Leading experts In the trading of Whisky

Dalkeith Brokerage provides whisky casks and rare bottles for trade.

What is Whisky?

Whisky was first mentioned in the 15th century, with its popularity growing steadily.  By the 1880s the Scots had more than 170 distilleries whilst the Irish had 28.  However, it wasn’t until 1923 that mass manufacturing began in earnest.

A Single Malt is made with malted barley in pot stills at a single distillery.  The goal is to achieve very distinctive flavours and nuances that exemplify a single distillery’s style.  A Blended Scotch Whisky is made by combining several single malts with wheat and/or corn whiskies in column stills.

Its taste depends on a variety of factors, however it is the care that is applied at the manufacturing state, that really brings out the flavour and improves the quality of the spirit.

Key Facts & Figures

Did you know that Scotch Whisky is a national Trademark and can only be produced in Scotland?
Or that France sells more Scotch in one month, than they do Cognac in one year?

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Our Team

Our team of experts combine to ensure
you get the best return on your investment.

Saul Taylor

Managing Director
Saul Taylor

With a history in the Trading and Investment Management space for nine years at the Bank of New York/ConvergeX, Saul traded on behalf of some of the largest international asset managers.

Saul built a great network within the market, and from there he joined Visium Asset Management, the large international hedge fund, with responsibility for European trading.

Saul is well known within the Trading community.  He has participated in Trading and Investment Management conferences across the world and a commentator on Equity Markets for Bloomberg.

With a passion for Whisky, he started trading privately before joining Danny to co-found the Dalkeith Brokerage to offer an innovative and exciting alternative to the Investment Management community.

Danny Saltman

Sales Director
Danny Saltman

With a career spanning over fifteen years entirely devoted to luxury alcohol, The Dalkeith Brokerage is the culmination of years of dreaming, learning and exploring.

Danny started his career in selling wine before moving to run a boutique Wine and Whisky shop in London.  It was here where his love for Whisky truly flourished, with a section dedicated to independent bottlers.

Thanks to his extensive experience in the market, he has been asked to educate on both Whisky and Wine around the world whilst building his own private collection of Whisky casks and bottles.

This knowledge, as well as a desire to push and realise his personal ambitions, saw him join Saul to co-found The Dalkeith Brokerage.

Ronnie Routledge

Head of Whisky
Ronnie Routledge

Ronnie has joined Dalkeith Brokerage following a 33 year career in the UK and world drinks industry, 26 years specifically in the worldwide Scotch Whisky field.

He is one of the most recognised names in the whisky business and is both a Keeper of the Quaich and Whisky Industry judge for the last 19 years.

As the Head of Whisky, Ronnie is ultimately responsible for cask sourcing and pricing at Dalkeith.

He has worked in a number of roles at various distilleries including Glenglassaugh, Glendronach and Benriach.  He has specific expertise in the Independent Bottling world, having worked for both Duncan Taylor and Gordon & MacPhail.

Todd Wiesel

Head of Old and Rare Bottles
Todd Wiesel

Todd is an experienced whisky trader and collector. He has consulted for numerous brands and independent bottlers in the bourbon, scotch, and whisky markets, as well as other spirits and wine.

Through his travels he has developed an extensive global network of collectors of old and rare bottles. Todd maintains a close eye on global markets, advising his clients on evaluations, trends and key investment areas.

Todd is responsible for sourcing and pricing our old and rare bottles at Dalkeith, as well as running our New York office.

Jonathan Cohen

Finance and Operations Manager
Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan trained as an accountant in general practice before specialising in audit at a boutique firm in central London.

After 10 years in accountancy practice, Jonathan was keen to take on a new challenge and joined Dalkeith Brokerage to set-up and manage the finance and operational side of the business.

As well as looking after the financial side of the business, Jonathan is always on hand behind the scenes to support other departments when needed.

Contact Us

Do you have any questions?
Our team are here to help.

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Head Office (London)

+44 (0)20 3728 4433

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Scotland Office

+44 (0)1343 619 999

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