We're in the whisky business

At Cask Trade, we have united people from across the whisky industry into our business.

We are collectors, we are whisky cask sales professionals, and we are masters of tasting and grading whisky. It goes without saying, we’re also huge enthusiasts.

At Cask Trade, we have united people from across the whisky industry into our business.

We are collectors, we are whisky cask sales professionals, and we are masters of tasting and grading whisky. It goes without saying, we’re also huge enthusiasts.

We create a marketplace

OPEN MARKETPLACE

OPEN MARKETPLACE

By creating the largest cask marketplace in the world, we are helping whisky lovers and investors to buy and sell casks of exceptional whisky.

CASK LIFE CYCLE

CASK LIFE CYCLE

We take care of every cask through each stage of its life. - From the date the whisky is distilled, to the day it has been aged to perfection.

WHISKY APPRECIATION

WHISKY APPRECIATION

We appreciate the art of making whisky. The uniqueness of the single cask, and the nose, palate and finish of a dram.

“Cast Trade are creating a real marketplace for trading whisky. Not just another brokerage.”

– Simon Aron, Cask Trade Managing Director

Cask Whisky Investment Guide

 

Our values

Trust

Trust

Transparency is often a misused word. And trust needs to be earned. We believe that by doing things differently, we can make a difference.

EXPERTISE

EXPERTISE

Our combined knowledge of buying, selling, tasting, collecting and investing, ensures that you are in safe hands.

Passion

Passion

We are passionate about everything related to whisky - from how it’s made, to how it’s enjoyed. We want to share our passion and our knowledge, to help you become part of this exciting market.

Our People

Simon, master of whisky appreciation

SIMON ARON

'The Collector'

An experienced entrepreneurial angel and investor, Simon has helped get tech start-ups, medical technology and agricultural ventures around the world off the ground. He is highly experienced in financial modelling, fund management and building companies.

Lee, master of whisky appreciation

LEE TOMLINSON

‘The Trader’

Lee has a decade of experience in the drinks trade, having sold thousands of whisky casks over the years. He started his career in sales at Jeroboams, then quickly progressed into management at the iconic Milroy’s of Soho, taking part in the store returning to independent ownership. Following this, he built the cask sales division at Woolfsung Wine & Spirits Merchants.

Theo, master of whisky appreciation

DR THEO EMPLESLIDIS MD

‘The Oracle‘

Theo is the founder of three whisky retail stores in Greece, and one of the first to import from distilleries such as Glenfarclas, Bowmore and Macallan. He was also a pioneer in launching the first ‘Whisky Show Greece’. He sold the business in 2008, when he moved to the UK.

Colin, master of whisky appreciation

SIR COLIN HAMPDEN-WHITE

‘The Keeper’

Colin is a Keeper of the Quaich, and sits on the judging panel at the Whisky Awards. Lately, he has also become a television personality – as presenter and producer of ‘The Three Drinkers’ on Amazon Prime.

James, master of whisky appreciation

JAMES RUSSELL

‘The Protégé’

While finessing his mastery of the violin as a music conservatoire student, James also began his career in the whisky industry. At the age of 18, he joined Milroys of Soho in London where he ran regular tastings, and further developed his love of Scotch.

Leo, master of whisky appreciation

LEO SCOTT-FRANCIS

‘The Veteran’

Leo has been involved in the wine and spirits industry for the past 20 years. He specialises in dealing with private clients as well as trade, building their whisky investment portfolios and managing them throughout their lifetime. He has sold in excess of 600 casks.