comment on your visit to the Cooperage, thank you for your feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed the experience and felt it complimented your other plans. Best regards Gill More 

Edinburgh
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128 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Well worth a visit to watch the coopers hard at work with this very skilled profession. Amazing to see their speed and skill first hand. For £3.50 you learn abut the art and the history of the cooperage, firstly with a film and then from a tour guide and unlimited time on the viewing platform/corridor. The film was great, even... More 

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

Hi Scottish_Traveller25 Thank you for such a complimentary review. I was delighted to read you found our Acorn to Cask Exhibition so fascinating and that it was such a positive addition to your visit to the area. Best wishes Gill More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

An amazing experience. For only 3.50 pound you get to see these guys apply their skilful craft. They have one of the best history of the trade video Ive ever seen, complete with smells and effects. You then get to go upstairs and watch the guys work for as long as you please. You even get a wee dram at... More 

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

Hi BeardedAussie It is a huge compliment for you to describe your visit to the Cooperage as amazing; a must see - thank you! The team are thrilled you enjoyed the tour and found it to be good value. Best wishes Gill More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Great video, and great to see the coopers at work making the barrels that whisky will eventually be sorted in. Very good value for money

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

Dear SR1901 Describing your visit to the Cooperage as fascinating is a great endorsement - thank you. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time here and found it good value. Best wishes Gill More 

Turriff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Great platform to watch the coopers at work. Must be tough going as those barrels are big and heavy.very informative guides. Great wee souvenir shop and coffe shop at the end of visit as well

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

Hi Susan Thank you for your review. It is great to read that you found the guides informative and the gift shop and coffee shop met with your expectations. We hope you can visit us again next time you pass by. Kind regards Gill More 

Houston
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A well run and professional introduction in the art of making new and fixing old Sherry and other previous used barrels - nice audio video intro with sound and lighting effects followed by a glass auditorium to view the workers beavering away showing the huge skills and art. They must eat their porridge. The small fee is worth it, and... More 

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

Hi UKStraveller The title of your review says it all! Coopering is an ancient craft and indeed a physically demanding job. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour as well as the gift shop, coffee shop and grounds. Best regards Gill More 

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