We're in the whisky business

We have united people from across the whisky industry into our business.

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

We have united people from across the whisky industry into our business.

We're collectors, we’re whisky cask sales professionals, and we’re 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’re 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.

“Cask Trade are creating a real marketplace, not just another brokerage”

– Simon Aron, Cask Trade Managing Director

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 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 TOMLINSON

‘The Trader’

Lee has a decade of experience in the drinks trade, mainly in the whisky industry. He started his career in sales at Jeroboams, then quickly progressed into management and later became an owner-manager in Milroy’s of Soho. Milroy’s is renowned as one of London’s oldest whisky merchants.


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.


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 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 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.