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Executive Team

Stuart Thom

CEO & Co-Founder

Stuart is a co-founder and Managing Director of VCL Vintners with a background in both law and commodities trading. He has driven innovation in the whisky cask and alcohol investment space for over 10 years.

Martin Meldrum


Martin has over 30 years experience in the drinks industry, having established close relationships with distilleries, warehouses and HMRC.

Nim Siriwardana

Co-Founder & CTO

Nim was recently the CTO of GSR. Previously, he worked across various Financial Services companies starting at Goldman Sachs. He has over 16 years experience in delivering technology solutions.


Ben Lancaster

Chairman & Co-Founder

As a Co-Founder of VCL Vintners and rare whisky expert, Ben has spearheaded strategic partnership negotiations and manages multi-million-pound private client portfolios.

Rich Rosenblum


Rich is the Co-Founder and President of GSR. He is a commodities trader by profession, having started at Goldman Sachs. He is a crypto veteran looking into strategic initiatives at GSR.

Alex Fiddock


Alex is CMO of VCL Vintners and leads marketing and digital initiatives. He specialises in the investment industry and has advised many high growth alternative asset companies.


Juergen Hoebarth

Tokenization Advisor

Juergen is an expert in tokenization strategies and consulting and a veteran of the crypto ecosystem having been involved since 2014.


Metacask is the first marketplace focusing on the issuance and trading of Whisky Casks as NFTs.

Q2 2021
  • Company Formation
  • Special Launch Event (watch this space)
  • Q2 2021
    Q3 2021
    Phase 1
  • Metacask Marketplace Launch
  • Q3 2021
    Q4 2021
    Phase 2
  • Expand to Irish Whiskey
  • Expand to Japanese Whisky
  • Support other regions
  • Q4 2021
    Q2 2022
    Phase 3
  • Convert key stakeholders to NFT for inventory tracking
  • Start tokenizing inventory
  • Q2 2022