All bottles listed on THE SWEX are checked for authenticity and stored in the whisky safe in Sassenheim, The Netherlands. That means the authenticity of all bottles is guaranteed. However, once a bottle leaves our storage facility, this guarantee lapses, because we no longer have any insight into what happens to the bottle. The fill level of ceramic bottles cannot be checked and is therefore not guaranteed.
When someone wants to have their bottles listed on THE SWEX and the bottles appear to be unauthentic, we are forced to exclude this person from trading on the SWEX and inform the authorities. This also applies to other forms of fraud.
Whisky in cask
The casks (whisky in cask) are stored in a secure bonded warehouse in Scotland. In order to receive the protected name Scotch, legislation requires whisky to be distilled, stored, and bottled in Scotland.