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Speyside Cooperage

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Address: Dufftown Road, Craigellachie, Scotland
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This is one of the most interesting places we have visited on this trip. We are so glad we made the last tour of the day. The skills of these craftsman are evident and very much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most interesting places we have visited on this trip. We are so glad we made the last tour of the day. The skills of these craftsman are evident and very much appreciated (as both a whisky and a wine drinker). Our young tour guide was extremely friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, passionate and proud. Put it on... More 

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West Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went as. An not an option part of trip and I am so glad I did! The fifteen minute film is mult sensory, sit on front row for best effect. You then get a tralk whilst the coopers get on with it, and by goodness do they do that. The tea room is lovely and has a fair range... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I learned a lot about the process of making and repairing barrels. Guide knew the details and was quite friendly. A real bargain. Amazing that coopers undergo a four year apprenticeship. Can be viewed in 45 minutes

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit the cooperage during our family holiday as we had been to distilleries and wanted something a little different, my grandfather was a cooper but I had no idea what to expect!! Well it was great!! Very relaxed and informative, each and every member of staff couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating, was an experience to... More 

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Video good enjoyed effects.Tour very interesting: Philip gave right amount of information and then answered questions very fully. Great to see craftsmen at work. Liked cafe & shop.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

For £3.50 you get an excellent insight into making and maintaining the houses the whiskies sleep in. Good also for families. Translation offered to all.

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geneva
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Loved the experience. Started with an amazing interactive movie.Multi-lingual. Seeing the workers in the factory is very interesting. Great that they keep this tradition alive. Tour given by dynamic and young staff.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We always enjoy a factory tour but this was extra special as you get to see these craftsman at work. Staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. Go!

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Bristol, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

One of the best and most interesting sights we visited in Scotland. It was so impressive to watch these men carrying on the traditions of their skilled craft. This is truly a wonderful experience that should not be missed.

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

Dear MexTravlr What a lovely review - thank you! We try to offer something unique in our Acorn to Cask visitor experience and it is a huge endorsement for you to have noted us as one of the best, most interesting sights that shouldn't be missed. We really appreciate being included in your trip to to Scotland. Best regards Gill More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We made a special journey to the cooperage, with a friend. Sadly we were ignored as we walked in the door, a coach party was given preference, and despite loitering for well over 10 mins, we were never approached or made to feel welcome by any of the staff. Overhearing a conversation, another couple of ladies were told they had... More 

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

Hello Michele I was very saddened to read your comments following your visit. Given the strength of your disappointment I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further as this is not typical of the service we offer at the Cooperage. My e-mail contact is enquiries@speysidecooperage.co.uk. Kind regards Gill More 

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