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The Whisky Castle

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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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 27 September 2018
Elaine K
via mobile
Fabulous

I'd been trying to get my Irish whiskey-drinking husband to sample some Scotch on a recent visit to... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Deborah_Raby
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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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+44 1807 580213
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Maybe not the most accessible shop in the whole of Speyside but certainly worth the detour! Had a very nice tasing there and discovered quite some interesting new bottlings, both between the independent bottlers and the ones exclusivly bottles for the shop. Certainly on my...More

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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Hi Maarten. So glad you made the detour to come and visit us! We are very proud of our collection of independantly bottled malts and our own exclusives to nice to know you appreciated them. Very much looking forward to welcoming you back when you...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 August 2013

When visiting and you get the feeling that his whiskeys aren't that exclusive and are over-priced, that's you feeling right. Don't let that keep you from going to the Wisky Castle though. Have a few pours and listen to the proprietor speak. The more you...More

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Reviewed 27 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.

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

Thank Deborah_Raby
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

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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

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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 29 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

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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 23 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

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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 7 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

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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 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 22 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

Thank Matthew M
WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 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 14 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

Thank PatMat
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

Reviewed 9 July 2018

paid a visit during a whisky tour. highly recommended. hundreds of whiskies to choose from. book you visit for whisky tasting sessions. great café next door. Met the owner, got talking seems he came from a village where I used to work, and his dad...More

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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi Davy Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We loved meeting you and so glad you enjoyed our tasting experience during your tour and it is indeed a small world! Very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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