Terms & Conditions
About The Whisky Barrel
The Whisky Barrel is an online whisky shop based in Edinburgh, Scotland. If you need to contact us please send us an email or you can telephone us on +44(0)845 2248 156. We are happy to assist in any way we can.
Minimum Age Restrictions
We can only sell alcoholic beverages to customers who are at least 18 years of age. By placing an order with The Whisky Barrel you confirm that you meet the Minimum Legal Age for purchasing alcoholic beverages in your country of residence.
If you are ordering from us for the first time we may only ship to the cardholders address unless you activate cardholder password authentication on your card. For security reasons we may request additional proof of identify by email.
Orders must be settled in full before shipping.
Payment can only be made online through thewhiskybarrel.com (sorry, we do not accept telephone orders) using VISA, MasterCard, Solo, American Express or Paypal.
If you wish to pay by bank transfer please contact us for an invoice.
We encourage the use of 'Verified by Visa' and 'MasterCard SecureCode'. This requires the cardholder to provide a personal password or pin number when paying for goods online with their credit card just as they would provide a pin on the high street. Cardholders can sign up to the service with their card provider at no cost and are reassured that their card is protected from fraudulent use on the internet.
Your order is encrypted and processed on a PCI compliant secure server. The Whisky Barrel does not store payment card information.
Taxes & Duties
Products on TheWhiskyBarrel.com are subject to United Kingdom taxation. Where we are dispatching goods to countries outside the European Union you will not be charged VAT by The Whisky Barrel but you may be subject to local import taxes. These additional charges and responsibilities must be borne by the customer. For further information about customs policies and charges in your country of residence please contact your local customs office.
Sweden: Orders to Sweden are subject to Swedish alchol duty at 501.41 kr per litre of pure alcohol. This is calculated in the checkout and paid to Skatteverket.
All of our parcels include tracking and require a signature upon receipt.
Please allow 1 working day to pick and pack your order. During busy seasons this can take a little longer.
We offer fixed price domestic and international shipping costs based on size and weight. Subject to stock availability domestic mainland deliveries are shipped using a 48 hour delivery courier service (Monday-Friday). Delivery to a European address normally takes 2-3 days. Delivery to other countries normally takes 4-10 days.
If your order is returned to us due to non-delivery we will give you the option of re-shipping the goods (at your expense) or refunding your order less our shipping fee.
Canada: Please note that due to Customs regulations for the import of alcoholic products to Canada we cannot guarantee delivery or be responsible for items damaged or seized by Customs to that country. For this reason, we ship goods to Canada entirely at the risk of the customer. In practice most consignments get through.
If your parcel is found to be damaged upon delivery please report this to the delivery driver immediately and then to The Whisky Barrel.
Please DO NOT REFUSE a parcel. Undelivered items returned to us incur an additional delivery charge from our carrier for which you may be liable.
Where you have already received the goods, you have the right to cancel within 7 working days starting from the day after receiving the delivery. The goods must be returned to us unopened (sealed) together with the original invoice within 7-days of the agreed cancellation date. On receipt of the return we will refund the purchase in full to your payment card.
The customer must arrange and pay for returning the goods including insurance. The Whisky Barrel will not be responsible for loss or damage in transit of the returned goods.
We strive to keep our stock control up to date and ensure the accuracy of stock content on the web site. Occasionally an item may be out of stock and/or discontinued - in such an eventuality we will inform you promptly, and may suggest an alternative.
Product specifications and prices may change without notice.
Rare & Collectable Bottles
These bottles are occasionally very old and as such the packaging and labels may not be in their original state. By submitting an order you confirm that you have understood this term. If you would like confirmation of the condition of individual products please contact us by email before placing an order and we will reply as quickly as possible.
We do not buy private whisky collections.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Whisky Barrel & The Scotch Office are registered trademarks of The Whisky Barrel (Scotland) Ltd.
All contents such as text, logos, photographs and other material displayed on TheWhiskyBarrel.com are protected by United Kingdom and international copyright laws. You may not extract any of the contents of the website without prior express written permission from The Whisky Barrel (Scotland) Ltd and Digital Six Ltd.
In the event that we identify, in commercial use, infringements of our intellectual property rights we will invoice the offending company or individual for the unauthorised use at our nominated rates.
Names of other companies and products mentioned on TheWhiskyBarrel.com may also be the Trademarks of their respective owners.
If You Need to Contact Us
Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our telephone number is: +44 (0)845 2248 156
If you need to write to us:-
The Whisky Barrel (Scotland) Limited
PO BOX 23803