Your Expert Guide Through the Cask Spirit Marketplace
We are Cask Trade
At Cask Trade we do things differently. We are an extraordinary cask business.
Investing in a cask with us is a journey, and we’ll be there with you every step of the way, including when you are ready to cash in on your whisky.
We provide a moving marketplace for trading and handling cask whisky, and unlike our competitors, we don’t just sell, we buy it too. We own all our casks, and we’re not brokers, we’re stockists. It’s important to understand the difference. We own all the casks we sell, giving you not only a 100% transactional guarantee, but also the peace of mind that we will manage, sample and quality control from day one, giving your cask the care it deserves.
Why choose cask trade?
We have the best stock list in the world, with spirits for all levels of budget and investment goals. We’ll help you taste test the perfect whisky or rum for your needs, and keep the cask safe and secure during its life cycle. We perform health checks, samples and tastings to ensure your whisky is always in top condition. No other company can boast these credentials, and we stand by this.
What sets us apart from our competitors?
Stockists, not Brokers - We own all the casks we sell, giving you not only a 100% transactional guarantee, but also the knowledge that we will manage, sample and quality control from day one. We treat your cask as a whisky and not just a commodity.
World's Best Stock List - We have an unrivalled inventory of aged whisky and rum casks. As we are constantly buying and selling casks, our stock list rotates regularly, giving you a wide range of tastes and ages to choose from.
Multiple In-House Exit Strategies - We have the best in-house exit strategy options for you; Sell via our platform Auction Your Cask, let us buy it back, we can sell it on your behalf, bottle the cask, which we can also facilitate, or you can sell it privately.
Transparent & Secure - With nothing to hide, we pride ourselves on our transparency. Please feel free to visit us at our tasting room on Regent Street in London. From distillation to bottle, we can tell you the origin and history of liquid in your cask.
UK Based - Established under UK law and fully compliant and HMRC registered. We believe that compliance creates clarity, and understand that your cask needs to be with a reputable company.
2000+ casks sold to trade and independent bottling companies
We sell to 300 Independent Bottlers globally
575,000 bottles, bottled (or waiting to be bottled)
£400,000+ worth of casks sold through our auction site AuctionYourCask.com
If you are ready to start your whisky journey with us, register now to become a member.
CASK OWNERSHIP GUIDE
At Cask Trade, we provide a trusted marketplace for the buying and selling of cask whisky. As specialists in our field, we can offer access to rare casks, for private and trade investors. Over 50% of our clients are independent bottlers, so it’s safe to say we’re trusted by the industry, which ultimately will be the end destination of your cask.
With over 100 combined years in the industry, it's clear to see we have a passion and an innate love for the liquid - we treat your cask as a whisky and not just a commodity. Then, when it eventually comes to selling your cask, with a number of in-house exit options the process is easy and transparent.
HOW TO BUY A WHISKY CASK
First, decide whether you’re buying for growth, pleasure, or both.
Choose a cask, or casks, that suit you. We offer casks from a wide range of distilleries and of different types and sizes. We also offer portfolios ranging from £1500 to over £1m.
Once you have paid for your cask, you’ll receive the official documentation, including your receipt and Ownership Certificate.
Your cask will be safely stored and matured for you. All whisky casks must be stored in HMRC regulated bonded warehouses, often at the distillery. Each cask is assigned a number on the date of fill, and has a unique paper trail known as a delivery order which follows the cask through its life.
You can bottle your whisky and enjoy it at any time - or keep it, and enjoy the returns when you sell. You own a tangible asset, and what happens next is up to you.
Meet the Masters of WHISKY Appreciation
Founder of Cask Trade
Simon’s love of a fine dram is matched only by his experience in financial modelling and fund management. As a whisky collector for over 20 years, Simon has acquired a large collection of casks along with 1000s of bottles of whisky. He brings a wealth of experience to the business, and infectious enthusiasm. His values are built on a reputation that includes, honesty, transparency, backed-up by solid due diligence and risk management. Find out more about Simon
Lee has sold thousands of quality whisky casks over the years. Having spent the last decade working with the top names in the drinks trade, he is regarded as one of the industry’s leading specialists for the sourcing and valuation of casks. Find out more about Lee
SIR COLIN HAMPDEN-WHITE
A respected Keeper of the Quaich, Colin is a regular guest on TV (The Three Drinkers – Amazon Prime) and numerous podcasts. He sits as a judge for the World Whisky Awards and the IWSC. He also writes about whisky for The Times, FT and The Scotsman, as well as being an award-winning photographer. Find out more about Colin
Sir Colin Hampden-White
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203 Linen Hall,
162-168 Regent Street,
London W1B 5TG
0203 746 3030