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In the heart of Speyside Malt Whisky Trail lies the Speyside Cooperage, the only working cooperage in the UK where your clients can experience the ancient art of coopering.
Since 1947, Speyside Cooperage has produced the finest casks from the best American Oak. Today the cooperage continues to work and produce the age-old product, still using traditional methods and tools. Each year, it produces and repairs nearly 150,000 oak casks used by the surrounding Speyside Whisky distilleries, as well as distilleries throughout Scotland and the rest of the world.
The Cooperage is the only cooperage in Britain with a visitor centre.
Your clients can enjoy a journey through the life cycle of the cask, see the highly skilled coopers at work or try it for themselves with the mini casks. Two types of tour are available:
Our knowledgeable guides will accompany your clients through the exhibition which includes an informative 4-D cinematic presentation followed by a visit to our viewing gallery where they can watch our Coopers at work first hand. Booking is advisable particularly in Summer months.
Duration: 45 minutes (approx)
An experienced former Cooper will guide guests through the visitor centre giving a tour which includes an informative 4-D cinematic presentation followed by a visit to our viewing gallery where they can watch our Coopers at work or even try their hand at building a miniature barrel! Next they will take a look behind the scenes up close at the Coopers and their apprentices as they make and repair casks against the clock. Your clients will then be escorted to a reserved area in our coffee shop to enjoy a dram of our own label 10 year old single malt whisky served in a Speyside Cooperage tasting glass which is theirs to keep along with detailed tasting notes and a Cooperage Golf/Bar Towel. This is followed by a choice from our range of speciality teas and coffees to enjoy with locally made petit four shortbreads.
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
The VIP tour is available to over 18's only and must be booked in advance.
For price information please email or call us on 01340 871108.
What is the minimum/ maximum capacity?:
N/AFrequency of tour:
Monday - Friday: Every 30mins starting at 9.00am. Last tour at 3.30pmAre private tours available?:
Yes on requestFIT or Groups:
FIT or GroupsIf your services are available in alternative languages, please specify which:
Audio Visual (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian Wi-Fi Headset Translations)
A 4 dimensional look at our working Cooperage with a cinematic experience
Reading Boards (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese Translations)