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Speyside Cooperage

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Address: Dufftown Road, Craigellachie AB38 9RS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44-0-1340-87-11-08
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Scottish Adventure - Bibbys of Ingleton

My dad (Dudley), daughter (Fiona) and I really liked it here - unfortunately we were only here a coach break to have a brew and some cake - the cappuccino's were lovely and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
maria_coward
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My dad (Dudley), daughter (Fiona) and I really liked it here - unfortunately we were only here a coach break to have a brew and some cake - the cappuccino's were lovely and we also had a free sample of Stags whisky which my dad really liked and so I bought him a bottle. The gardens are very nice. I... More 

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

Dear Maria That is unfortunate that you didn't have more time whilst you were here so you could have done the tour but I am delighted that you enjoyed your cappuccino and cake. The Stags Breath liqueur is very popular and I hope your dad enjoys it! Hopefully you will get a chance to visit us again in the future.... More 

Lund, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this should not be missed on a speyside visit. The your is short but don't miss to ask a lot of questions and build your own ton.

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

Dear erdzeichen Thank you for visiting us during your time in Speyside; I am delighted you found the visit worth while. Our guides are more than happy to answer as many questions as you have so it's great that you put this to good use! I hope you had fun building the mini cask - it is harder than it... More 

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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Holiday in nearby and being interested not just n tasting whiskey but in the whole process we visited here with teenagers and senior citizens! The tour was great with an educational "4D" video to start with and then a view over the factory floor wth explanations of all that was going on. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly and had... More 

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

Hi Miles Thank you for including us in your holiday plans! I am so pleased you enjoyed the whole experience and the facilities. We try to offer something for everyone at the Cooperage and that your group of all ages found it a great experience is a huge compliment. Best wishes Gill More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Cooperage after being told about it at the Strathlisa Distillery. The tour is fabulous it starts with a video presentation which is the best we have seen on any tour! We were then taken to the viewing area by our guide Ronnie who was most informative and answered all of our questions. It was amazing to watch... More 

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

Dear Helen We were delighted to welcome you to the Cooperage. It is a huge compliment to be described as a must-do experience and the whole team are flattered by your comments. Thank you for taking time to review your visit; I am glad you enjoyed the tour at your leisure and that Ronnie your guide provided such an informative... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We flew in that morning from the US and decided to stop and visit the cooperage to learn more about the cask making and refurbishing used for whisky. Great tour, close-up view of how casks are made and refurbished.

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

Dear Maxime Thank you for including us in your trip to Scotland and for leaving such nice comments. I am glad you had a great time whilst here and hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Best regards Gill More 

Innerleithen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Opportunity to see the making/repairing of whisky casks. Good audiovisual presentation and fascinating to see the coopers working.

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

Hi Alan Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed the film and found the cooperage a fascinating place to visit; it certainly is hard work! Best wishes Gill More 

Suffolk
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the short tour as a couple. The video presentation is absolutely first class. Watching the work from the viewing gallery I was intrigued to see one person on the shop floor taking pictures. I asked about access and was told of the VIP tours. I promptly booked one for the next day. What a fantastic opportunity to get... More 

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

Dear NAJB What a compliment for you to visit us two days in a row and do both tour options! As you describe, the Classic tour allows you to watch the coopers at work from the viewing gallery; the VIP tour is more up close and hands on. I am so pleased you found the experience fantastic and felt relaxed... More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid a little more to have a VIP tour, it was a bargain for £15! If you go here, pay a bit more and do it VIP. We watched a video on the history of the cooperage, with other tours and were then taken 'behind the scenes' on the warehouse floor to watch the talented and expereicend coopers go... More 

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

Dear pandapedia We are delighted that you enjoyed the VIP tour so much and found it to be excellent value for money. It is an amazing experience to be able to watch the coopers work up close and the cask charring is quite remarkable. Thank you for including us in your trip to whisky country! Best wishes Gill More 

la
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We were on a day tour of the Speyside distilleries and we were brought to the largest maker of whiskey barrels in the area/ many of the distilleries fix their own broken barrels but this shop has a nice but short tour of the art. I highly recommend a hour there if you are interested in whiskey making.

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

Dear Martin Thank you for highly recommending us. The team are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Cooperage and found the tour to be of interest. Best wishes Gill More 

Anstruther, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to the cooperage. Having heard a lot about casks on distiller tours it was very interesting to visit what really amounted to the home of casks. It was a fascinating visit. The introductory video was informative and this was followed by a trip to the visitors gallery of the cooperage. Since my mobility was limited... More 

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

Dear Threecolouredy Thank you for such lovely comments following your visit to the Cooperage. It is of paramount importance that all our guests enjoy their time here and we are delighted you found it fascinating and informative and enjoyed lunch as well! Best regards Gill More 

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