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The Whisky Castle

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Not to be missed.

We didn’t know what really to expect coming here. And we came about an hours drive to make it. So... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
biancatt77
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Brisbane, Australia
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Whisky galore

Amazing stock catering to everyone's taste, staff very knowledgeable and welcoming. A must visit if... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Elaine K
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The Whisky Castle has been selling the finest malt whiskies of Scotland from its premises in the quaint village of Tomintoul for over 100 years. It is located at the gateway to Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail. Tomintoul is the highest village in the...more
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6 Main Street, Tomintoul AB37 9EX, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t know what really to expect coming here. And we came about an hours drive to make it. So worth it. We had Callum take my husband through a massive tasting all of different brands. While I don’t like whiskey he picked up on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Bianca and thanks so much for your lovely review! So glad you both enjoyed your experience with Callum - he is a great member of our team and had just as much fun as you guys during your tasting. We hope you enjoy your...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing stock catering to everyone's taste, staff very knowledgeable and welcoming. A must visit if in this Area of Scotland.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elaine K
WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Elaine! Very glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon to try a few more drams! Slainte!

Reviewed 10 September 2018

I'd been trying to get my Irish whiskey-drinking husband to sample some Scotch on a recent visit to Scotland but we were met with unfriendly staff in the shops in Edinburgh. Diverting from our road trip for a cup of tea, we came across The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

What a lovely review Deborah, thank you so much! So glad that you found us and we managed to introduce your husband to some lovely single malts and that you found a gin for you! Please do come back and visit us again soon -...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We went in to the Whisky Castle just to check out the place as recommended by our hotel The Richmond Arms. Our visit transformed into full whisky tasting with several different types of some of the finest whiskys I've tasted. Julian behind the counter was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

What a lovely review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your experience with us! So glad that you enjoyed the tasting with Julian, who always ensures our customers are well looked after and given a great introduction to...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

What you require from a whisky shop is a variety of options, preferably of bottles that are out of the ordinary and a knowledgeable sales staff. The Whisky Castle has all that you need in both these departments with a good array of drinks and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi Andy Thanks so much for taking the time to review us and so glad you found so many options available and that our team were able to talk you through them. You chose 2 absolute crackers in the Craigellachie and Blair Athol - both...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

From the moment we stepped through the doors of the Whisky Castle, we felt as though we had arrived at friends. Like other visitors, we joined in with various conversations regarding the large array of whisky and Gins available, each of us giving our thoughts...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi csmd2612 Thank you so much for your lovely review! We pride ourselves on our friendly and welcoming approach to all of our customers and glad that you felt at home with us. We love to let our customers try our gins and whiskies and...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018

From walking thru the door the shop has the WOW factor for the sheer volume of makes of Whisky’s and Gin on display. Add to that the friendly face of Callum one of the most knowledgeable young men of all things whisky I have ever...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Hi Lynda and thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are very proud of our team and Callum is a very passionate young man when it comes to our lovely single malt, so very glad you enjoyed your experience with...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

We found this place thanks to TripAdvisor and what a gem we found. First, the new owners (of about 3.5 years) Scott and Sam were wonderful. Side note, there are a few negative reviews of this place and almost all of them are prior owners....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Lance! When you left the shop, we both turned to each other and said "what a fantastic couple"! We really enjoyed spending time with you both and it was so obvious how passionate you are about whisky and so eager to learn more, which is...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Managed to get a tasting at this place while on a Rabbies speyside whisky tour. Sam was extremely accommodating as she had some special drams lined up for our group to try. Sam was very knowledgeable about the different whisky she had and offered plenty...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Matthew! It was lovely to meet you when you came in on your Rabbies tour. I am so glad that you enjoyed the exclusive drams you tasted and I could tell you are very passionate about your whisky which is great! Maybe one day we...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We went there under recommendation from another shop some miles away. When we arrived we were met by a very nice lady by the name of Sam. She effectively took me on a tour of the lesser known (but quite delicious) whiskeys, not only of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Ah Pat! Thank you so much for your very lovely review. I had great fun with you both and it was my pleasure to share some of our more unique whiskies with you. I am so glad you both enjoyed your experience with us and...More

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