The House of Fabergé has become one of the most iconic and instantly recognisable creator of fine art objects and jewellery in the world, but its journey has not always been smooth sailing. From its conception in the 1830s, Fabergé has seen periods of huge growth, legal battles, political instability before arriving at the point […]
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You may be looking to invest in whisky as an alternative investment in 2022, but it can be difficult to know where to start. Here at Mark Littler Ltd, we’ve put together this guide, taking a look at the most anticipated releases of 2022 so that you can secure your place in the ballots. For […]
In a time of ever increasing age statements for single malt whisky, 50 years of maturation has become the flagship of old and rare expressions. From releases such as the Macallan 50 Year Old Red Collection, to the Glenlivet Book of Kells 50 Year Old from Gordon & Macphail, five decades has become that benchmark […]
Here at Mark Littler Ltd, we have previously speculated about whisky NFTs and their place, if they have one, in the whisky industry. In the past few months, NFT projects have begun to emerge in the industry, for a few different purposes: storage, provenance, fractionalising assets, and cask purchases to name a few. Whilst there […]
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the newest development in financial technology and they are taking the world by storm. We speculated in our Bottle Investment Guide that digital investments and NFTs would enter the whisky market in a big way, and in the last few months, the whisky industry has seen NFTs begin to emerge. How […]
The Caol Ila 1969 is a 17 year old whisky expression, bottled in 1986 by Gordon & Macphail. It’s also the subject of our latest Phil Your Glass review as Phil Dwyer gives his thoughts and tasting notes below.
The Connoisseur’s Choice series is one of the most iconic series from Gordon & Macphail. This week for Phil Your Glass, Phil is reviewing the Kinclaith expression from the series, distilled in 1967 and bottled at 26 years old
In this week’s Phil Your Glass Review, Phil is taking a look at the Glen Albyn 1980. This is a 15 year old expression bottled by Signatory Vintage. Phil gives his full review on this highland single malt below.
The Bruichladdich Octomore series holds the record for some of the most peated whisky in the world, with some bottles at over 300 ppm (phenolic parts per million). Peat is often described as an acquired taste but despite this, peated whisky has developed a huge dedicated following. Phil gives his thoughts and tasting notes on […]
In a whisky world where the battle for the highest age statement is ever ongoing, the Highland Park 8 year old is often overlooked. Our guest reviewer Phil Dwyer shares his thoughts on the Highland Park 8 Year Old from the 1970s in this week’s Phil Your Glass.
This week Phil is reviewing The Dalwhinnie 1962 20 Year Old. Gordon & Macphail bottled this whisky in 1982 at 40% ABV and Phil’s full review is below. I’ve had a fleeting relationship with Dalwhinnie over the years. It’s something that people love, rightly so, but it’s never got me. Some whiskies grab hold of […]
This week for Phil Your Glass, Phil is reviewing a 1997 Brora bottled by Gordon & Macphail. His full thoughts and tasting notes are below.
The Process of Making Peated Whisky Let’s keep this as simple as possible, shall we? Peat is used as a fuel source to dry malted barley and halt germination. There we go, that’s it. Whole article is done. Sadly, I don’t quite think I can get away with just four sentences. But that is the […]
In the 1650s, the newest exciting development had arrived on Britain’s shores, this time it was tea from China. As it was brought back from overseas, tea was incredibly scarce and as such its price was very high; in 1664, the cost of tea was already 40s per pound, although this is not as high […]
A tankard is a lidded vessel used to drink out of, usually for beer or cider, and is often made of silver. The earliest known accounts referencing tankards date back as early as the 14th century, however, the earliest surviving tankards come from the 15th century. These early examples were often pear-shaped and have a […]
The word ‘salver’ likely stems from the Spanish word ‘salva’ which means ‘to preserve’. This makes sense when considering that salvers appear to originate from the Middle Ages as a way of presenting food to be tested in a time where the threat of poison was very real and widespread. Any flat dish can be […]
A canister for holding loose tea leaves, a tea caddy originates from the east in places such as China and India, and takes its name from the Malay ‘kati’ which means 1 ⅕ pounds. As such, early western tea caddies take their form from Chinese porcelain examples. These were most commonly rectangular or octagonal and […]
In our second installment of Phil Your Glass, Phil is reviewing the Laphroaig 1967 Gordon & Macphail bottling. This is from the Connoisseur’s Choice series and is bottled at 40% ABV. Find his full review and commentary below
The classic vintage Glen Cawdor 1964 single malt whisky, bottled by Samaroli, has arrived on the Mark Littler Ltd marketplace. Samaroli is one of the most renowned independent bottlers of scotch whisky, and was the first to be established outside of the UK. This Glen Cawdor takes its whisky from a 1964 Springbank cask and […]
Mark Littler Ltd has been featured in the Summer 2021 issue of Affluent Lifestyle Magazine. The 8 page spread discusses our recently released Bottle Investment Guide and features a sneak peak into chapter one.