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Speyside Cooperage

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Address: Dufftown Road, Craigellachie AB38 9RS, Scotland
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$381.52*
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Private Speyside Whisky Experience
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$100.47*
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Whisky Bus Tour from Inverness

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Excellent. Very interesting.

Barrel making is a very hand on job. Very interesting and very much a must see when doing a distillery tour.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Barrel making is a very hand on job. Very interesting and very much a must see when doing a distillery tour.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not plan to visit the cooperage but we were so pleased we did. The tour was really informative and we had our own guide as we arrived early in the morning. The staff were all really friendly...we would recommend this as a real worthwhile tour location

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kingston upon hull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

called into speyside cooperage making casks in the traditional way by craftsmen from the viewing gallery you can see a cask made by master craftsmen , also good shop and café on site

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Thank frank c
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Hello Frank Thank you for including us in your itinerary - I am so pleased you enjoyed your time here at the Cooperage and all the facilities we have on offer. Best wishes Gill More 

Craigellachie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely wee cafe who serve beautiful soup. Good for lunch or a cuppy & piece. Friendly, cheery staff

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Thank suzannedeakin
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne Thank you for your comments about our coffee shop; we are delighted you enjoyed it and hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes Gill More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know what to expect but after the 15 minute film feel quite emotional about the hard work that the coopers have done over the years to provide us with our lovely colour and flavours of my favourite whiskey. Excellent tour and our guide was a retired cooper so full of information. Well worth going. Staff were lovely. Nice shop... More 

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Thank Stevie H
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Dear Stevie Thank you for taking time to review your visit; your comments are very much appreciated by the team. We are delighted you enjoyed the Cooperage so much and found the experience to be a worth while addition to your time in Speyside. Best wishes Gill More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

The best part of our distillery tour was this visit. The guide was very friendly, it was so fascinating to see the coopers work. You will appreciate it!

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Thank Mimi_Simrat
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Dear Mimi_Simrat Thank you for visiting us during your tour of the area. Your comments are very much appreciated and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Best wishes Gill More 

Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

Decided to visit this attraction whilst on a whiskey tour and was pleasantly surprised with a very interesting tour of this cooperage located in the whiskey region of Scotland. The tour was extensive and informative with the viewing of the operation from the viewing platform was mesmerizing watching the coopers at work. A very skilled and demanding trade that has... More 

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Thank DitchAustralia
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Hi DitchAustralia Thank you for including us in your whisky tour of the area. We try to show a part of the industry not often seen or known about and you were clearly paying attention to detail! I am pleased you found your stop here worthwhile and enjoyed the facilities; on behalf of the team, thank you for your review.... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We had a very interesting visit seeing the coopers at work.Tour guide(s) were very knowledgeable and helpful..Great wee gift shop & nice barrel themed cafe.Well worth a visit.

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Thank stoneywood
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Dear stoneywood It was our pleasure to have you here at the cooperage. The whole team are flattered by your compliments and pleased you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for taking time to leave your comments. Best regards Gill More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Do NOT skip this place. Yes, it's great hearing about the malt and the water and the process - but it's the artists in this place that give whisky its character. Not going here is missing a crucial part of the history of what makes it liquid gold

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

Dear ArchieKVR Thank you for recommending us so highly! I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Cooperage so much. Best wishes Gill More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Took my in laws and hubby to this venue didn't know what to expect . Well worth the VIP tour the tour guide was Fun and very knowledgable. We all enjoyed the tour. It's amazing the job of a cooperage that's is all done by hand (as before this visit I was none the wiser) If in the area must... More 

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1 Thank Sharon B
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Dear Sharon I am so pleased you and your family enjoyed the VIP tour experience at the Cooperage. Thank you for recommending us as a 'must visit' for the area; the team are thrilled you had so much fun. Thank you also for taking time to leave such lovely comments. Best regards Gill More 

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