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Speyside Cooperage

444 reviews
Craigellachie, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Whisky distilleries abound in Scotland and deciding where to go can be tricky, while driving between distilleries takes tastings off the table. That’s not a problem on this intimate small-group tour, as your driver-guide transports you to two specially selected distilleries in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach. There, learn about the history and production of whisky, before sampling for yourself.
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$45.68 per adult
5 reviews
Get an in-depth taste of the products of Scotland's famed whisky-producing Speyside region, without the worry of having to drive anywhere. This guided tour takes you from Inverness to three different distilleries where you are guaranteed to skip the lines and so spend more time exploring and sampling single malts. Includes tours of Benromach Distillery, Glenlivet, and Speyside Cooperage, as well as a lunchtime stop at Glenfiddich
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$102.46 per adult
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a fun little tour to learn about an old craft that continues to this day. It is really neat to see the expertise of these coopers in action. If you plan to do a whiskey tour, this tour is really something you should...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It only makes sense to take a tour of this amazing place to understand the cycle of the cask, lets face it, we know what goes in to the cask but do we know how the cask is made ? Excellent tour starting with a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Twosharps
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had no idea of what it took to make a whisky barrel. The Speyside Cooperage not only shows you how it is made but gives you a complete appreciation of the entire process and the training that a Cooper must undertake. The most fascinating...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 5GMan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made sure to book a VIP tour well in advance and it was great to be able to see the work close up. The tour guide was a retired cooper. Every step of the process was well explained with close up viewing on the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Chris252508
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this cooperage by accident but it was the highlight of our holiday. The introductory film is excellent, and then to the viewing gallery from where you can watch the coopers making and repairing whisky barrels. The very helpful guide explained the importance of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Michael C
Reviewed July 6, 2019

Great tour with the history, the knowledge and the show. The tour gives you a birds eye view over the floor where they are making all types of barrels from scratch and testing them. This is a working factory, nice to see how hard of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank lgpanther
Reviewed July 4, 2019

The tour was well done. Watching the coopers working was a great experience. We enjoyed learning about the barrel/cask making and repairs. The quality assurance guy waved at us and we waved back. Fascinating and interesting especially if you have any interest in whisky or...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Pam C
Reviewed July 3, 2019

It was fun to see and learn about coopers and their skills. I appreciate the skills and attention to detail these workers demonstrate. As a whisky lover, this tour was a lot of fun.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MadDogofCanada
Reviewed June 30, 2019

We spent almost two weeks in Scotland, much of it in the Speyside area. We did a lot of whisky distilleries which were great, but my husband felt this was the highlight. We booked a VIP tour which was given by a retired cooper. After...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

You need to book the guided tour to get the best out this visit. You can phone to do this, it’s a 30 minute tour. A short movie that is very interesting and then onto the viewing gallery for another talk, questions and answers from...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Pam C | Reviewed this property |
4 pounds for the classic tour. 30 pounds for the VIP tour. Check their website as it might change.
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Yes. No alcohol restrictions like at a distillery.
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