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A D Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Your perfect introduction to Scotch Whisky... Discover Scotch whisky as you explore our unique Whisky Experience & Shop. Let us guide you on your whisky journey, whether this is your first experience of Scotch or you already have a passion for Scotland's National drink. You can learn everything about Scotch whisky including the history, how it's made and aged in casks and how to taste and enjoy your dram. Or simply take time to absorb the atmosphere of our venue, the beautifully converted village school. Enjoy browsing the incredible selection of whiskies, gins, rums, liqueurs, accessories and gifts in our shop. As we are independent, you have the opportunity to taste whiskies from across Scotland and the world, including well-known distillery brands, lesser-known gems and our own award-winning brands. Drop in anytime for a free informal visit or book a guided whisky or gin tasting to sample Scotland's finest spirits with a tasting host. We're ready to welcome you and share our knowledge and passion for whisky. Personalised Single Cask Whisky Step inside our dimly lit Cask Room and experience the atmosphere of a traditional whisky warehouse. You can sample a single malt straight from a choice of two individual casks and fill a bottle yourself. Once filled, it is then dipped in wax to seal it and you will have the opportunity to add your own hand-written label, personalised with a name or message. As only two or three hundred bottles of natural strength whisky comes from each of these single casks you can be sure you’re getting a bottle of something unusual and in very limited supply. Whisky & Gin Tasting Room Our Tasting Room is the perfect setting to relax and sample Scotland’s finest whiskies or gins. During a tasting session you will have the exclusive use of our Tasting Room. A dedicated Tasting Host will guide you through the sampling of a stunning range of Scotch whiskies or Scottish gins as you sit around our beautiful antique table. Tastings can be booked for individuals or groups of up to 20 people. The sessions consist of five samples and last for 60 to 90 minutes. The whiskies and gins we use are often limited editions so the tasting selection changes on a regular basis. This means that you will always have different whiskies or gins to try, no matter how often you visit us!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Our group of nine keen followers of Robert Buns visited the Whisky Experience. Some were already knowledgeable on this popular Scottish subject, and not only enjoyed the experience but appreciated the level of information which our guide Emma shared with the group. The range of whiskies available to purchase is quite incredible, and we made full use of the opportunity.

Thank Sylvander72
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

My husband found the gentleman who served us to very knowledgeable about all the whiskys and very quickly sourced 5 that he thought my husband would like. He ended up buying 3 bottles of different single malts.

Thank Barbara K
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

I was there last winter, it's cold outside but the atmosphere was so warm inside the whisky shop.If you are single malt fans, you will not get a better experience than a visit and tasting to this whisky shop inKirkoswald Ayrshire.Thay have lots of collection of single malts, and more attractive miniatures. And their own brand Stronachie 12 and 18 years are must buy.--Maggie Hou from China

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Fantastic place, everything you ever wanted to know about whisky. Friendly and helpful staff with expert knowledge. If you are in Ayrshire and not visited this place you are missing out.

Thank maltvault
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

If you are interested in Whisky you will not get a better experience than a visit and tasting to this facility in Kirkoswald Ayrshire. They are truly expert in their knowledge of the product and the opportunity to taste some rare and expensive Malts is well worth the modest cost of an official guided tour round Scotland's finest.
Their own brand Stronachie 12 year old is a must buy.

Thank StuartS178
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