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Speyside Cooperage

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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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Sacramento, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
57 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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 

Ancaster, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A very reasonably priced tour that provides insight and a cool viewing area above the work floor of the cooperage. You will see many masters and apprentices repairing casks for many of the area distilleries. Lovely gift shop and picnic are on the grounds. Note: only open Monday to Friday.

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

Hello Terry The team and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Cooperage. Thank you for taking the time to comment on your visit and our facilities. Kind regards Gill More 

Peterboro
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wasn't too sure that this would be an entertaining place to visit, but as we were passing we popped in and glad we did. The visitor centre is small, but manages to pack a lot in about this supposedly "dying" art, but when you get the opportunity to see the craftsmen on the shop floor, its clear that for this... More 

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

Hello a_travellerPeterboro Thank you for your review on trip advisor. I am delighted that you decided to stop by as you were passing and were pleasantly surprised with your visit to the Cooperage. Best regards Gill More 

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