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Welcome to CASK ALES

See our range of cask, real ale & IPA guest beers and lagers from a wide range of microbreweries and we are a supplier of british bottled beers and cask sales

Cask Ale and Craft Beer Wholesaler

See on the right click through for more details and to order/enquire for delivery of cask ales and bottled beers in the UK.

We have ales beers and lagers from Marston's Brewery, Copper Dragon, Green King IPA Grunhalle Lager Thwaites Wainwright Black Sheep Bitter & Bombardier to name a few so please take a look around.

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Handling Cask Conditioned Beers

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Handling Cask Conditioned Beers

Introduction

The condition of cask beer at the time of sale will depend on the way it is handled in your cellar.  When the beer is delivered the final fermentation and clarification is not yet complete.  Therefore, if the beer is to be presented to the customer in consistently good condition the following procedures must be adhered to at all times.

Stillaging (Thrawling)

Wherever possible casks must be stillaged (thrawled) on delivery.  Casks must be stillaged level and firmly scotched to prevent any movement.  This will allow the finings and sediment to settle in the “belly” of the casks.  Do not stillage casks with a forward tilt, since this will cause the sediment to collect close to the tap and may cause problems during dispense.

If insufficient space is available to stillage a cask on delivery, it should be scotched level on the floor. When space becomes available, the cask should be rolled, stillaged and re-vented to achieve best finings results.

Venting (Pegging, Spiling)

All casks should be vented on the day of delivery; ideally after two hours in the cellar to allow time for the beer to settle down. The venting procedure, together with cellar temperature control, affects the final condition and drinking qualities of the beer. 

Maintain the cellar temperature between 53 to 57°F (11.5 to 14.0°C).

Before venting, always clean the shive and vent hole with water and a small brush. The sealing plug (or tut) can then be knocked through the shive into the cask with a venting tool or hard, non-porous peg without fear of contaminating the beer.

Once all the casks have been vented, replace the knocked through sealing plug with a soft, porous peg, finger tight only. The porous peg should be examined frequently for signs of working, (gas release and froth formation), and must be replaced if it shows signs of becoming blocked.

Continue to use a porous peg until strong fermentation is over, and then insert a hard non-porous peg until the beer is required for sale.  Hard pegs should be inserted into the shive and tapped gently. The purpose of this is twofold; first, it prevents the remaining, naturally produced CO2 escaping from the beer in the cask, and thus maintains the sparkle and condition of the beer; second, it prevents air from entering the cask and thus minimises the risk of airborne infection.

During the period that the beer is hard pegged take the precaution of easing the peg periodically to check if excessive gas pressure has developed. If this has occurred, a few more hours under porous peg will be necessary.

All pegs should be used once only and immediately destroyed.  Unused pegs should be kept clean and dry, and stored tidily in a plastic bag or container to prevent any mould growth. Both types of peg together with spare keystones, shives and tap corks are available from suppliers on request.

Tapping

Each cask should be tapped, in turn, on delivery.  The keystone plug must be scrubbed with water and a small brush before tapping with a clean and sterile cask tap.  Take the hard peg out and have the tap partly open when driving in so that air trapped in the tap shank is pushed out and does not bubble up through the beer causing a disturbance.  The cask tap should be knocked carefully but firmly into the keystone using a rubber or wooden mallet.

Allow the cask time to settle after tapping, then sample for smell, taste and clarity.

 

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    Thwaites Wainwright

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    Bombardier

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    Greene King IPA

    Clean bitter finish

     
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    Tetley Cask

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    Black Sheep 9 Gallon keg

    Peppery Hop In The Mouth

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    Ash Blonde

    Blonde Fruity Ale

     
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    Oak Beauty

    Mild Bitter hint of Acorn

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    Red Squirrel

    Dark Red Beer

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    Midnight Stout

    Smooth traditional stout

     
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    Woodlands Best Bitter

    Premium Beer

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    Ambush

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    Cheshire Cat

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    Eastgate Ale

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    MadHatter

     
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    Oast House Gold

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    Old Dog Bitter

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    Grunhalle Lager

    Real Pilsner

     
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    Copper Dragon Best Bitter

    A Refreshing Amber Bitter

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    Copper Dragon Black Gold

    Traditional Ale

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    Copper Dragon Golden Pippin

    Light Blond Ale

     
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    Copper Dragon Trueman

    Amber Colour Ale

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    Copper Dragon Scotts 1816

    Full Bodied Ale

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    Jennings Cumberland

     
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    Jennings Bitter

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    Jennings Cocker Hoop

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    Jennings Sneck Lifter

     
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    Marstons Ale Shandy

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    Marstons Burton Bitter

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    Marstons Double Drop

     
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    Marstons EPA

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    Marstons Resolution

     
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    Marstons Oyster Stout

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    Marstons Pedigree

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    Marstons Strong Pale Ale

     
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    Ringwood Old Thumper

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    Ringwood Best Bitter

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    Ringwood Boon Doggle

     
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    Ringwood Forty Niner

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    Brakspear Bitter

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    Brakspear Oxford Gold

     
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    Brakspear Triple 111

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    Citra IPA

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    English Garden Ale

     
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    Franklins

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    Grumpy Guvnor

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    South Coast IPA

     
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    Underdog Best Bitter

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    West Pier Pale Ale

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    American Pale

     
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    Blonde

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    Scarborough Cascades

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    Sealord

     
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    Scarborough Stout

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    Hobgoblin

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    Banks Sunbeam

     
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    Scarborough Mild

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    Naylors Velvet

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    Naylors Bitter

     
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    Naylors Blonde

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    Naylors Old Ale

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    Naylors Magnum

     
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    Naylors Black Tan

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    Blueberry Bitter

    Classic Bitter

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    Cosmic

    Blackhole Brewery

     
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    Blackhole Bitter

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    Big Willie

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    Olive Branch

     
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    Cheshire Gold

    coachhouse Brewery

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    1914

    Mr Grundy Brewery

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    Bullet

    Mr Grundy Brewery

     
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    Golden Dawn

    Mr Grundy Brewery

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    Lord Kitchener

    Mr Grundy Brewery

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    Pip Squeak Wilfred

    Mr Grundy Brewery

     
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    Sniper

    Mr Grundy Brewery

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    Vampyr

    Mr Grundy Brewery

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    Apollo

    Blackhole Brewery

     
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    Asteroid

    Blackhole Brewery

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    Cyborg

    Blackhole Brewery

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    Milkyway

    Blackhole Brewery

     
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    No Escape

    Blackhole Brewery

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    Orbit

    Blackhole Brewery

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    Red Dwarf

    Blackhole Brewery

     
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    Starry Night

    Blackhole Brewery

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    Super Nova

    Blackhole Brewery

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    Twisted Brewing Co

    Rider Amber Ale

     
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    Twisted Brewing Co

    Gaucho Light Ale

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    Twisted Brewing Co

    Conscript Golden Ale

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    Twisted Brewing Co

    Pirate Best Bitter

     
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    Bude Brewery

    Black Rock

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    Bude Brewery

    Haven

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    Bude Brewery

    Summerleaze

     
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    Bude Brewery

    Neet Bitter

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    Bude Brewery

    Bude Sea Pool

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    Magus 3.8%

    Durham Brewery Very pale full flavoured session bitter

     
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    Black Bishop 4.1%

    Durham Brewery Crisp smokey Stout

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    Cloister 4.5%

    Durham Brewery Light golden modern bitter pale ale

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    Evensong 5.0%

    Durham Brewery First camra Champion Real ale in a bottle Deep ruby strong bitter old ale

     
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    Saint Cuthbert 6.5%

    Durham Brewery Light Golden modern India Pale Ale

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    Bombay 106 7.0%

    Durham Brewery Original 19th cenyury India Pale Ale

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    White Stout 7.2%

    Durham Brewery Rich Pale stout full bodied IPA

     
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    Bede's Chalice 9.0%

    Gold Medal 2010/2012 Deep amber strong ale Belgian Tripel

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    Temptation 10.0%

    Black Imperial Russian Stout

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    Coulls Craft Lager

    30LTR KEGS ABV 4.0%

     
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    Gold Digger 4.2%

    SIBA Winner 2014 Gold Award

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    Rok IPA ABV 4.0%

    Siba Winner 2014 Silver Award

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    Big Red ABV 3.8%

    World Beer Award Europe Silver

     
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    Florida Black ABV 4.5%

    World Beer Award Europe Gold

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    Tundra Wheat Beer ABV 4.8

    World Beer Awards Europe Gold

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    Nevis IPA ABV 4.0%

    A mountain of a beer is a chestnut red full bodied beast

     
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    Lomond Gold ABV 5.0%

    Pure bred blonde beer is a thrill to the senses

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    Glencoe Stout ABV 4.5%

    A wolf in sheeps clothing is a smoky stout has a silky touch

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    William Wallace ABV 4.5%

    This is the legend of scottish alesslightly sweet malty taste

     
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    Tyger Tyger

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    Engineers Best

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    Battlefield Gold

     
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    4TS Brewery Stout

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    4T'S Brewery Pale Ale

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    4T'S Brewery I.P.A

     
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    4T'S Brewery A.P.A

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    Black Sheep Brewery

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    Black Sheep Brewery

     
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    Black Sheep Brewery

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    Gun Powder Mild

    Premium Mild 3.8 ABV

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    Post Horn

    Premium Ale 5.0 ABV

     
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Caskales are proud to advertise Courtney's Cider this is real Devon Cider buy award winning Cider Maker 

Black sheep Ales now on sale

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4T'S Brewery New Core Range Available Now

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Bigshed Brewery Now on Sale

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Black Wolf Brewery Ales on sale

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Grey Hawk Brewery on Sale

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The Durham Brewery

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Blackhole Brewery also add there ales

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Mr Grundy Brewery to add all ales

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Coach House Cheshire Gold &Blueberry Bitter on Sale

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Marston's Brewery Full Range on Sale

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Marston one of the biggest independant breweries in the uk add all there ales to Caskales.com. There will be also there seasonal ales as well which we will be adding each month.

 
 

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About

CaskAles are a Real Ale Wholesaler that supplies some of the best quality Cask Ales on the market from regional breweries and some of the best micro breweries that have award winning ales. Cask Ales supply to Pub's, Hotels,  Restaurants, Festival's, Free Houses. All our Cask Ales come in 9 Gallon Kegs and 18 Gallon Kegs on request or in Bottles Please state which size you would like to order whether kegs or Bottles we can also Export to Europe. Our delivery areas are Cheshire, Lancaster, NorthWales. As a Cask Ale Wholesaler, we are able to offer a comprehensive range of National, Regional and Micro Brewers' beers IPA ales ciders and lagers.

 
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Our Terms

Cask Ales Terms & Conditions / Delivery

All prices are inclusive of VAT all products are offered subject to availability .Prices quoted are subject to brand owner and duty increases from time  to time. Caskales.com will endeavour to inform the customers of the increases how ever this may not always be possible.

CREDIT

Credit will be subject to suitable references and searches against you the applicant entity and principals, partners or members of the applicant entity at credit refrence agencies who will supply us with credit information to assess your credit application.

Caskales.com reserve the right to charge interest @ 4% above Bank of England base rate on any overdue debt or any debt over 35 days old unless coverd by agreed credit terms.Caskales may terminate this contract or suspend deliveries under this contract without notice if you become unable to pay your debts as they fall due if you cease to trade with Caskales.com. All outstanding accounts become due immediately any monies not settled with in the payment terms may be referred to a debt recovery agent.

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All  Goods remain the property of Caskales.com untill paid infull

All Goods must be examined on delivery and claims or breakages or loss must be notified at point of delivery Caskales.com will not accept any responsibility for breakages or loss after goods have been signed for.

By purchasing from Caskales.com you agree that you are not breaching any third party tie.

Goods are not supplied on sale or return basis.

By signing for a delivery from Caskales.com you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions of sale.