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Speyside Cooperage

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Address: Dufftown Road, Craigellachie, Scotland
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Great giftshop

Unfortunately we were too late for the tour. The gift shop and the staff are very good and worth the stop even if you don't do the tour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Robert W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately we were too late for the tour. The gift shop and the staff are very good and worth the stop even if you don't do the tour.

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

Hello Robert That is such a shame that you missed the tour! It is very kind of you still to leave a review and the ladies in the gift shop were delighted with your comments. I do hope we can welcome you back one day and you can enjoy the whole experience. Best wishes Gill More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was an absolutely super place to visit. There's a great wee film explaining everything with some rather nifty special effects, then you get to see the craftsmen making the barrels, utterly fascinating. Beautiful location, friendly staff. There was a free tasting in the cafe, and a good gift shop. And the admission was ridiculously reasonable. Top marks!

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

Dear fififolle What fantastic comments - thank you! We are delighted to have met with your expectations and that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit so much. As you saw, we have a new 4D film with some little "extras" incorporated and your feedback on that was also much appreciated. Best regards Gill More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

So interesting to watch true craftsmen at work and boy do they work hard. Great knowledge from the visitor attraction staff too. Highly recommend a visit, we could have watched for hours

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

Hello Jane Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Cooperage. I will pass your comments on to the team who will be delighted that you found the tour interesting and informative. I hope we get the chance to welcome you back. Best regards Gill More 

Monifieth, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Watching these men at work assembling barrels made me feel tired. I'm told they are on Piece Work and they work extremely hard. It is fascinating to watch how quickly they can assemble a barrel. This is well worth a visit if in the area. The toilets were spotless and the cafe had a small but good menu for lunch

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

Dear albuntin Thank you very much for your review. It is quite amazing to watch the Coopers at work using many of the traditional methods assembling the casks at almost lightening speed! I am pleased you enjoyed the tour as well as the rest of the facilities we have on offer. Kind regards Gill More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Went as part of a coach trip fantastic visit very interesting indeed I could have watched them fella s working all day

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

Dear Adelle Thank you for comments following your visit to the Cooperage; it is so fascinating watching the Coopers at work and they make it look so easy. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your coach trip. Best wishes Gill More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Situated in a beautiful glen, this inexpensive attraction offers a very interesting and informative tour of Coopers at work. Our tour group was amazed at the skill, dexterity and expertise of the workers and the speed at which they worked to produce a whisky cask. It was a big hit with our tour group. The cafe is inexpensive and very... More 

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

Dear William What a delight to read such wonderful comments. It is of great importance that we try to offer a unique experience with a warm and friendly atmosphere. That you found the tour so interesting and the facilities good value only goes further to compliment our team. It was a pleasure to welcome your group to the Cooperage and... More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Gave a brilliant overview of house the casts were made, must see of speyside. The staff were very knowledgable. You are able to see into the cooperage and see as the men make and or repair right in front of you. You are then able to practice making your own little one.

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

Dear Laxman_Godhania It is with great pleasure I read your comments following your visit to the Cooperage. We try to provide an insightful tour explaining all aspects of the ancient craft of coopering and it is a great compliment you found the staff so knowledgeable. Thank you and best regards Gill More 

Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Most places to visit charge you an arm and a leg to see it. Not here, good low entry price, value for money. It's not long, but very interesting. What is it? Well, you get to see a video about the process of making a barrel, oak barrel, it's short but to the point and at the end you know... More 

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

Dear Spamobile What a delight to receive such a fantastic review - thank you very much. I am so pleased you found your visit not only enjoyable and interesting but good value too. We aim to offer the best possible visitor experience and customer service so I will share your comments about the staff and facilities with the team. Best... More 

Aberlour, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The concept of this attraction is simple but effective.Get visitors to pay to watch coopers at work on casks for distilleries.There is also a cafe and shop.

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

Dear Bill Thank you for the review of your visit in August. The team here at the Cooperage are pleased to read you enjoyed the effectiveness of the tour. Our new Audio Visual which will be a 4-d sensory cinematic experience will be in place around April this year and as you live locally we hope to welcome you back... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

They say every day is a school day and me and my husband certainly learnt a lot on our visit to speyside cooperage. Our tour started with a walk round some information boards giving you the basic history of coopers followed by a 15 minute video visualising the coopers work showing the history and present day insights. We then went... More 

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

Dear Charmaine Thank you for your review; I am delighted you and your husband enjoyed your time here at the Cooperage and found the tour so informative. The miniature cask is tricky to assemble and compounds how easy the Coopers make it look when they handle the large ones! We hope to welcome you here again in the future. Gill More 

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