We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Speyside Cooperage

Certificate of Excellence
Factory tours, Sightseeing Tours
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Dufftown Road, Craigellachie, Scotland
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 112 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Absolutely Interesting

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
spamobile
,
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
265 reviews 265 reviews
127 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberlour, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Crieff, United Kingdom
Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Redding, California
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
53 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
57 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Travelers who viewed Speyside Cooperage also viewed

 

Been to Speyside Cooperage? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Speyside Cooperage staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?