Award Winning Online Whiskey Shop


We think we are pretty good at what we do. But don't just take our word for it. We have featured almost every year in Whisky Magazine's Icons of Whisky Scotland category since 2008 and in 2018 scooped the top award for Online Retailer of the Year. In 2017 we were runners-up in the prestigious annual International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) awards.

Queen’s Award For Enterprise: International Trade 2019


'TheWhisky awarded the Queen's Award for Outstanding Continuous Growth in overseas sales over the last 6 years. is one of 200 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Announced in April 2019 has been recognised for its excellence in international trade.

Now in its 53rd year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.

Icons of Whisky Scotland 2018 - Winner Online Retailer of the Year

the won the category for online retailer of the year at the annual Icons of Whisky Scotland awards for 2018.

Coinciding with our 10th Anniversary and the launch of a new and greatly improved customer website in 2017, The Whisky Barrel was recognised for offering an extensive range of scotch whiskies, rum and gin alongside excellent customer service. 2017 saw the launch of a number of exclusive single cask whiskies and rums in collaboration with some of our independent whisky merchants, bottlers and micro-distillers.

International Wine and Spirits Competition 2016 Runner-Up


The Whisky Barrel was shortlisted for Online retailer of the Year 2016 in the IWSC. Attending a special awards ceremony at the Guildhall in London, we were sadly pipped to the top award but we firmly placed ourselves as one of the world’s top retailers by claiming a runners-up spot.

The IWSC is known as the “Oscars of the industry” recognising mainly Producers of the world’s wines and spirits but also with categories for retailers.

Icons of Whisky Scotland 2009 - Highly Commended


In 2008 The Whisky Barrel was awarded a runners-up spot and high commended for the Icons of Whisky Retailer of the Year Online Outlet for 2009.

With The Whisky Barrel having only been established in 2007 this proved to be a marker of the future success of the business which has proven to grow into one of the world’s leading online specialist scotch whisky retailers.

The Whisky Barrel has also featured in Icons of Whisky Scotland in the category for Online Retailer of the Year for almost every year since 2008 recognising our place within the online retail sector for Scotch Whisky.