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Speyside Cooperage

Dufftown Road, Craigellachie AB38 9RS, Scotland
+44 1340 871108
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Dufftown Road, Craigellachie AB38 9RS, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Over 60% of a Whisky's colour and taste comes from the casks... Respect the cask... The coopers are the masters of their trade...the cask they hoop holds the whisky throughout its life of maturation.... You if like your whisky visit the speyside cooperage to under...More

Thank Manoj A M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lovely visit here last week. Couldn't believe how cheap it was for tour (actually think your underselling, you should definitely charge more) Cheery helpful staff, informative and interesting tour, no rush, guide answered loads of questions. After our leisurely tour we then sent to...More

Thank Bordersview
Gill R, General Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Bordersview Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of the Cooperage. I am so pleased that you managed to enjoy the tour at your leisure and the team are thrilled with your comments and really appreciate your recommendation. Best regards Gill

Reviewed 1 week ago

Rather than go on multiple distillery tours, we decided to do something that would seem to be complementary: which is to learn how the barrels are made or repaired. Good decision. While I can understand that one's guide might have a significant impact on how...More

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

Dear GEDLosAngeles_CA Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed account of your visit. We aim to showcase an integral but not often seen part of the industry and that you found it so informative is a great endorsement. I am glad...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First we were shown a very competent video of what is entailed in making the barrels that mostly explain the taste of all whisky. Then a well informed guide explained the detail of the work of the 8 coopers which we watched for as long...More

Thank EuroTraveller52
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear EuroTraveller52 It is a great compliment for you to describe the Cooperage as fascinating and impressive - thank you! I am so pleased you found your guide well informed and enjoyed the experience so much. Best regards Gill

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watching the skilled Coopers at work was amazing , the skill needed to make & repair casks really is an art. If you have any interest in whisky this is a must tour , it is often said to make a good malt you need...More

Thank Peter L
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Peter What a great endorsement for you to describe the Cooperage as a must see - thank you! The team really appreciate your comments and are delighted you enjoyed the tour. Best wishes Gill

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not leave Speyside without a visit to the Cooperage. It is a fascinating look at building the barrels that hold all that Scotch. We took the guided tour which provided a lot of interesting information and insight. A glassed in walkway looks over the...More

Thank Doreen O
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Doreeen I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Cooperage and that you found it fascinating and informative. Thank you for your comments; I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Speyside. Best regards Gill

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was very good and worth seeing. Amazing to see the workers repairing the casks. Lightening speed. Nice gift shop too. Worth the stop.

Thank tedb548
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear tedb548 Thank you for visiting Speyside Cooperage and for taking time to leave a review. I am delighted you found the experience amazing and enjoyed all the facilities. Kind regards Gill

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Cooperage. It gives you a great appreciation of the way work was traditionally done. There is a degree of "Romanticism" about the life of a cooper as you watch the video and go through the tour. The reality...More

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

Hi Steve Thank you so much for reviewing your visit to the Cooperage. I completely agree there is an element of romanticism to Coopering as it still holds so many of its traditional values. The Guinness World Record for building a 190 litre barrel fastest...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So interesting to see craftsmen at work. The staff in the shop were also so helpful as we wanted to buy a few half, quarter sized barrels for planters and there was only 1 left. They rang the cooperage and had more cut so we...More

Thank April B
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear April It was our pleasure to welcome you here to the Cooperage and I am glad you all enjoyed the tour. I hope you have managed to get the barrels planted out! Best regards Gill

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This short but interesting tour of a real working cooperage was fascinating. To be able to see the coopers working and the speed which they do so was amazing. I'm not sure I would like people watching me and taking photos all day long though!!...More

Thank Badcat110
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Badcat110 Thank you for taking time to leave a review of your visit to the Cooperage which I am delighted you found interesting. You are right in that the Coopers do work at an amazing speed and it is fascinating to watch. I am...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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TracyAthens
May 14, 2016|
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Response from Gill R | Property representative |
Hi Tracy Thank you for your question, we would be delighted to welcome you to the Cooperage. The Classic tour is £3.50 per adult. Booking is needed for groups and this can be done through the enquiries link on our website... More
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12sun
July 31, 2015|
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Dear 12sun Thank you for your question. You are most welcome to come to the coffee shop without doing the tour. The viewing gallery is up a flight of steps but the film is accessible and we also have a CCTV facility in... More
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