About Whiskybroker Ltd

Established in 2010 as a "one-man band" we aim to source and sell casks of whisky to enthusiasts and clubs wishing to purchase larger quantities of whisky at cheaper prices per bottle.

In 2010 we purchased casks and left them all over Scotland, but by early 2011 it became clear that in order to help our customers get their whisky home, we had to start offering a bottling service.

In early 2011 we moved into a small rented unit of around 100m2 which had space for 45 casks on one side, 18-24 pallets on another side and a small bottling area at the back. This was approve by HMRC and helped get the business under way.

By 2014 we had been struggling to cope with the limited space and had taken on additional units for storage but fortunately a former steelworks came up for sale. On a 15 acre site, the buildings had around 6500m2 of storage, and office block and two houses attached, which gave us more space than we could have dreamt of filling but no small amount of internal building work required to make the buildings suitable.

In 2023 we made a major upgrade to our bottling halls, with lots of insulation, plastic wall lining and new equipment to make the bottling lines more efficient. We pride ourselves on being incredibly flexible with what we bottle and how quickly we can change our products over.

In 2024 we now have around 26 employees and a constant balance of around 28,000 casks and very little spare space until our two new warehouses come online around April 2024. They should give between 12,000 and 14,000 extra cask spaces.

Some day soon we'll start to slow down on new warehouses and start to focus on making the premises more visitor friendly. Possibly a new office block incorporating a visitor centre will be on the cards when we get a chance.

Cheers,
Martin Armstrong

Meet The Team

Martin Armstrong

Martin Armstrong

Director. Desk rarely visible under tools and paperwork.

Jane Armstrong

Jane Armstrong

Director. Sage Accounts master.

David Howie

David Howie

Keeper of Keys at Hogwarts. Biggest man in Creetown. Responsible for preparing bottlings from the cask to the tank.

James Parker

James Parker

Dispatch. The man who wraps and cuddles your pallets before they leave.

Laura Flannighan

Laura Flannighan

With us since 2016, Laura makes sure your labels are perfect.

Robyn Galloway

Robyn Galloway

HMRC guru/recordkeeper

Amanda Maxwell

Amanda Maxwell

Creetown girl. Fan of Country Music. Bottling and Labelling.

Barry McNab

Barry McNab

Big man from Northern Ireland. Keeps track of all bottled stock and packaging. Compensating for lack of hair with surplus of facial hair.

Kerry McWilliam

Kerry McWilliam

Invoice maker. Chases down the money with a her knuckle dusters.

Shannen Heron

Shannen Heron

Gets your product where it needs to be. If James is the donkey, Shannen is the stick.

Anne Hughes

Anne Hughes

Started in 2023 and quickly becoming an expert in dealing with transporters and cask shipments.

Donna Robison

Donna Robison

The quiet one. One to watch on a night out. HMRC record keeping and following the numbers is Donna's forte.

Rachael Cluckie

Rachael Cluckie

The one with a coat of many colours - cask barcodes, labels, printing, emails and online shop.

Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Fancies himself... as a cask whisperer. Regauging and cask transfers are his thing.

Kevin Hughes

Kevin Hughes

New for 2023. Quickly learning the ropes of regauging and cask transfers.

Marc Whyte

Marc Whyte

Football crazy, fortunately no longer sporting his hairband. Team leader of the warehouse squad - responsible for not dropping your cask from 8m in the air.

Kian Carnochan

Kian Carnochan

Warehouse team member from Whithorn. Always smiling. Has been known to put his finger in places it shouldn't go. Still a few lives remaining for this cool cat.

Lachlan Bartlett

Lachlan Bartlett

New for 2023, but fits right in. Third member of the warehouse tripod.

Marta Higgins

Marta Higgins

Where to start... Creetown lass through and through (by way of Poland), but joined us in 2022 and immediately put everybody in their place. Too scared to write a sarcastic comment here.

Shona Cameron

Shona Cameron

Another dark horse here. Great bottler who loves a bit of wheel spin.

Alison McGaw

Alison McGaw

The quiet one. Gives little away, so we're going to have to keep digging.

Dean Covington

Dean Covington

One of our longest serving and most versatile members of staff. Currently in the bottling hall, but able to turn his hand in the warehouse too.

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