Whisky Cask Investment Masters - Cask Trade

Meet The Whisky Masters

“We are entrepreneurs, collectors, and whisky enthusiasts. We are eager to share our passion and expertise, and believe that by doing things differently, we can make a difference.”

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 whisky cask, with a number of in-house exit options the process is easy and transparent. Meet the Masters of Whisky Appreciation behind Cask Trade.

Simon Aron Whisky Investor - Cask Trade Whisky Masters

Simon Aron

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 Tomlinson Whisky Cask Sales - Cask Trade Whisky Masters

Lee Tomlinson

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.

Colin Hampden-White Whisky Magazine Editor - Cask Trade Whisky Masters

Colin Hampden-White

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.

Colin was born in Scotland, where he attended the University of Edinburgh. Among his many skills, he is a professional and artistic photographer for the National Portrait Gallery, Conde Nast, and Lux. He is also a journalist for The Times, FT and The Scotsman. As well as an editor of the Whisky Quarterly magazine, and Drink Me magazine. Besides his regular appearances in print and on television, Colin is also a presenter on Whiskyradio.com and contributes to several podcasts.

Phil Huckle Whisky Brand Ambassador - Cask Trade Whisky Masters

Phil Huckle

- Brand Specialist 

Phil previously had a long career for Pernod Ricard as their UK Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador, representing famous brands like The Glenlivet, Aberlour, Chivas Regal and Royal Salute. He has travelled widely hosting many events and brings a lot of knowledge and experience to Cask Trade.

Myriam Mackenzie International Whisky Sales - Cask Trade Whisky Masters

Myriam Mackenzie - Senior Account Manager

Growing up in the heart of Speyside whisky has been a part of Myriam’s heritage from a young age, with 5 distilleries within walking distance of her hometown. What started out as a tour guide job at Glenfiddich soon turned into an international career in whisky, from family-owned Glenfarclas distillery to the widely acclaimed William Grant & Sons. Regularly traveling to export markets across the globe, with international sales and single cask bottlings as her focus, Myriam has built an impressive 8-year career in the Scotch whisky industry.

Hugh Troup Whisky Sales - Cask Trade Whisky Masters

Hugh Troup

- Sales & Marketing Manager

Hailing from Edinburgh and being raised in a family that were passionate about Scotch whisky, Hugh’s career path was set in stone. After training as a Chef, travelling Europe and living in Australia, Hugh came back to the UK and worked in the Edinburgh cocktail-bar scene, Quickly moving onto The Scotch Whisky Experience and ending up at Edrington-Beam Suntory UK, selling their prestigious Bowmore & Macallan portfolios.

Josh Wood Whisky Sales - Cask Trade Whisky Masters

Josh Wood

- Sales & Marketing Manager

Josh managed to find his way to Cask Trade by being first and foremost a huge whisky enthusiast. Having already had distinguished career in recruitment, he decided to combine his passion for whisky and sales background, and the rest is history as they say. Possessing an incredible knowledge of all aspects of the whisky world is only possibly equalled by his love for cigars.

Jack Crozier Whisky Sales - Cask Trade Whisky Masters

Jack Crozier - Sales & Marketing Manager

Jack is from Scotland’s Central Belt region, and he went from working in the hospitality industry to forging a very successful career in Scotch whisky. Spells working for the illustrious giants of Beam-Suntory, Edrington and Pernod Ricard have helped in building an exemplary knowledge of the whisky world.

Sarah Leonard Whisky Sales - Cask Trade Whisky Masters

Sarah Leonard - Sales & Marketing Manager

Hailing from the Emerald Isles, it is safe to say that Sarah is our Irish whiskey expert, having spent time as Tullamore Dews US Brand Ambassador. However, her knowledge on Scotch whisky is very impressive too having previously worked for William Grant & Sons.

Jordan Edwards Whisky Sales - Cask Trade Whisky Masters

Jordan Edwards - Sales & Marketing Executive 

Jordan’s passion for Scotch Whisky was ignited during his Edinburgh student days when working as a bartender in one of the city’s most prestigious venues. A year at the Scotch Whisky Experience beckoned before an International Brand Ambassador role with Chivas Brothers took him to promote their brands in India. Before Cask Trade he also spent time working in the Chivas Brothers blending team in Dumbarton and Pernod Ricard’s sales team in London.

John Wong Whisky Sales Hong Kong - Cask Trade Whisky Masters

John Wong - Hong Kong Sales & Marketing Director

Before joining Cask Trade, John Wong was a customer of the company. After years of bar-hopping and meeting fellow whisky enthusiasts, John was introduced to Cask Trade. 

Impressed by the ethos and passion of the business, John decided that a career in whisky cask trading was his next port of call. John has taken the helm for the Cask Trade Hong Kong team and through his expert knowledge of whisky, he has guided the team to new heights.

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