What Affects The Price Of Adelphi Whisky

 

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We have brokered the sale of thousands of bottles of whisky and can use our expert industry knowledge to give you an honest, impartial price for your bottle of Adelphi.

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The History Of Adelphi Whisky

Owned by Keith Falconer and Donald Houston and based at Charlestown in Fife, Loch Katrine Adelphi Distillery was built 1826 by Charles and David Gray on the banks of the River Clyde just south of Victoria Bridge on the northern edge of the Gorbals.

Adelphi Distillery Limited specialises particularly in bottlings of sing malts free of additional colours or chill-filtering. They bottle around 50 each year and they also release the Fascadale range in small batches from undisclosed island-based distilleries with various ages.

Its origins can be traced to 1825 and the first incarnation of a distillery bearing the name in the Gorbals, Glasgow. At the very beginning, it was established by David and Charles Gray who then gave it a name change after pipework was built to carry water to Glasgow from Loch Katrine. Thus, it became Loch Katrine Adelphi. Although it started using Loch Katrine water in the 1860s, the new name was put in place later in the next decade.

Ownership of Adelphi changed to Messrs A Walker and Co in 1880, they were owners of two existing distilleries in Liverpool and Limerick. Walker and Co injected new capital and expanded works to include the making of grain spirit as well as malt. In 1886 Loch Katrine Adelphi became one of the largest distilleries in Scotland with an annual output of over 500,000 gallons.

After the Grays, during the 1890s, A Walker and Co took over the ownership. At the start of the 20th century, though, distilling stopped when it was bought by the Distillers Company. It was only in 1993 that Jamie Walker, Archibald Walker’s grandson, reopened it for business as an independent bottler that he then sold in 2004 to the Donald Houston and Keith Falconer.

In 1906 The Great Gorbals Disaster occurred in which one of the washback vats at Adelphi’s distillery collapsed, flooding the neighbouring street with hot whisky; one man drowned, and many others were injured. The following year the distillery ceased production of whisky to focus on maturation. In 1971 the Loch Katrine Adelphi was demolished.

In 1993 Jamie Walker, the great-grandson of former owner Archibald Walker, revived the Adelphi name as an independent bottler and release several rare malt whiskies. Ten years later, Walker was approached by two prospective clients looking to purchase a hogshead; they ended up buying the company. In 2014 the company restarted whisky production at a newly constructed distillery; Ardnamurchan Distillery.

The company has become known as one of the best bottlers of limited-edition single malts and rare single casks. Their goal is always to find those small number of casks that are sources of the ultimate whisky, in terms of maturity, rarity and flavour. As all casks and their contents mature differently, each has its own character, meaning that you will never come across two from Adelphi that taste the same.

What To Look For

Sell Adelphi whisky online

Adelphi bottles are traditionally tall standard-sized bottles with a cork stopper, the label is small and simple, usually found at the base of the bottom, rather than in the middle. They are generally presented in a black or wooden box, depending on the age (1950s editions are usually in wooden boxes). In 1992 they produced some bottles for sale in Harvey Nichols, which are presented in tartan boxes.

In 2015 they also produced a hybrid whisky which consisted of both Japanese and Scotch malt, called The Glover, some older releases in this collection are shorter, decanter-style bottles. This collection is named after Scotsman Thomas Glover who emigrated to Japan and set up the Japan Brewery Company; this would later become known as Mitsubishi.

A 1964 bottle of 32-year-old Adelphi Springbank recently sold for £4,000.

The Six Factors That Affect The Price Of Adelphi Whisky

There are six factors that will affect the price of your bottle of Adelphi. These are the age of the whisky, the bottling date, the vintage, whether it is a single cask edition, the level of the whisky and the condition of the label and box.

Adelphi Whisky Value

Age of Whisky

This refers to the number of years the whisky has spent maturing in the cask, not how long it has been in the bottle. The age is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled. As bottles from a specific year are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s can become sought after.

Adelphi Whisky Value

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year in which the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of Adelphi. 

Adelphi Whisky Value

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of  Adelphi is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Adelphi Whisky Value

Level

The level of the whisky has a large impact on the value. It should be into the neck (the narrow part). As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first, which damages the flavour.

Adelphi Whisky Value

Single Cask Bottlings

Single cask bottlings are generally more sought after, as by default they are unique. Look out for numbers on your bottle like XXX/250, which would indicate a single cask edition. 

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of  Adelphi

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your bottle of whisky is easy.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your bottle directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your bottle. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

What is the price of your Adelphi whisky?

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Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark has been very helpful in helping me sell a bottle of whisky which was given to my father many years ago. He was very professional and was always quick to reply to my questions. Not knowing anything about whisky, Mark was there to offer some good advice and I believe he is very knowledgeable about his work. The sale was done very [quickly], and the money was in my bank account the next day. I would highly recommend his services.”

Kim Hendrickx, via Google

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews
Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google

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The History Of Adelphi Whisky

Owned by Keith Falconer and Donald Houston and based at Charlestown in Fife, Loch Katrine Adelphi Distillery was built 1826 by Charles and David Gray on the banks of the River Clyde just south of Victoria Bridge on the northern edge of the Gorbals.

Adelphi Distillery Limited specialises particularly in bottlings of sing malts free of additional colours or chill-filtering. They bottle around 50 each year and they also release the Fascadale range in small batches from undisclosed island-based distilleries with various ages.

Its origins can be traced to 1825 and the first incarnation of a distillery bearing the name in the Gorbals, Glasgow. At the very beginning, it was established by David and Charles Gray who then gave it a name change after pipework was built to carry water to Glasgow from Loch Katrine. Thus, it became Loch Katrine Adelphi. Although it started using Loch Katrine water in the 1860s, the new name was put in place later in the next decade.

Ownership of Adelphi changed to Messrs A Walker and Co in 1880, they were owners of two existing distilleries in Liverpool and Limerick. Walker and Co injected new capital and expanded works to include the making of grain spirit as well as malt. In 1886 Loch Katrine Adelphi became one of the largest distilleries in Scotland with an annual output of over 500,000 gallons.

After the Grays, during the 1890s, A Walker and Co took over the ownership. At the start of the 20th century, though, distilling stopped when it was bought by the Distillers Company. It was only in 1993 that Jamie Walker, Archibald Walker’s grandson, reopened it for business as an independent bottler that he then sold in 2004 to the Donald Houston and Keith Falconer.

In 1906 The Great Gorbals Disaster occurred in which one of the washback vats at Adelphi’s distillery collapsed, flooding the neighbouring street with hot whisky; one man drowned, and many others were injured. The following year the distillery ceased production of whisky to focus on maturation. In 1971 the Loch Katrine Adelphi was demolished.

In 1993 Jamie Walker, the great-grandson of former owner Archibald Walker, revived the Adelphi name as an independent bottler and release several rare malt whiskies. Ten years later, Walker was approached by two prospective clients looking to purchase a hogshead; they ended up buying the company. In 2014 the company restarted whisky production at a newly constructed distillery; Ardnamurchan Distillery.

The company has become known as one of the best bottlers of limited-edition single malts and rare single casks. Their goal is always to find those small number of casks that are sources of the ultimate whisky, in terms of maturity, rarity and flavour. As all casks and their contents mature differently, each has its own character, meaning that you will never come across two from Adelphi that taste the same.

Mark Littler Ltd specialise in the valuation and sale of bottles of whisky and can help you get the best price for your bottle. Contact us for a free valuation using the form below, and read on for more information on your bottle.

Free Valuation Request

Bottle Valuation Form Mini
PLEASE SELECT
Please upload a photo of your bottle standing upright
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

What To Look For

Sell Adelphi whisky online

Adelphi bottles are traditionally tall standard-sized bottles with a cork stopper, the label is small and simple, usually found at the base of the bottom, rather than in the middle. They are generally presented in a black or wooden box, depending on the age (1950s editions are usually in wooden boxes). In 1992 they produced some bottles for sale in Harvey Nichols, which are presented in tartan boxes.

In 2015 they also produced a hybrid whisky which consisted of both Japanese and Scotch malt, called The Glover, some older releases in this collection are shorter, decanter-style bottles. This collection is named after Scotsman Thomas Glover who emigrated to Japan and set up the Japan Brewery Company; this would later become known as Mitsubishi.

A 1964 bottle of 32-year-old Adelphi Springbank recently sold for £4,000.

The Six Factors That Affect The Price Of Adelphi Whisky

There are six factors that will affect the price of your bottle of Adelphi. These are the age of the whisky, the bottling date, the vintage, whether it is a single cask edition, the level of the whisky and the condition of the label and box.

Adelphi Whisky Value

Age of Whisky

This refers to the number of years the whisky has spent maturing in the cask, not how long it has been in the bottle. The age is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled. As bottles from a specific year are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s can become sought after.

Adelphi Whisky Value

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year in which the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of Adelphi. 

Adelphi Whisky Value

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of  Adelphi is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Adelphi Whisky Value

Level

The level of the whisky has a large impact on the value. It should be into the neck (the narrow part). As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first, which damages the flavour.

Adelphi Whisky Value

Single Cask Bottlings

Single cask bottlings are generally more sought after, as by default they are unique. Look out for numbers on your bottle like XXX/250, which would indicate a single cask edition. 

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of  Adelphi

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your bottle of whisky is easy.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your bottle directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your bottle. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

What is the price of your Adelphi whisky?

To provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

Bottle Valuation Form
Images Of Your Bottle (stood upright ideally)
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

Bottle Selling FAQ

Asset 4
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Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.
Receive money when selling your cask of whisky

Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark has been very helpful in helping me sell a bottle of whisky which was given to my father many years ago. He was very professional and was always quick to reply to my questions. Not knowing anything about whisky, Mark was there to offer some good advice and I believe he is very knowledgeable about his work. The sale was done very [quickly], and the money was in my bank account the next day. I would highly recommend his services.”

Kim Hendrickx, via Google

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google