Trade Clients

Over half of our business is with Independent Bottlers around the world. We have over 300 trade customers who bottle casks with us.

Our Trade Services

We keep our prices low so private clients can get involved, and so the trade are able to bottle and sell at a reasonable price. We have sold to date over 2000 casks to Trade and Independent Bottlers. Over 575,000 bottles sold to retail or waiting to be bottled.

Samples & Regauges 

Based on serious interest and the availability of the specific sample, the first sample of the cask the customer is interested in buying is free. Once the cask has been purchased, and if the customer chooses to not bottle it straight away but instead mature it longer, the sample cost is approximately £50-£100 per cask (+ postage for the sample). Similarly, the regauge cost is approx. £50-£100. The price depends on the cask and the warehouse where it is located. Cask Trade requests samples/ regauges from the specific warehouse and invoices the customer accordingly. This is part of our service based on Cask Trade being the Duty Representative for the customer and holding casks under the customer’s name but under Cask Trade WOWGR (warehouse license).

 

Shipping

We ship internationally, the shipment is generally organised by the customer - however we can organise shipping through our courier partners. Customs and correct documents requirements are down to the customer. A cask can fit on 1 standard pallet which fits 100 cases of 6 x 70cl bottles or on an EU pallet which fits 64 cases of 6 x 70cl bottles. The empty cask can also be shipped to the customer at extra cost.

Cask Management

For a small fee, we can provide a health check for your cask. This will inform you of the number of litres, the alcohol content, and a sample so we can accurately and advise you on how your cask is maturing.

Storing

Invoiced to the customer every January in arrears – approximately £40-£50 for a hogshead or barrel and approximately £50-£60 for a sherry butt per year (dependent on the warehouse).

Re-racking Costs

The reracking service costs approximately £150 + the cost of an empty cask which ranges approximately from £50 to £5,000 per cask. We can source the cask or the customer can; the customer may need to move the cask depending on the warehouse offering this service.

Bottling

We work with several bottling halls directly and can arrange bottling with a bottler of the customer’s choice should they wish. The approximate costs of bottling and labelling £5-£6 per bottle including dry goods (glass bottle, cork, foil, and case of 6 card packaging). If organising the bottling on the customer’s behalf, Cask Trade will add +10% admin fee on top of the bottling cost. For trade customers, we advise the customer to arrange bottling directly, therefore omitting the +10% admin fee. We can introduce trade customers to bottling halls if they do not already use one of their choice. Please note the more bespoke, the more expensive the bottle.

Labelling

You have the option to design your own label that will need to be SWA-approved prior to printing. We can assist you with each stage of the labelling process. 

Packaging 

We can offer a variety of different corks, foils, finishes, glassware and outer packaging. If you would like a gift box or bespoke bottle/packaging, this would be an extra cost. 

Regent Street Cask Bottlers

Our dedicated bottling service is there as an option if required. We are not Independent Bottlers, but we can bottle for you.

Regent Street Cask Bottlers

Cask Trade Hong Kong

Our new Hong Kong office is there to provide support and service for the Asian market.

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