In the heart of Speyside Malt Whisky Trail lies the Speyside Cooperage, the only working cooperage in the UK. Speyside Cooperage was founded by the Taylor family in 1947. We are the largest independent Cooperage in the UK and as well as our home here in Craigellachie and now have branches in Alloa, Kentucky and Ohio. Since 1947, Speyside Cooperage has produced the finest casks from the best American Oak. In 2008 the Cooperage was sold to the French firm Tonnellerie François Frères.
In the early 90’s the company had outgrown its initial premises in the heart of Craigellachie village and relocated in 1991 to our present location on the outskirts of Craigellachie.
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.