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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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The last one open for the public in Scotland

If you are in Speyside take time to visit The Cooperage, this unique barrelmaking place. It's a very informative visit, and the tourguides are very patient and nice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Odder, Denmark
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Odder, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Speyside take time to visit The Cooperage, this unique barrelmaking place. It's a very informative visit, and the tourguides are very patient and nice.

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

Dear Ole I am so pleased you found the visit informative and have shared your comments with the visitor centre team. Thank you for including us in your trip to Speyside. Best regards Gill More 

Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Must stop for any whisky lover to learn about how the all important casks that house our aging spirit are made & repaired and where they come from. This tour was worth the 1 hour stop - it was very interesting and informative.

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

Dear RWMHollywood I am so pleased you decided to visit us and found the experience both worthwhile and interesting, as well as fun! Thank you for leaving you feedback; it is much appreciated. Kind regards Gill More 

Weinheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the VIP tour, where you have access to the shop floor. Great to see everything right before you. Definitely worth a visit and worth the money. Thanks to Ronnie, our guide, super job!

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

Dear Thomas I am delighted to read you had super time on the VIP tour; defining your experience as fantastic is a huge compliment and I have passed on your thanks to Ronnie. Best regards Gill More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great value 'tour' at 3.50 pounds per person. There are some placards to read whilst waiting for the tour to start with a short film on the cooperage processes. The film was great fun as they turned up the heat and blew in various scents on cue. From there you were escorted to the viewing platform above the active cooperage... More 

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Thank Seabird21
Gill R, Manager at Speyside Cooperage, responded to this review

Hi Seabird21 We really appreciate you leaving such a complimentary review. By the details noted you were clearly paying attention! The team are pleased that you found the tour to be great value, both in monetary terms and for information too and that you went on to enjoy the coffee shop, gift shop and the tasting. Best wishes Gill More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're able to, I'd really recommend taking the VIP tour. You really get an up close view of everything and everyone. We were able to ask questions during the tour but our guide also sat with us in the coffee shop in which we learned even more. The barrels whisky comes in is usually not even thought of but... More 

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

Hello Bountiful-IA On behalf of the team and of course Ronnie, our head guide who hosted your VIP tour, I would like to thank you for such positive feedback and for recommending us. You are quite correct in that the casks are an integral part of the process and we are delighted you enjoyed learning about this. Best wishes Gill More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating glimpse into the making of a key component of whisky. Glad we learned about the importance of the barrel before going on a distillery tour. One of the best tours to do in Scotland because it is so well presented, with actual viewing areas to look down and see the coopers at work.

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

Hi there What a fantastic compliment to describe your visit to the Cooperage as one of the best tours to do in Scotland - thank you! It makes great reading that you found the tour well presented and fascinating and the team are thrilled you enjoyed it so much. Best regards Gill More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour here is superb. We did the vip tour and it's well worth the money. Fascinating and fun. If you are touring the whiskeys then this is a must.

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

Hi Alex I am so glad that you enjoyed the VIP tour experience at the Cooperage. Thank you for describing us as a 'must' and taking time to leave your comments. Best wishes Gill More 

Warrnambool, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're going to do a whisky tour or follow a whisky trail then I highly recommend your first stop being the Speyside Cooperage. The oak casks play an integral role in the finished whisky product and seeing the history behind their use and watching the coopers in action is a very rewarding experience and gives you a much better... More 

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

Hi blueshark_m4ko The whole visitor centre team are thrilled at your review; we are delighted that the Cooperage provided such a great start to your whisky tour. We aim to showcase an important but not often seen part of the industry and your feed back is a huge endorsement. Many thanks Gill More 

Runcorn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice break whilst touring the scottish highlands coffee shop guided tour and sample the whisky very nice

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

Hi Hugh Thank you for including us in your tour of the Scottish Highlands - we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Cooperage and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Scotland. Kind regards Gill More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very informative tour around the cooperage. The shop is worth a visit and the cafe is a must.

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

Hi Alyson Thank you for the five star rating! It is great that you found the tour informative, and enjoyed both the shop and the cafe. Kind regards Gill More 

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