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Speyside Cooperage

Dufftown Road, Craigellachie AB38 9RS, Scotland
+44 1340 871108
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  • Excellent72%
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  • Average2%
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“viewing gallery” (25 reviews)
“gift shop” (26 reviews)
“barrel making” (10 reviews)
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Dufftown Road, Craigellachie AB38 9RS, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Speyside Cooperage was the first stop on our whisky tour with Speyside Whisky Tours. We arrived right at opening so we ended up with a private tour. It was really fascinating to watch the coopers at work and to learn about the unique skills required...More

Thank swisty
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were sent here by the guides at the Glenfiddich Distillery. Few distillers have their own cooperage now and Speyside does special orders for many of them. We took the tour. Mainly it consists or a viewing platform overlooking the work floor where maybe 20...More

Thank Larry B
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Larry Thank you for including us in your trip to Speyside. I am so pleased you found your visit to the Cooperage a worthwhile stop during your time here and enjoyed the tour with Ronnie. Best wishes Gill

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very good experience because, the food was good, they have a excellent gift shop with a broad variety of things on offer. Not all of them to do with the cooperage it self.

Thank Cailan W
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Cailan Thank you for your review following your visit to the Cooperage. I am so pleased you had a pleasant experience whilst here and that you enjoyed the coffee shop and gift shop. Best regards Gill

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour of the cooperage and view of how this very important aspect of the scotch whisky industry, functions. Staff were excellent and very well informed. Had some extra requests that the staff on the tour and in the shop dealt with for me -...More

Thank Graham S
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Graham I am so pleased you had an excellent time here at the Cooperage and enjoyed learning about the relation between the cask and the whisky. The team are delighted that they managed to assist with any requests during your visit. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fascinating look at a completely different aspect of Scotch production. Even if you're not a Scotch fan, this is worth a stop. Watching the skilled craftsmen from above was a real treat.

Thank psychomom715
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear psychomom715 We aim to offer something unique with our Acorn to Cask exhibition and that you found it such is a huge endorsement. Thank you for including us in your Speyside Distillery Tour. Best regards Gill

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tour was great and only cost £3.50. Only takes about 45 minutes but you can stay and watch as long as you want to watch. These guys are really good at what they do and are a pleasure to watch. Definitely worth the tour.

Thank HarryAnthonyTravel
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear HarryAnthonyTravel I am delighted that you found your visit to be fun and educational. The coopers are indeed very skilled at their craft. Hope to welcome you in the future, Kind regards Gill

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a really interesting tour. Starts of with a first class bit of film footage etc and then a explanation of how things are done etc by an ex cooper. He has great patter and made the whole process come to life with charm and...More

Thank jollygoodtime
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi jollygoodtime We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a positive review of your tour here at the Cooperage! Your guide that day was Ronnie - our head guide - and I have shared your comments with him. I am glad you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the best visits ever. All explained by Steve, a font of all knowledge and with as much time as we wanted

1  Thank FamVos
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear FamVos Thank you so much for describing us as one of your best visits ever! I passed your comments on to Steve who is delighted! Best wishes Gill

Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

The tour provided a very pleasant 15 minute video that gave a great over view of the cooperage and whisky barrels. Observing the coopers work was amazing, the guide spoke in the background while they were working and explained everything. They gave you ample time...More

Thank Michelle L
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Michelle The visitor centre team and I are extremely pleased to read such positive comments of your visit to the Cooperage. We are delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of the tour from start to finish and thank you for including us in your...More

Reviewed September 27, 2017

At the recommendation of our B & B hosts we decided to explore where the casks are repairs and revitalized. Such an interesting tour where we saw expert coopers at their trade. Relatively inexpensive and worth the short drive from Dufftown.

Thank Ryszard-Linda
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Dear Ryszard-Linda Thank you for including the Cooperage in your plans when you were staying in Dufftown. I am so pleased you found the experience interesting and worthwhile. Best wishes Gill

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a_laver1
August 21, 2017|
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Response from navypilot72 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. No alcohol restrictions like at a distillery.
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a_laver1
August 21, 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is even a small play area where the kids try to build their own barrel. As with all activities, the younger kids may not appreciate or fully understand what all is actually being discussed. There are two tours... More
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Ruth P
May 30, 2016|
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Response from Gill R | Property representative |
Dear Ruth Thank you for your your message. The VIP tour costs £15.00 per person and lasts around 90 minutes. It needs to be booked in advance as it is very popular and spaces are limited. If you would like to check... More
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