Masters of whisky appreciation

At Cask Trade we do things differently. We are an extraordinary cask business.

With over 100 combined years in the industry, it’s safe to say we have a passion and an innate love for the liquid – we treat your cask as a whisky and not just a commodity. We are stockists, not brokers. 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.

 At Cask Trade, we believe a one-way whisky company won’t serve a purpose in the future – the aim is to create a moving marketplace for buying and selling casks that is open to all.

Investing in a cask with us, be it a whisky or rum cask, 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. With a number of in-house exit options, including our own auction site, an option for Cask Trade to buy back your cask or sell it for you, the process is easy and transparent. 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. We also supply to whisky clubs, and of course, avid whisky enthusiasts.

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.

Your cask is core to everything we do, and we’ll always do everything we can to provide clarity, transparency and security to you at every stage. With decades of knowledge and a passion for the finer points of whisky and rum, we offer peace of mind and clarity of purpose in the best-performing alternative asset you could buy.

We are Cask Trade.

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“I think it’s worth investing in Whisky, but it’s harder and harder to invest in the right bottles. Casks on the other hand are much easier. Make sure you choose a good company to buy from though. Cask Trade is a good place to start. I am a non-executive director on their board and know they are trustworthy.” – Sir Colin Hampden-White, Cask Trade Director

Client testimonials

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Cask Trade was one of the first fully legit companies I’ve come across. I now see Simon as a friend and I’ve been to a whisky tasting at his house. He got into it in the same was as me - from a love of whisky, to collecting bottles and then buying casks. The team Simon has assembled really know their stuff and it’s a great way to do business. It’s not just a business to buy and sell, it’s a ‘look after your customer’ kind of business and they have been happy to advise me on other casks I’ve bought elsewhere.

James S.

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I am new to cask investment; I recently brought a cask and tasted it. I would like to give some praise to Josh who helped me through the process, without his advice I would never have thought about investing in whisky. I feel quite excited to have my own barrel, and I just wanted to praise Josh's professional approach and assistance on my journey.

Graham M.

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I currently receive your stockist after purchasing a cask through Josh back in August to open my portfolio. I'm 100% happy with the service I have had to date and I look forward every week to the email released by the team with the latest offerings.

Ash P.

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I would happily recommend Cask Trade to anyone in our line of work who are looking for a reliable and professional cask stockist to work with. I am delighted with the level of professionalism and help that we have received with any and every approach that we have made towards them.

Viktorija M.

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