The CWA is made up of two boards of members and advisors, together with cask whisky companies, distilleries, impartial bottlers, whisky specialists and authors in addition to authorized and insurance coverage professionals working throughout the sector.
Chairman of the advisory board and spokesman for the CWA, Colin Hampden-White, mentioned: “The CWA exists to guard non-public clients from unscrupulous enterprise practices and merchants and safeguard impartial bottlers from over-inflated pricing.”
The affiliation goals to set the most effective practices in cask whisky possession and sale to guard clients and the broader whisky trade.
The Affiliation is in discussions with the Scotch Whisky Affiliation (SWA), the Worshipful Firm of Distillers and the Promoting Requirements Authority (ASA), searching for cooperation and collaboration to handle points within the sector.
It is usually petitioning The Bonded Warehousekeepers Affiliation (The BWA) to achieve its help.
Whisky knowledgeable and creator Hans Offringa, who sits on the CWA’s advisory board, mentioned: “If you wish to purchase whisky, go to a trusted firm and get some recommendation, that method you’ll keep away from any pitfalls. That’s why I feel certification and licensing is so essential.
“The CWA offers a top quality hallmark for individuals seeking to purchase and put money into whisky. There are a whole lot of cowboys on the market and we don’t need them to discredit good firms and wreck good enterprise,” Offringa added.
Membership to the CWA is open to UK-based, financially-stable firms who uphold high quality requirements and retain all acceptable licences.
The CWA is a voluntary organisation open to all cask whisky firms. Functions will probably be reviewed semi-annually by the chief board and overseen by the impartial advisory board.