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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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Visit with elderly friends from SE England

This is a unique and very impressive experience - seeing very skilled men refurbishing barrels for the whisky industry at home and other alcohol producers abroad. It's an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
eilonaEileen
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Forres, United Kingdom
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Forres, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a unique and very impressive experience - seeing very skilled men refurbishing barrels for the whisky industry at home and other alcohol producers abroad. It's an unexpected sight, seeing the skills and rate of work in action in this unusual and spectacular activity. We live in Moray and take all our visitors there from overseas, S of the... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here 30 years ago on holiday with my parents, and returned this year on holiday with my teenage kids. I remember being fascinated on my first visit, and my kids (15,17) were duly fascinated. There is no need to rush from the viewing area, indeed we were in for well over 2 hours. The staff were very knowledgeable... More 

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

Dear Cameron It was our pleasure to welcome you back to the Cooperage; I am so pleased that you and your family found it equally as enjoyable as the first time. Thank you so much for your comments and recommendation. Best regards Gill More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting visit to see how the highly skilled Coopers make, refurb & repair the barrels that are used in the whisky industry. Only £3.50 per adult and you get an interesting video followed by a talk and tour where you can see them in action from a viewing platform. There's a shop and cafe on site also, so definitely... More 

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

Dear Mike Thank you for stopping past while you were in the area; the team are pleased you did. Superb to read that you found the film and the visit in general so interesting. Best wishes Gill More 

Mount Vernon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very interesting whether you are a whiskey or wine drinker. There is only a few hundred Coopers left in the world and this is the best. The tour was interesting and watching them do it was even more interesting.

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

Hello BEMJR Your feedback is most welcome and the whole team are thrilled you found the experience so interesting. Thank you for taking time to leave your comments. Best regards Gill More 

Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this short tour. The tour starts with an education, but short video then you get to go to the viewing platform where you can work the coopers work below. Watching them work is mesmerizing. You get a chance to ask a lot more questions from the very well informed tour staff who are very engaging. There is also a... More 

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

Hi IrishSel It was our pleasure to welcome you to the Cooperage - I am so pleased you enjoyed your time here and found the tour so interesting. The team are thrilled with your comments; thank you for leaving a review. Best wishes Gill More 

Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was a nice change from the distillery tours. Going into it I whined a bit about having to watch a video, but it was great. Really interesting to watch the Coopers and they have two mini barrels where you can pretend you're on the amazing race. Definitely worth the price.

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

Hi Kaitlyn It is very kind of you to describe the Cooperage as a must see in Speyside! I am glad you were pleasantly surprised by the film and enjoyed watching the coopers. They make it look easy but I'm sure you found even the miniature barrels are so difficult to put together! Thank you for your review. Best regards... More 

New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For people visiting lots of distilleries (like myself over time) its a welcome break from a distillery while still being engaged in the whisky education. The viewing platform is ideal to watch the workers for a short while and appreciate the speed and craft that goes into cask building. A cheesy video before the viewing deck helps for the casual... More 

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

Dear JoeTPHart Thank your for your review and for including us in your plans. We do try to offer something a bit different and it was great to read that you enjoyed watching the Coopers at work from the viewing gallery. Most of our visitors enjoy the film and it's special effects so I'm sorry it wasn't to your taste.... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband is a whiskey fan so this fitted in perfectly with our visit to the area. The 45 minute tour starts with a video presentation which is very well done with aroma effects while the video is playing! After the video is finished you are taken up to the viewing gallery which isn't to be underestimated - the guide... More 

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

Hi Maddy808 Thank you for including us during your visit to Speyside. I am so pleased both you and your husband enjoyed the tour and the special effects of the film. Our guides take great pleasure in answering any questions our visitors have and I am delighted you found yours to be knowledgeable Best regards Gill More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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