Speyside Cooperage

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Speyside Cooperage

The Speyside Cooperage is a cooperage located in Craigellachie, Aberlour, Scotland. Its visitor centre, the only such in Britain, is part of the Malt Whisky Trail.[1] [2]

Each year, it produces and repairs nearly 150,000 oak casks used by the surrounding Speyside Whisky distilleries, as well as distilleries elsewhere throughout Scotland.[1]

Owned by the Taylor family since its founding in 1947, the cooperage was sold in 2008 to the French firm Tonnellerie François Frères.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith, Gavin (1 November 1998). "Speyside Cooperage". The Scottish Malt Whisky Society. Retrieved 4 January 2009. 
  2. ^ MacDonald, Ian (29 April 2005). "Fish tales and the Whisky Trail". BBC. Retrieved 4 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Bradley, Jane (4 April 2008). "French buy Speyside Cooperage". The Scotsman. Retrieved 4 January 2009. 

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Coordinates: 57°28′57″N 3°10′52″W / 57.48250°N 3.18111°W / 57.48250; -3.18111