Terms & Conditions

OUR TERMS

  1. These terms

    1. What these terms cover. These are the terms and conditions on which we supply products to you.

    2. Why you should read them. Please read these terms carefully before you submit your order to us.  These terms tell you who we are, how we will provide products to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information.  If you think that there is a mistake in these terms, please contact us to discuss.
    3. Are you a business customer or a consumer? In some areas you will have different rights under these terms depending on whether you are a business or consumer.  You are a consumer if:
      1. You are an individual.
      2. You are buying goods from us wholly or mainly for your personal use (not for use in connection with your trade, business, craft or profession).
      3. If you are a business customer this is our entire agreement with you. If you are a business customer these terms constitute the entire agreement between us in relation to your purchase.  You acknowledge that you have not relied on any statement, promise, representation, assurance or warranty made or given by or on behalf of us which is not set out in these terms and that you shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this agreement.
  2. Information about us and how to contact us

    1. Who we are. We are Glenkeir Whiskies Limited a company registered in Scotland, trading as “The Whisky Shop” and/or “The W Club” and/or “The Whisky Shop Auctions”.  Our company registration number is SC261795 and our registered office is at Suite 2 (Ground Rear), Melisa House, 3 Brand Place, Brand Street, Glasgow G51 1DR, which is our main trading address. Our registered VAT number is 829 8429 79
    2. How to contact us. You can contact us by telephoning our customer service team at 0141 427 2977 or by writing to us at [email protected] or to our registered office.
    3. How we may contact you. If we have to contact you, we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address or postal address you provided to us in your order.
    4. “Writing” includes emails. When we use the words “writing” or “written” in these terms, this includes emails.
  3. Age restrictions

    1. In the UK it is illegal for:
      1. any person under the age of 18 to buy (or to attempt to buy) alcohol for themselves or for any other person under the age of 18; and
      2. an adult to buy (or to attempt to buy) alcohol for any person under the age of 18.
    2. You may only purchase an alcoholic product from us if you are:
      1. at least 18 years old;
      2. not buying that product for any person or persons under the age of 18; and
      3. of legal age to purchase alcohol both in the country where you place the order and the destination country.

    You must check with the local authorities in the country where you place the order and the destination country to ensure that you will not be breaking any law or regulation by ordering alcohol from us.  By placing an order to purchase a product, you promise to us that it is lawful for you to order the relevant product in the country where you place the order and for the recipient to receive the relevant product in the destination country.  If you breach this promise, we may end our contract with you and charge you reasonable compensation for the net costs which we incur.  We may deduct the compensation payment from the bank account which you used to pay for the product.  We may make that deduction from that bank account in more than one payment.

  4. Our products

    1. Products may vary slightly from their pictures. The images of the products on our website are for illustrative purposes only.  Although we have made every effort to display the colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that a device’s display will accurately reflect the appearance of the product. Your product may vary slightly from those images.
    2. Product packaging may vary. The packaging of the product may vary from that shown in images on our website.  Whether a product will be delivered complete with a box or any other product-specific outer packaging will depend upon a number of factors.  Even a product which is pictured on our website with product-specific outer packaging may not be available with that packaging, as our suppliers do not always include product-specific outer packaging when delivering a product to us, and because the specifications of a product may change from time to time (in relation to which, see paragraph 5 below).  If you want to receive product-specific outer packaging together with any product which you order, please contact us before you place your order so that we can check whether that product is available with product-specific outer packaging.
    3. Tasting notes. The tasting notes on our website are written by our own tasting team.  However, different people will have a different experience of the same product as tasting is a subjective process.  The tasting notes do not form part of the description of any product.
    4. Measurements. All sizes, weights, capacities, dimensions and measurements indicated on our website have a small tolerance.  The size of this tolerance is set by reference to applicable legislation (including Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011, Directive 76/211/EEC and The Weights and Measures (Packaged Goods) Regulations 2006) and varies from product to product and from one size, weight, capacity, dimension or measurement to the next.
    5. Changes to products. We may change a product from time to time to reflect changes in applicable laws and regulatory requirements or in order to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements.  We do not anticipate that these changes will materially affect your use or enjoyment of the product.
    6. Product prices. Prices indicated for our products can and will change from time to time. Also, prices online may not match pricing in our stores for various reasons. For example, items may be promoted exclusively online, or our stores may place individual items on promotion to clear stock. See section 9 below for further conditions on price and payment.
  5. Our contract with you

    1. How we will accept your order. When you place an order with us by email, or post, we will send you an email to acknowledge the order.  Our acceptance of your order will take place when we email you to accept it and confirm that the relevant product has been dispatched to the address provided by you, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us. We do not accept telephone orders of any sort.
    2. If we cannot accept your order. If we are unable to accept your order for any reason, we will inform you of this in writing and will not charge you for the product.
    3. Your order number. We will assign an order number to your order and tell you what it is when we accept your order.  It will help us if you can tell us the order number whenever you contact us about your order.
    4. Products available for “pre-order”. If you order a product which we intimate as being available for “pre-order” or any similar expression or concept, we will seek to secure that product and dispatch it to you on or before any indicated expected date of dispatch.  The actual availability of any such product and/or its date of dispatch is not guaranteed.  See paragraph 5.8  below for our responsibilities when this happens.
    5. Payment for “pre-order products”. We will take payment for the product as soon as you place an order, but we will not pay you any interest in respect of the period between the date on which you place an order and the date on which we confirm our acceptance of your order.  We will confirm our acceptance of your order by sending you an e-mail that confirms that the products which you have ordered have been dispatched (Dispatch Confirmation).  The contract between us will only be formed when we email you the Dispatch Confirmation.  Please note that any message which you may receive from any carrier or courier which confirms the delivery of a parcel into its system (or any similar message) is not the Dispatch Confirmation.
    6. Cancellation of “pre-order products”. If you order a product which is highlighted as being available for “pre-order” or any similar expression or concept:
      1. you may cancel that order at any time before you receive a Dispatch Confirmation. If you choose to cancel your order, we will refund you the full amount (including any delivery costs charged) promptly;
      2. If we subsequently discover that we are unable to supply you with that product for any reason, we will not send you a Dispatch Confirmation but will advise you of its non-availability and refund the amount paid by you promptly.
    7. Other products. If you order a product which is not highlighted as being available for “pre-order” or any similar expression or concept, we will confirm our acceptance of your order by sending you an e-mail that confirms that the products which you have ordered have been dispatched (Dispatch Confirmation).  The contract between us will only be formed when we email you the Dispatch Confirmation.  Please note that any message which you may receive from any carrier or courier which confirms the delivery of a parcel into its system (or any similar message) is not the Dispatch Confirmation.
    8. If we are unable to supply you with a product for any reason, we will not send you a Dispatch Confirmation but will inform you promptly and will not process your order. If you have already paid for the product which you have ordered, we will refund you the full amount (including any delivery costs charged) promptly.
    9. If we enter into any communication with you in relation to any product that we consider may be available for purchase we are not committed or bound to supply or procure any such product or until we have received full payment from you and issued a Dispatch Confirmation in respect thereof.
  6. Your rights to make changes

    1. If you wish to make a change to the product you have ordered before a Dispatch Confirmation is issued, please contact us as soon as possible.  We will let you know if the change is possible.  If it is possible we will let you know about any changes to the price of the product, the timing of supply or anything else which would be necessary as a result of your requested change and ask you to confirm whether you wish to go ahead with the change.
  7. Providing the products

    1. Delivery costs. The costs of delivery will be as displayed to you on our website and during the check-out process.
    2. When we will provide the products. During the order process we will let you know when we will provide the products to you.  If the products are ongoing subscriptions, we will also tell you during the order process when and how you can end the contract.
    3. We are not responsible for delays outside our control. If our supply of the products is delayed by an event outside our control, then we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay.  Provided we do this we will not be liable for delays caused by the event, but if there is a risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end the contract and receive a refund for any products you have paid for but not received.
    4. Collection by you. If you have asked to collect the products from one of our shops, you can collect them from us at any time during our shop opening hours as displayed on our web site from time to time. For click and collect there is a lead time of up to 4 working days.
    5. If you are not at home when the product is delivered. If no one is available at your address to take delivery and you give us no other instructions at the time of placing your order, our carriers will usually:
      1. leave your parcel in a safe place;
      2. leave your parcel with a neighbour; or
      3. leave you a note which informs you that they have attempted to deliver the product (if this happens, please contact the carrier and re-arrange delivery). If you have any specific delivery instructions, you should give them when you place your order for a product.
    6. If you do not re-arrange delivery. If you do not collect the product(s) from us as arranged or if, after a failed delivery to you, you do not re-arrange delivery or collect them from a delivery depot we will contact you for further instructions and may charge you for storage costs and any further delivery costs.  If, despite our reasonable efforts, we are unable to contact you or re-arrange delivery or collection we may end the contract and seek compensation from you for the costs we have incurred.  We may deduct that compensation from the bank account which you used to pay for the product(s).  We may make that deduction from that bank account in more than one payment.
    7. When you become responsible for the goods. A product which is goods will be your responsibility from the time we deliver the product to the address in the UK you gave us or you or someone else on your behalf collects it from us.  For international deliveries, see clause 8.5.
    8. When you own goods. You own a product which is goods once we have received payment in full for the product and all applicable delivery charges, value added taxes, import duties, administration charges and taxes which are payable by us.
    9. Delivery deadline. If we agree a delivery deadline with you in respect of any product and we miss that deadline, then you may cancel your order if either of the following apply:
      1. we have refused to deliver the product; or
      2. you told us before we accepted your order that delivery within the delivery deadline was essential, and your cancellation of the order must be communicated to us without delay. We may reject an order if you set a delivery deadline which we will not be able to meet.
    10. If you do not wish to cancel your order immediately, or do not have the right to do so under paragraph 9, you can give us a new deadline for delivery, which must be reasonable and you can cancel your order if we do not meet the new deadline.
    11. If you have the right to cancel your order for late delivery under paragraphs 9 or 7.10 above, you can do so for just one product or, if you have ordered more than one product, all of the products which are the subject of your order. If the product has been delivered to you, you will have to return it to us, and we will pay the costs of this.  Please refer to paragraph 10 for more information about how to return a product to us.
  8. International delivery

    1. We deliver to the countries listed on this page of our website (International Delivery Destinations). However, please note that there are restrictions on some products for certain International Delivery Destinations, so please review the information on that page carefully before ordering any product.
    2. If you order a product for delivery to one of the International Delivery Destinations, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes which are applied when the delivery reaches that destination. There may also be administration charges imposed by foreign customs authorities or by our delivery agents.  Please note that we have no control over these charges and we cannot predict their amount.
    3. The recipient will be responsible for payment of the import duties, taxes and charges referred to in paragraph 2 above. Please contact the customs office in the destination country for further information before placing your order.
    4. You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the United Kingdom, of the country from which the order is place and of the country for which the Product is destined. We will not be liable or responsible if you break any such law.
    5. If you elect to have the goods sent to you by general mail delivery or by any other courier or delivery provider, the goods will be your responsibility from the time we place them into the hands of the international delivery agent and in such an event the goods are dispatched and delivered to you entirely at your risk.
  9. Price and payment

    1. Where to find the price for the product. The price of the product (which includes VAT) will be the price indicated on the order pages when you placed your order. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the price of the product advised to you is correct.  However please see paragraph 4 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of the product you order.
    2. We will pass on changes in the rate of VAT. If the rate of VAT changes between your order date and the date we supply the product, we will adjust the rate of VAT that you pay, unless you have already paid for the product in full before the change in the rate of VAT takes effect.
    3. Delivery charges. The price of a product does not include delivery charges.  Delivery charges are explained during the check-out process.
    4. What happens if we have got the price wrong. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the products we sell may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices before accepting your order so that, where the product’s correct price at your order date is less than our stated price at your order date, we will charge the lower amount.  If the product’s correct price at your order date is higher than the price stated to you, we will contact you for your instructions before we accept your order.  If we are unable to contact you using the contact details you have provided during the ordering process, we will treat the order as cancelled and notify you in writing.
    5. When you must pay and how you must pay. We accept payment with the credit and debit cards listed on our check-out page.  We also take payment by inter-bank transfer and we reserve the right to insist on inter-bank transfer for products or orders of a value of more than £250, or such other amount as we may stipulate from time to time.  Payment will be taken when a product is dispatched or for “pre-order” products when an order is placed.
    6. Validation. To help to ensure that your credit or debit card is not being used without your consent, we may validate name, address and other personal information supplied by you during the order process against appropriate third party databases.  By accepting these Terms you consent to such checks being made.  In performing these checks, personal information provided by you may be disclosed to a registered credit reference agency (which may keep a record of that information).  This is done only to confirm your identity.  A credit check is not performed and your credit rating will be unaffected.  All information provided by you will be treated securely and in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.
    7. Our right of set-off if you are a business customer. If you are a business customer you must pay all amounts due to us under these terms in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).
  10. Your rights to end the contract – return and refund

    1. You have a legal right to cancel any contract with us during the period set out in paragraph 3 below. This means that if, during the relevant period, you change your mind, you can cancel the contract and receive a refund.
    2. Be aware that your right to cancel a contract if you change your mind does not apply in the case of a product which is sealed for health protection purposes which you unseal after you receive it.
    3. Your legal right to cancel a contract starts from the date of the Dispatch Confirmation (the date on which we contact you to confirm your acceptance of your order), which is when the contract between us is formed. Your deadline for cancelling the contract then depends on what you have ordered and how it is delivered, as set out in the table below:
      Your Contract End of the cancellation period
      Your contract is for a single product or for multiple products which are dispatched in a single box The end date is the end of 14 days after the day on which you receive the product(s).  For example: if we provide you with a Dispatch Confirmation on 1 January and you receive the product(s) on 10 January you may cancel at any time between 1 January and the end of the day on 24 January.
      Your contract is for multiple Products which are delivered on separate days The end date is 14 days after the day on which you receive the last to be delivered of the products ordered.  For example: if we provide you with a Dispatch Confirmation on 1 January and you receive the last product on 15 January you may cancel in respect of any (or all) of the products at any time between 1 January and the end of the day on 29 January.
    4. You can let us know that you have decided to cancel a contract in lots of different ways, including by completing and submitting the cancellation form on our website. Our dispatch confirmation will include a link to the cancellation form.  You can also e-mail us at [email protected] or contact our customer services team on 0141 427 2919.  Whatever method of cancellation you use:
      1. please include your name and details of your order to help us to identify it;
      2. we will contact you to confirm we have received your cancellation; and
      3. your cancellation will be effective from the date you send us notice of cancellation.
    5. Except as set out below, if you cancel your contract because you have changed your mind we will:
      1. refund you the price you paid for the product;
      2. refund any postage and packaging costs which you paid in connection with the delivery of the product to you. However, please note that we are permitted by law to refund only the costs of delivery by the least expensive delivery method we offer; and
      3. make any refunds due to you as soon as you have let us know that you have decided to cancel your contract.
    6. However, please note that:
      1. any refund which we make will be on the condition that you return the product to us and that we do actually receive the product back from you; and
      2. if the product is actually received by us:
        1. we will reduce (potentially to £zero) the value of that part of your refund which relates to the cost of the product (but not the part of the refund which relates to postage and packaging costs) to reflect any reduction in the value of the product, if this has been caused by your handling it in a way which would not be permitted in a shop (for example, if you unseal a product which is sealed for health protection purposes); and
        2. we will reduce (potentially to £zero) the value of that part of your refund which relates to the cost of the product (but not the part of the refund which relates to postage and packaging costs) to reflect any reduction in the value of the product which results from damage to the product which occurs when it is being returned to us.
    7. If we make a refund to you and later discover that you have not returned the product to us, or that you have handled it in an unacceptable way or that it has been damaged by you or by your carrier when it is being returned to us, you must pay us an appropriate amount.  We will calculate that amount, acting reasonably, and will deduct it from the bank account which you used to pay for the product.  We may make the required deduction from your bank account in more than one payment. Further information about how to return a product is set out in paragraph 10.9 below.
      1. You will be responsible for the cost of returning the product to us. Whilst we are under no obligation to do so, if we have offered to collect the product from you and you have accepted that offer, we will charge you the direct cost to us of collection.
      2. If a product is faulty or has not been described accurately, or if we have delivered the wrong Product, you have a legal right to reject that product. If you wish to reject a product you must let us know that you are rejecting the product and return that product to the address set out in paragraph 9 below. You can let us know that you are rejecting the product in lots of different ways, including by completing and submitting the cancellation form on our website. Our Dispatch Confirmation will include a link to the cancellation form. You can also e-mail us at [email protected], or contact our customer services on 0141 427 2919.  We will refund the price of the product in full and the delivery charges which you actually paid to have the product delivered to you and any reasonable costs you incur in returning the product to us.
    8. Returns and refunds generally
      1. We will refund you using the same method which you used to pay.
      2. You must return a product to us without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days after the day on which you let us know that you wish to cancel the contract. You must send the product back to us at: Melisa House, 3 Brand Place, Glasgow,  G51 1DR.
      3. Please include a copy of the order paperwork which you receive from us, or at least a note of the order number, when you return the product to allow us to identify your order.
      4. Remember that you do not have the right to cancel a contract in the circumstances set out in paragraph 2 above and that your right to a refund may be reduced by us in accordance with paragraph 10.5 above.
      5. As you are a consumer (that is to say that you enter this contract otherwise than in the course of your trade or business), we are under a legal duty to supply a product that is in conformity with your contract. As a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to a product that is faulty or not as described.  These legal rights are not affected by your right of return and refund in this paragraph 10 or anything else in these Terms.
      6. Advice about your legal rights is available (in the United Kingdom) form the Citizens Advice website: adviceguide.org.uk.
      7. If you are returning a product from a legal jurisdiction other than the United Kingdom, you will be solely responsible for all or any customs duties and tariffs applicable to the jurisdiction from which the goods in question are being returned.
    9. If there is a problem with the product
      How to tell us about problems. If you have any questions or complaints about the product, please contact us. You can telephone our customer service team at 0141 427 2919 or write to us  at [email protected] or at our registered office. Alternatively, please speak to one of our staff in-store.
    10. Your rights in respect of defective products if you are a business

      1. If you are a business customer we warrant that on delivery, and for a period of one month from the date of delivery (warranty period), any products which are goods shall:
        1. conform in all material respects with their description and any relevant specification;
        2. be free from material defects in design, material and workmanship;
        3. be of satisfactory quality (within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979); and
        4. be fit for any purpose held out by us.
      2. Subject to paragraph 3, if:
        1. you give us notice in writing during the warranty period within a reasonable time of discovery that a product does not comply with the warranty set out in paragraph 1;
        2. we are given a reasonable opportunity of examining such product; and
        3. you return such product to us at our cost,

        we shall, at our option, repair or replace the defective product, or refund the price of the defective product in full.

      3. We will not be liable for a product’s failure to comply with the warranty in paragraph 1 if:
        1. you consume or use the product after giving a notice in accordance with paragraph 2(a);
        2. the defect arises because you failed to follow our oral or written instructions as to the storage, consumption or use of the product;
        3. you alter or repair the product without our written consent; or
        4. the defect arises as a result of fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal storage conditions.
      4. Except as provided in this paragraph 12, we shall have no liability to you in respect of a product’s failure to comply with the warranty set out in paragraph 1.
      5. These terms shall apply to any repaired or replacement products supplied by us under paragraph 2.
    11. Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you if you are a consumer

      1. We are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these terms or any terms implied by law, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking this contract or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable.  Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you specifically discussed it with us during the sales process.
      2. Product warnings Some products contain warnings about the way in which they are to be used, and by whom they are to be used. We are not responsible for any loss or damage which is caused as a result of you ignoring any such warnings which are reasonably obvious upon an examination of the product.
      3. We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; for breach of your legal rights in relation to the products and for defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987
      4. We are not liable for business losses. If you are a consumer we only supply the products for to you for domestic and private use.  You agree not to use the product for any commercial, business or resale purpose and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business or loss of business opportunity.  If you use the products for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose our liability to you will be limited as set out in paragraph 14.
      5. If we require certain information from you in order to deliver a product to you (for example, detailed address information or personalised product label information) we will contact you to request that information. If you do not give us this information within a reasonable time of our request, or if you give us incomplete or incorrect information, we may end the contract and charge you reasonable compensation for the net costs which we incur.  We may deduct that compensation from the bank account which you used to pay for the p  We may make that deduction from that bank account in more than one payment.
    12. Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you if you are a business

      1. Nothing in these terms shall limit or exclude our liability for:
        1. death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable);
        2. fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
        3. breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982; or
        4. defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
        5. any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for us to exclude or restrict liability.
      2. Except to the extent expressly stated in paragraph 1 all terms implied by sections 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and sections 3 to 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 are excluded.
      3. Subject to paragraph 1:
        1. we shall not be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with any contract between us; and
        2. our total liability to you for all other losses arising under or in connection with any contract between us, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall be limited to the greater of £100 and ONE HUNDRED PER CENT (100%) of the total sums (net of VAT, customs duty and other direct taxes applicable to the products) paid by you for products under such contract.
  11. How we may use your personal information

    1. How we will use your personal information. We will only use your personal information as set out in our Privacy Policy.
  12. Other important terms

    1. We may transfer this agreement to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation.
    2. You need our consent to transfer your rights to someone else. You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these terms to another person if we agree to this in writing.
    3. Nobody else has any rights under this contract. This contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.
    4. Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
    5. Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.  For example, if you miss a payment and we do not chase you but we continue to provide the products, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date.
    6. Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings if you are a consumer. These terms are governed by Scots law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in the Scottish courts.  If you live in England and Wales you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Scottish or the English courts.  If you live in Northern Ireland you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in either the Northern Irish or the English courts.
    7. Which laws apply to this contract and where you may bring legal proceedings if you are a business. If you are a business, any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with a contract between us or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any such dispute or claim.
  13. Terms for non-EU customers only

    This paragraph applies only if you are located outside of the European Union.

    1. Except as set out below, the legal terms of business set out these Terms apply to non-EU customers.
    2. Subject to paragraph 6, if a non-EU customer wishes to cancel his or her contract we will refund the price paid for the product itself, reduced to reflect:
      1. any reduction in the value of the product if this has been caused by the customer handling it in a way which would not be permitted in a shop (for example, if you unseal a product which is sealed for health protection purposes); and
      2. any reduction in the value of the product which results from damage to the product which occurs when it is being returned to us.
    3. If we make a refund to a non-EU customer and later discover that the customer has not returned the product to us, or that the customer has handled it in an unacceptable way or that it has been damaged by the customer or by the customer’s carrier when it is being returned to us, the customer must pay us an appropriate amount. We will calculate that amount, acting reasonably, and will deduct it from the bank account which the customer used to pay for the p  We may make the required deduction from the customer’s bank account in more than one payment.
    4. We are not able to refund:
      1. any postage or packaging costs which the non-EU customer paid in connection with the delivery of the product to him or her, or the return of that product to us; or
      2. any import duties, taxes or administration fees incurred in connection with the delivery or return of the product.
    5. We shall make refunds to non-EU customers promptly using the same method used to pay.
    6. If a non-EU customer has returned the product to us under this paragraph 17 because it is faulty or because it has not been described accurately or because we have delivered the wrong product, we will refund that customer the price of the product in full and the delivery charges which the customer actually paid to have the product delivered and any reasonable costs incurred in returning the product to us.

W Club Rewards Terms & Conditions

  1. Introduction
    1. These Terms and Conditions govern the W Club Rewards loyalty programme operated by Glenkeir Whiskies Limited a company registered in Scotland, trading as “The Whisky Shop” and/or “The W Club” and/or “The Whisky Shop Auctions”. Our company registration number is SC261795 and our registered office is at Suite 2 (Ground Rear), Melisa House, 3 Brand Place, Brand Street, Glasgow G51 1DR, which is our main trading address. Our registered VAT number is 829 8429 79.
    2. Trading as The Whisky Shop, cardholders can earn W Club Rewards points on certain purchases from The Whisky Shop and receive other membership benefits in accordance with the terms of the programme below.
  2. Membership

    1. On joining the Programme, each member (“Member”) will be issued a digital W Club Rewards card and unique membership number (“Rewards Card”) which will entitle the Member to participate in the Programme. Only W Club Rewards Premium members will be entitled to a physical rewards card (existing physical W Club cards will continue to work for existing Members). Any physical W Club Rewards Cards remain the property of The Whisky Shop.
    2. Rewards Cards are limited to one per person and are for personal use by the registered cardholder only. Rewards Cards cannot be shared, distributed or used for commercial purposes.
    3. The Whisky Shop reserves the discretionary right, to refuse, suspend or cancel a Rewards Card, any benefits, or membership in the Programme. In that case, the Member’s Rewards Points (as defined below) will be forfeited.
    4. The Whisky Shop will not be liable for any resulting loss or damage, or compensation to a Member, as a result of suspension or cancellation of a W Club Rewards Card or membership in the Programme (including loss of Rewards Points (as defined below) and/or access to any benefits).
  3. Collecting W Club Rewards Points

    1. Members can earn loyalty points (“Rewards Points”) on Qualifying Purchases at all of The Whisky Shop’s UK stores and website, appropriate to the Member’s Rewards Tier at the time of purchase. A “Qualifying Purchase” is one which is not excluded by any provision of these Terms and Conditions (see below for further details on ‘Qualifying Purchases and Exclusions’ and ‘Membership Tiers’).
    2. Rewards Points are earned on the full pound sterling value of Qualifying Purchases and transaction values may be rounded down to the nearest full pound sterling. Members must present their W Club Rewards Card at payment time to earn Rewards Points.
    3. Requests to add W Club Rewards points from transactions where the Rewards Card was not presented at the time of purchase will be considered on a discretionary basis and The Whisky Shop reserves the right to limit the number of these transactions applied to the Rewards Card. Rewards Points may only be earned on purchases made by the Member.
    4. If a Member is given a refund or other financial adjustment on any transaction, the W Club Rewards points awarded on the transaction will be adjusted accordingly.
    5. In line with our Returns Policy, we reserve the right to delay issuing any Rewards Points at our discretion for up to 14 days after purchase.
  4. Qualifying Purchases and Exclusions

    1. Certain products, brands and services are excluded from some or all of the Programme Benefits and offers (including, but not limited to, those set out below). The list of exclusions may change from time to time in The Whisky Shop’s discretion. Please contact Customer Service for a full list of exclusions.
    2. Welcome Sign Up Offer:
      Members who sign up with The W Club Rewards programme will be offered a one-time 10% discount on a single purchase up to a complete transaction value of £500. This offer is only available for new Members. Existing Members will receive a loyalty bonus of 500 points.
      This sign-up offer cannot be redeemed on excluded products or in excluded categories including on the following purchases:

      1. Ballot Products
      2. Gift Cards and gift vouchers (including gift experiences)
      3. Delivery charges, and any gratuities
      4. Shipping costs
    3. Earning and redeeming Rewards Points:
      Members cannot earn Rewards Points on excluded products or in excluded categories including on the following purchases:

      1. Gift Cards and gift vouchers (including gift experiences)
      2. Delivery charges, and any gratuities
      3. Shipping costs
    4. Members cannot redeem Loyalty Vouchers on excluded products or in excluded categories including on the following purchases:
      1. Ballot Products
      2. Purchases that are impacted by Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland once the discount is applied
      3. Spirit bottles under 35cl
      4. Gift Cards and gift vouchers (including gift experiences)
      5. Delivery charges, and any gratuities
      6. Shipping costs
    5. For more information on excluded products and departments please ask in-store or contact Customer Service.
  5. Membership Tiers

    1. All Members will be assigned membership of the entry tier level, Points, when they join the W Club Rewards programme. Members can upgrade their membership tier by purchasing a paid tier. Currently there are two paid Membership tiers: Delivered and Premium.
    2. W Club Delivered costs £15 per year and entitles Members to free UK shipping from the whiskyshop.com website and enhanced points for their spend online and in store. From time to time Members may benefit from additional benefits as a consequence of membership of this tier.
    3. W Club Premium costs £30 per year and entitles Members to exclusive member only pricing, priority access to new releases, access to ballots, tasting events, free UK shipping from the whiskyshop.com website and enhanced points for their spend online and in store. From time to time Members may benefit from additional benefits as a consequence of membership of this tier.
  6. Redeeming Rewards Points

    1. Members may redeem Rewards Points at any time during the calendar year by exchanging their points for an available voucher. These vouchers can be then used against a qualifying purchase in our stores or on whiskyshop.com.
    2. Members must advise the store staff that they wish to redeem their Rewards Points and present their Rewards Card at the time of purchase when paying in store. In order to redeem Rewards Points online, Members must be signed into their online account.
    3. Members can redeem their vouchers on whiskyshop.com by copying the relevant voucher code from their Rewards account and pasting it into the relevant Discount field in checkout. The voucher will apply the appropriate reward and the voucher will no longer be available.
    4. Rewards Points used to purchase an item which is later refunded will, subject to the W Club Rewards Programme and The Whisky Shop Returns Policy, be refunded to the Member’s points balance. Where a Member has paid for their purchase in part by redeeming Rewards Points, the points will be refunded back to the Member’s points balance before any other tender is refunded.
    5. The ability for Members to redeem their Rewards Points may be subject to seasonal restrictions during The Whisky Shop sale periods.
    6. Where there is a negative Rewards Points balance on a Member’s account, The Whisky Shop reserves the right to suspend a Member’s Rewards Card until the account has been settled.
  7. W Club Rewards Benefits

    1. Members will receive the following benefits according to their Membership Tier (“Benefits”). To redeem any Benefits, Members must present a valid Rewards Card when requested:
      1. Points

        1. £1 = 2 points
        2. Redeem points for vouchers
        3. Treats throughout the year
      2. Delivered

        1. £1 = 3 points
        2. Redeem points for vouchers
        3. Treats throughout the year
        4. Unlimited free next day UK delivery (geographic restrictions apply)
      3. Premium

        1. £1 = 4 points
        2. Redeem points for vouchers
        3. Treats throughout the year
        4. Unlimited free next day UK delivery (geographic restrictions apply)
        5. Priority access and ballots
        6. Exclusive tastings
        7. Exclusive deals in store and online
        8. Whiskeria magazine delivered to your door
  8. Updates and Changes to the Programme

    1. The Whisky Shop has the right to terminate the Programme or make changes to the terms of the Programme at any time. The Whisky Shop will not be liable for any resulting loss or damage. For up-to-date terms and conditions (including any updates), Members should refer to the The W Club Rewards Terms & Conditions on whiskyshop.com. A Member will be deemed to have accepted any changes or variations by the continued use of a Rewards Card. Members who are employees of The Whisky Shop, their affiliates or partners may be subject to additional rules and restrictions from time to time and will be notified separately.
  9. Free Delivery

    1. Eligibility
      Free Delivery is a benefit offered to members of The W Club Rewards in the Delivered and Premium tiers. Points members are not eligible for this benefit.
    2. Service/Benefits
      This benefit entitles the subscriber to unlimited Next Working Day Delivery on online retail orders to eligible addresses in the UK (subject to the exclusions set out below). Auctions orders are not included in the service. Orders in store are not included in the service. The service is delivered by DPD.
    3. Account
      To receive this benefit, each member must have a registered whiskyshop.com customer account and be logged in to that customer account.
    4. Exclusions
      It is important to note that, because of applicable postcode restrictions, this delivery service is not currently available in the following areas: Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands of Scotland. For the avoidance of doubt, the following postcodes are not covered by the service:

      1. Highlands: FK17-21, IV1-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-40 (excluding PA38), PH19-26, PH30-41, PH49-50
      2. Islands: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA38, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE
      3. Northern Ireland: BT

      The service is not available in the Channel Islands or other crown dependencies.

    5. Orders
      To receive free Next Working Day Delivery when placing an order, this delivery option must be selected in the checkout. If an alternative delivery option is selected, then delivery charges may apply.
    6. Best Endeavours
      The Whisky Shop will use their best endeavours to deliver the benefits of Unlimited. In the event of any interruption or delay in delivery or any shortfall in any subscriber’s expectations, any claim or claims for damages or other reparations will be strictly limited to a refund of the annual subscription.
    7. Reservations
      The Whisky Shop reserves the right to make changes to these terms and conditions, including, but not limited to the annual subscription and the benefits, provided that, in the event of a material change to the benefits, the affected subscriber(s) to The W Club Rewards Delivered tier will be entitled to apply for and receive a full refund of the current subscription. Furthermore, The Whisky Shop reserves the right to terminate any subscription at any time on the condition that it will pay a pro-rated refund of the current subscription. The Whisky Shop also reserves the right to withdraw and cancel The W Club Rewards Delivered tier on paying pro-rated refunds as above.
  10. General

    1. Please note that from time to time we may ask Members to provide identification when presenting their Rewards Card (including when redeeming Rewards Points).
    2. Members are personally liable for any and all fees, costs, charges, claims or liabilities (including taxes) of whatever nature arising from their membership of the Programme.
    3. Members shall notify Customer Service of any change of address or other personal details and of any damage, theft or loss of a Member’s Rewards Card.
    4. The Whisky Shop shall not be liable for any damage, theft, loss or unauthorised use of a Member’s Rewards Card (including unauthorised Rewards Points redemption), and Members are strongly advised to keep their Rewards Card and details safe and secure.
    5. If there is any difference between the terms and conditions as set out on whiskyshop.com and other information provided in relation to the Programme, the terms and conditions on whiskyshop.com will prevail.
    6. These terms and conditions do not affect a Member’s statutory rights.
    7. These terms and conditions are governed by Scots law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.

Unlimited Terms & Conditions

  1. Introduction
    Unlimited is the name we have given to a discretionary retail offer/scheme that we invite our customers to subscribe to. It is not a membership club and the use of the words ‘member’ and ‘club’ in these conditions and in any of our communications are not to be given their respective literal meanings.
  2. Eligibility
    Unlimited is only available to private individuals residing in or seeking delivery in the UK. We invite our customers/members to sign up to Unlimited for 12 months.
  3. Service/Benefits
    Unlimited entitles the subscriber to unlimited Next Working Day Delivery on retail orders to eligible addresses in the UK (subject to the exclusions set out below). Auctions orders are not included in the service. The service is delivered by DPD.
  4. Subscription
    Unlimited is available by application and payment of a single annual fee as set by The Whisky Shop from time to time. Customers can subscribe to Unlimited from desktop, tablet, or mobile device. Unlimited is valid for 12 months from the date of effective subscription and is only available to individuals residing in the UK or intending to have all deliveries effected in the UK (subject to the exclusions set out below).
  5. Account
    To receive the benefits, each subscriber must have a registered whiskyshop.com customer account and be logged in to that customer account.
  6. Availability
    Unlimited is available for delivery to UK addresses, subject to postcode restrictions as detailed below.
  7. Exclusions
    It is important to note that, because of applicable postcode restrictions, Unlimited delivery service is not currently available in the following areas: Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands of Scotland. For the avoidance of doubt, the following postcodes are not covered by the service:

    1. Highlands: FK17-21, IV1-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-40 (excluding PA38), PH19-26, PH30-41, PH49-50
    2. Islands: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA38, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE
    3. Northern Ireland: BT

    The service is not available in the Channel Islands or other crown dependencies.

  8. Orders
    To receive free Next Working Day Delivery when placing an order, our Unlimited delivery option must be selected in the checkout. If an alternative delivery option is selected, then delivery charges may apply.
  9. Cancellation
    Subscribers may cancel their Unlimited subscription and receive a full refund up until the time of their first order utilising Unlimited. Thereafter, subscriptions cannot be refunded.
  10. Best Endeavours
    The Whisky Shop will use their best endeavours to deliver the benefits of Unlimited. In the event of any interruption or delay in delivery or any shortfall in any subscriber’s expectations, any claim or claims for damages or other reparations will be strictly limited to a refund of the annual subscription.
  11. Reservations
    The Whisky Shop reserves the right to make changes to these terms and conditions, including, but not limited to the annual subscription and the benefits, provided that, in the event of a material change to the benefits, the affected subscriber(s) will be entitled to apply for and receive a full refund of the current subscription. Furthermore, The Whisky Shop reserves the right to terminate any subscription at any time on the condition that it will pay a pro-rated refund of the current subscription. The Whisky Shop also reserves the right to withdraw and cancel Unlimited on paying pro-rated refunds as above.
  12. Terms & Conditions
    Except where these terms provide otherwise, the standard terms and conditions of The Whisky Shop as published on all websites shall apply.

Mention Me – Refer A Friend Terms & Conditions

Referrer Rewards

  1. The referrer is offered 10% off for every friend who orders for the first time.
  2. This offer can be shared for 3 months from the date of acceptance by the referrer.
  3. This offer is valid up to a maximum basket value of £250.
  4. This offer is online only.
  5. For the referral to qualify for the reward the referred friend must be a new customer to The Whisky Shop and over the age of 18 and the referred friend must meet the conditions of their reward.
  6. There is no requirement for the referrer to be an existing The Whisky Shop customer.
  7. Rewards will be delivered to the referrer on the day of the referred friend’s purchase provided the referred friend’s purchase is not cancelled.
  8. The Referrer will be notified by email once a referred friend has purchased and when the reward has been earned.
  9. Referral rewards cannot be combined with other discount codes in a single order.
  10. The Whisky Shop reserves the right to refuse the issue of any reward to any Referred Friend or Referrer at any time.
  11. The Whisky Shop reserves the right to vary all details of this offer at any time without notice.
  12. Discount is not valid on the W Club, TWS Unlimited or e-Gift cards.
  13. Discount does not apply to delivery costs.

Referred Friend Rewards

  1. The Referred friend is offered a discount when they place their first order.
  2. This offer is valid up to a maximum basket value of £250.
  3. This offer is online only.
  4. The reward is valid for one month from the point of issue to the referred friend.
  5. To qualify for the reward, the referred friend must be a new customer to The Whisky Shop and over the age of 18.
  6. Any rewards will be revoked if a refund is requested on the order for which the reward was offered.
  7. The Referred friend reward cannot be claimed by the same person making the referral
  8. Referred friend rewards cannot be combined with other discount codes in a single order.

Other terms

  1. These terms are to be read in conjunction with:
    1. Our Privacy Policy
    2. Our Cookie Policy
    3. Our Website Terms of Use
    4. Our Website Acceptable Use Policy

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