Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
In light of the continuing situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Whisky Shop would like to reassure our customers that we are doing everything we can to minimise disruption to our service, while complying with all guidance and advice issued by the government for the well-being of our staff and customers. Please read on for more information on how we are responding in our shops and online business.
Our online shop is open, accepting and dispatching orders as normal
Free UK Delivery
We are offering free UK delivery on all orders over £75. To take advantage of this offer, just select ‘Free Delivery’ as your delivery method during checkout. This service is a free of charge standard service using our courier DPD, which will take 3-4 working days for delivery.
All UK deliveries continue as normal. Our courier has confirmed that all DPD depots and hubs are working as normal and there are no closures affecting any of these sites. For information on UK delivery click here.
International deliveries are largely continuing as normal also, however we are unable to deliver to some destinations due to ongoing Brexit trade negotiations. For information on international delivery click here.
For our customers who are concerned about coming into contact with others during the delivery process, our main courier DPD offers a range of in-flight delivery options such as ‘Deliver to a Safe Place’ or ‘Deliver to a Neighbour’. These options will allow you to choose where your parcel is placed upon delivery, meaning you can still receive your order if you are following guidance on self-isolation or just social distancing. To select one of these options, you can click the tracking link you receive by email or text message after your order has been dispatched from our warehouse.
DPD have also confirmed that recipients do not need to sign the driver’s handheld device to confirm delivery, drivers will take a picture of the parcel upon delivery to eliminate the need for contact.
If you need to send an order directly to a friend, relative, or associate, you can enter a gift message on the basket page. We will print this message on a Whisky Shop postcard and include it in the parcel to ensure the recipient knows exactly who has sent it and why. This could be a great way of reaching out to a friend or relative who is self-isolating and putting a smile on their face.
All of our shops are now open
All of our shops are now open. While we endeavour to remain open, we may have to close shops temporarily and at short notice if staff numbers are affected. When this happens we’ll update our shop information on the website so you don’t have any disappointing journeys – please always check the latest information before travelling.
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In line with current guidance, our shops have the following measures in place to keep you safe in store:
- Antibacterial hand gel will be provided.
- Face coverings are no longer legally required in any part of the UK, but customers are encouraged to keep using ‘Covid sense’ by wearing a face covering in indoor public places.
- Please do not enter one of the shops if you are experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Our online auctions are open and running as normal
If you wish to submit bottles for auction, please get in touch with us by email at [email protected] to discuss. We can arrange for free home collection and may be able to supply packing material to help you get your bottles to our Auction House.
Home delivery services continue as normal. For up to date information on international delivery click here.
We continue to offer free storage of won lots at our Auction House.
We will continue to review this information along with all processes and procedures in line with national and local government advice.