Cask Sales Terms & Conditions

Cask Sales Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions apply to the purchase of casks of new make or existing spirits.

  1. Your certificate of cask ownership and these Terms and Conditions comprise the contract of sale for the purchase of new make spirit between Digital Drinks Limited, a company registered in England under number 14503378, whose registered office is 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU, United Kingdom (hereinafter referred to as the Supplier, Digital Distiller, our, us and we) and a Customer (also referred to as you or your, purchaser and owner).
  2. The casks are only available for purchase by individuals or small groups. We require a single point of contact who will be the legal owner of the cask. on written instruction, ownership can be transferred to another, single named owner
  3. Payment is due before the cask is filled and payment for bottling costs will be required prior to bottling.
  4. The wooden cask remains the property of Digital Distiller
  5. Final bottle volumes will depend on cask type, age and the ABV that the whisky is finally bottled at.
  6. Up to 3 years’ storage and insurance cover of £1000 are included in the purchase price.
  7. Casks are stored in an HMRC accredited bonded warehouse.
  8. It is the responsibility of the cask owner to advise the company of any changes of address or ownership in writing.
  9. You are welcome to visit your cask, but this must be done strictly by appointment only. We request a minimum of a month’s notice in writing for private cask visits or cask sampling.
  10. You will be entitled to an annual sample of your spirit during the storage period. Upon request, we will take one 100ml duty paid sample per year which we will pass to you. Sampling directly from the cask is not permitted under any circumstances.
  11. The whisky cask is purchased in an individual capacity for own use, not for resale to an individual or bottler.
  12. On removal from a bonded warehouse, spirits are subject to UK Duty and VAT, the rates for which may be changed by HMRC without notice.
  13. A precise and up-to-date quote for bottling will procured on your request to bottle a cask. We require a minimum of 90 days’ notice of the owner’s intention to bottle their cask. On completion of bottling we can deliver at the prevailing rate to a UK address, or the cask owner can arrange for collection of the bottles.
  14. Digital Distiller and all associated logos, designs and devices are the property of Digital Drinks Limited.
  15. For UK taxpayers, UK Capital Gains Tax is not applicable as whisky is regarded as a ‘tangible’, ‘movable’ and ‘wasting asset’. Whisky purchased in cask for personal use, as gifts for family, godchildren and friends, etc would therefore be exempt.
  16. At the conclusion of the sale the liquid becomes the legal property of the customer and is held in bond and insured for £1000 on their behalf at no extra charge. Extended insurance is available upon request.
  17. if you have any further questions, or require clarification on any of the terms, please contact us.

Storage of casks distilled by Adnams Plc

Adnams Casks are stored at Cadus Vaults in Norfolk.


This page was last updated on 24.04.2024