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Speyside Cooperage

Address: Dufftown Road, Craigellachie, Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Crieff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were the only visitors late on on this dreich January day, but the staff couldn't have been more welcoming. Ronnie spent a great deal of time explaining the cooperage and gave a lot of local colour to his narrative - now there's a guy who loves his job! Whisky tasting was equally as friendly. This venue is a must-go-to... More 

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

Hello Quach1 I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much and felt very welcome whilst you were here. Ronnie and the rest of the group here at the Visitor Centre are thrilled by your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Best wishes Gill More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were quite unlucky with the weather when we arrived at the Cooperage. It rained Casks and Dogs. But once inside we were welcomed in a very friendly way. We did the tour that consists of a very nice video presentation, the From Acorn to Cask exhibition that shows you everything you need to know about wood, the visit to... More 

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

Dear Jan What a lovely review - thank you! I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and that the team made you feel very welcome. The pictures you took are excellent. I hope you had a pleasant trip back to Sao Paulo, Best wishes Gill More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife and I had a really nice visit here on a drab October day. Tour guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and a small group made it friendly experience. Nice cafe with good service and many very tasty products. Overall a great experience and trying to build one of the little barrels was hilarious.

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

Dear Thebuachaillie Thank you so much for your excellent review of your visit. How wonderful to hear that you found the whole experience so enjoyable. The team here at the Cooperage are thrilled they helped brighten your day! Best regards Gill More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you're visiting distilleries, don't miss The Cooperage. The people who make the casks are amazing - they work so hard. I appreciate the work that goes into these so much more. I very good video and tour.

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

Dear Rachel Thank you for including the Cooperage in your visits to the distilleries. It is great to read that you enjoyed the video as well as the tour; the team really appreciate your feedback. Best regards Gill More 

Sacramento, California
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52 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you are in the area, don't miss the opportunity to go here. Even if you don't care about whisky and its production, take the time to visit this gem. To watch true craftsmen building and repairing the barrels with their bare hands is really an experience. Everything today is automated, so it's a real experience to see how something... More 

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

Dear Pat I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Cooperage so much. Thank you for appreciating the craftsmanship of the Coopers; you are quite right in that so many processes are automated in present times. Thank you also for taking time to leave your review which I will pass on to all the staff here at... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

An hour long visit to the cooperage is a must if you are visiting other local distilleries. An introductory video is followed by the chance to watch the coopers repairing the casks. Seeing this intense labour makes you see another aspect to the whisky making process. Incredibly worthwhile, and a must see attraction!

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

Hello Carys It was very kind of you to review your visit, thank you. I am so pleased you decided to include us in your visit to the area and found the tour to be a must see attraction. Kind regards More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
57 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Unusual attraction, worth a visit cause you not going to see this anywhere else I wouldn't think, our tour guide was good and it was an interesting film, was nice to see the barrels being made they make it look easier than it is I think, very skilful. Only £3.50 tour, staff in centre and cafe very friendly and informative.

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

Dear Lynnie Many thanks for taking time to review your visit to the Cooperage. I am delighted that you found the tour interesting and the staff informative and friendly; I will be sure to pass your comments on to the visitor centre team. Best regards More 

Perth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Went for the tour of the Cooperage with friends and children. At the start of the tour you watch a video about the production of casks, it is very interesting even the children sat quietly through it. Then the tour guide takes you up to the viewing area of the Cooperage where you can see the Coopers hard at work.... More 

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

Dear Lara M Thank you so much for taking time to leave your review. I am so pleased that you and the children enjoyed the audio visual and found the viewing gallery so interesting. Well done on attempting to build the miniature cask! It is also good that you found the staff so friendly - I will certainly pass your... More 

State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We visited Dufftown to purchase whiskey -- where else but the whiskey trail. The Speyside Cooperage was recommended and were are really glad we listened. The tour was inexpensive and very informative. You see a 15 minute film which gives an overview of making and repairing the casks for distilleries. You then proceed to a viewing gallery where a guide... More 

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

Dear Kathy I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Speyside Cooperage and found the tour informative. Thank you for taking time to leave a review; I will be sure to pass your comments on to the team. Best regards Gill More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We only visited because of someone from the Aberlour Distillery recommended the trip and I am glad we did as it is brilliant. It is really interesting and only one of two working Cooperages in the country so it really is a rare attraction. The best part is the viewing gallery where you can watch the Coopers working and it... More 

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

Dear Jonalexander Thank you for following the recommendation and visiting us. I am pleased you found the viewing gallery so fascinating and had fun with the small barrel - not many people can complete it! Kind regards Gill More 

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