Our History

The Whisky Vault was born from ideas created by Philip and Richard Hawley, a Father/Son relationship, based in Yorkshire, UK. We are an incredibly enthusiastic business and currently run this as an entirely family-oriented project.

Since the idea was embraced, many moons ago, we have been hard at work putting all the pieces together, in order to turn our vision into reality. The business was established way back in 2008, yet we still feel like there is plenty of room for growth and improvement - something we work tirelessly on every day.

Philip had been collecting rare specimens of whisky for a number of years, but that hobby turned into a passion. As time progressed, it was clear Philip had a real eye for quality and that this could become more than a pastime, it was time to put our skills together to create something special; what would later, of course, become The Whisky Vault.

Richard has gained a lot of experience in the customer service industry and has successfully owned a thriving bar in Leeds, one which is still going strong today. This, coupled with an honorary degree in Business and Computing, really gave us a chance to set the ball rolling, as a pair we had our key ingredients.

With Richard at the helm of all the design and content of the site, plus the set up and licensing requirements, it was left to Philip to effectively be our stock controller and manager, ensuring we had plentiful, but essentially, quality products to offer to the world’s army of whisky lovers.

Today, with over 2,000 items in our catalogue, we own expressions of whisky that are very rare and indeed highly sought after. We will endeavour to keep the site exciting and fresh and therefore be consistently adding new products, as and when we acquire them.

Having a customer services background, we understand the importance of fair, quality and efficient service. We adhere to this policy relentlessly.

We have detailed photographs of every bottle we have for sale, instead of using stock photos, so you can examine each product as it is. If you require further details or photos, please contact us.

If there are any other issues that require clarity, we are more than willing to be of assistance, likewise we would also be keen to hear any feedback.

Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Most of all, we hope you enjoy the site...

Richard and Philip Hawley.