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Speyside Cooperage

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Address: Dufftown Road, Craigellachie, Scotland
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Hard Work

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Monifieth, United Kingdom
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Monifieth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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272 reviews 272 reviews
129 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 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.

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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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 

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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