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The Whisky Castle

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Fabulous

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deborah_Raby
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Rustenburg, South Africa
Everything Whisky

We went in to the Whisky Castle just to check out the place as recommended by our hotel The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JT_81_18
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Espoo, Finland
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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

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

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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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 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

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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

Reviewed 10 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.

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

My husband being an avid fan of Whisky with a wide range already in his large collection, we thought as we were in Scotland we would stray from our usual favourite, The Whisky Exchange & support the local shop. Never again. We entered the shop...More

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WhiskyCastle, Owner at The Whisky Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear Di R So sorry to learn that you did not enjoy your experience with us, as we pride ourselves on our standards of customer care and service. Please do come back and visit us again when you get the opportunity and we can assure...More

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