Cask Storage

Hold your cask in your name at a purpose built cask storage warehouse

Complete peace of mind

We partner with Cadus Vaults to store your cask safely and securely. Cadus already store thousands of casks in their HMRC approved bonded warehouse.

We ensure that you have all the necessary legal paperwork to prove your full ownership of the cask.

Full Transparency Of All Costs Upfront

Legal Paperwork Proving Your Full Ownership

Safe, Secure, Purpose Built Cask Storage

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  • Purpose built exclusively for 3rd party cask maturation and storage
  • A full HMRC bonded warehouse
  • Secure site
  • 1,000’s of casks stored
  • Experienced, award-winning team managing cask maturation and storage
  • Casks managed onsite for over 17 years
  • All Casks are hand inspected
  • Sampling and fill measurement (regauging)

Storage FAQs

We’re specialists in, and massive fans of, English Whisky. We have great relationships with English Whisky distilleries all across England and these allow us to get some truly great casks of whisky.

Our retail background means we don't just sell casks, we curate a full end-to-end experience for the entire journey of cask ownership through bottling, to delivery and final enjoyment of your whisky in a glass.

Our partners at Cadus Vaults are based in Norfolk.

You cask must be stored in a HMRC registered bonded warehouse. Duty is suspended until the whisky leaves the warehouse (usually for bottling).

You are welcome to visit your cask on appointment - see the Full Terms and Conditions below.

Warehouse storage costs vary between £65 and £75 a year depending on size of cask.

You will be provided with proof of your full legal ownership of any cask purchased.

Importantly, it will NOT be held as an asset of Digital Distiller on your behalf; rather it will be legally in your name.

You absolutely can have your cask insured. That said, many people choose NOT to insure their casks because bonded warehouses are both very secure and very safe. Because duty is suspended on the contents of the warehouse, HMRC have a strong vested interest in checking that the facilities are safe, secure and extremely tightly run!

However, insurance is, of course, available if you want it!

When should the whisky be bottled?

Exactly when the whisky is bottled... is up to you! We will, of course, provide you with guidance as to the options, and there are some important considerations, such as:

- whisky can be left too long in a cask and lose its optimal balance of flavours

- if left too long the ABV (alcoholic strength) would eventually drop below 40%, below which the spirit may no longer be classed as whisky

How will the whisky be bottled?

- sometimes the originating distillery will be able to bottle, sometimes an independent bottler will do this

- size of bottle and labelling options will be discussed with you prior to bottling. There are a range of options available in terms of bottle shape and size, closures, labels etc.

- you can arrange your own bottling if you wish, however duty will need to be paid before the cask is released from the bonded warehouse

Cask Sales Terms and Conditions

1. The 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, CDC, 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 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 X years’ storage and insurance charges are included in the purchase price.
7. Casks are stored at Cadus Vaults in Norfolk which is 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. Pricing is subject to UK duty and VAT which is subject to change by HMRC without notice.
13. Bottling will be carried out by the Distillery at the prevailing cost at the time of bottling. The cask must be bottled in its entirety. 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 the 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 on their behalf at no extra charge.


Adnams Casks and The English Whisky Company Casks are stored at Cadus Vaults in Norfolk.

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