Cask Trade ranks 21st in The Sunday Times Top 100 Fastest-Growing Businesses of 2023

An annual celebration of the UK’s entrepreneurial achievements

Poppy W-B

Cask Trade is thrilled to announce that its inclusion in the prestigious Sunday Times list of the Fastest-Growing Companies in 2023. The London based cask whisky merchant for collectors, enthusiasts and independent trade bottlers is one of three beverage focussed business to be recognised in this years’ list.

The annual Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies report is published by the Sunday Times in partnership with research partner Beauhurst in association with Barclays. The report celebrates Britain’s most entrepreneurial companies exhibiting the highest levels of absolute growth and compound annual growth rate over the past 4 years.

Since its inception in 2018 by whisky enthusiast and entrepreneur Simon Aron, Cask Trade has gone from strength to strength, offering a true marketplace for private buyers and independent trade customers to buy, sell and discover whisky, whiskey, rum and Armagnac. The dedicated team of cask spirit fanatics has grown from one small office of 5 in 2018 to 26 over four offices on London’s Regent Street, boasting a sample cupboard of over 500 casks available to visiting clients every day of the week.

Over the past year Cask Trade has continued its organic growth, expanding its client base in Europe, the Australia and Asia with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Sydney. The services and products on offer to clients has grown too, with the introduction of two sister brands Regent Street Cask Bottlers and offering circular investment and exit options to customers; and the introduction of premium Rums to the stock list via their barrel partner Renegade Rum. The next step for Cask Trade is focused on market education, best practice throughout the industry and consumer empowerment through knowledge. With planned releases including quarterly portfolio reports, industry insights and cask ownership webinars and workshops.

Commenting on the achievement, Simon Aron, founder and CEO of Cask Trade, said: “I feel truly honoured to be included in The Sunday Times Hundred list. 

“I never imagined when I bought my first bottle in the 1990s I would turn a passion into a business and be able to share my love for whisky with so many enthusiasts.  

“We are proud to be hard-working advocates for this industry all over the world. Cask Trade’s amazing achievements over the past four years are a testament to my co-directors and our expert and dedicated team which has led to us being recognised alongside this incredible list of UK businesses.