The Samaroli name has become one of the most famous within the whisky industry since the independent bottler was established in 1968, but where did it originate from?
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One of the largest whisky auctions in the UK, Whisky Auctioneer has announced a collaboration with whisky giant Glenfiddich to hold an exclusive auction featuring unique artwork by Simon Berger.
At Mark Littler Ltd we have been working on our comprehensive Whisky Investment Guide, aiming to give investors and collectors an understanding of the market and the tools to navigate it. We aim to help you invest logically and with all the information at your disposal. The following article is an extract from the guide, […]
The Springbank 50 Year Old is the oldest expression from the Campbeltown distillery and its whisky heralds from the year 1919. This incredibly rare bottling is, in its first iteration, presented in a pear shaped, 26 ⅔ fl oz bottle and has a strength of 66.3 proof. Whilst the 1919 distillation year isn’t included on […]
Drinks giant Pernod Ricard, owner of the Aberlour and Glenlivet distilleries, announced today (September 21st 2021) that it has purchased spirits retailer, The Whisky Exchange. The Whisky Exchange is a highly successful spirits retailer comprising three physical retail stores in central London as well as a huge online stock list on their website. Whilst the […]
We did it! Well, technically speaking, we didn’t, Angus MacRaild did. But we commissioned the tasting notes and paid for the bottle. But the question on most people’s minds would be “why”. Why We Commissioned The World’s First Tasting Notes on Private Eye There are three reasons we commissioned these tasting notes. Firstly, Private Eye […]
Here at Mark Littler Ltd, we are not ashamed to admit that we are very investment focused, both in our articles and our YouTube videos. It would be naive not to acknowledge that a very large portion of the market is filled by collectors and investors whose main focus is solely driven by the value […]
The Black Bowmore series has had numerous iterations and has had a varied secondary market performance. In today’s video we’re looking at why the Black Bowmore is so appealing to collectors and investors as well as taking a look at the market trajectory that the bottles have taken.
There are many different ways of investing your money in assets or stocks, and some carry more risk than others. One of the most risky tactics in investment is the ‘Greater Fool Theory’. The Greater Fool Theory can also be found in whisky investment. But what exactly does it mean? The Greater Fool Theory is […]
One of the best known distilleries for luxury single malt, The Macallan have unveiled a new bottling series, Tales of the Macallan. The new series will celebrate and pay tribute to the Macallan pioneers, those who shaped the future of the distillery. Volume I will pay tribute to Captain John Grant, Laird of Easter Elchies, […]
It’s no secret that here at Mark Littler Ltd we like to focus on whisky investment and the long term potential of whisky as a luxury asset, that is our area of expertise after all! However, it is impossible to ignore the large, often very vocal, section of whisky fans who want to open and […]
In recent weeks, journalist Felipe Schrieberg has written an article for Forbes discussing the top four tips to avoid cask investment scammers and features Mark Littler as an industry expert. The article highlights the main areas of potential risk when choosing to invest in whisky casks, and these areas are in strong alignment with the […]
The Springbank distillery is one of the most famous and longstanding Campbeltown whisky distilleries. Since its foundation in 1828, Springbank has seen downturns in the market, the USA prohibition, two world wars, and a huge boom in the whisky market. Despite the hardship seen in the Campbeltown region, Springbank has prevailed and continues to operate […]
Glenfarclas has announced a collaboration with video game Resident Evil (also known as Biohazard) to celebrate the game’s 25th birthday. Yet somehow, this release seems to have been hugely overlooked by the whisky community. In today’s video, we’re taking a look at this release and suggesting why there seems to be no market buzz around […]
Previously on the Mark Littler Ltd YouTube channel we had done a video on the highly anticipated Bimber Spirit of the Underground bottle and we were speculating on its release. Today the release is here! We are unboxing a Kings Cross St Pancras bottle of the Spirit of the Underground and analysing its market performance […]
Corti is a name not known to many in the whisky community and yet the Corti Brothers have contributed so much. They began bottling casks of high quality whisky during the 1980s, a time where single malt was on the decline in the so called ‘whisky loch’, and have produced some incredibly rare bottlings as […]
The Springbank 1966 30 Year Old bottling is one of the rarest bottlings from the distillery, and as a result it is incredibly sought after. This is a single cask bottling, cask number 1648, and its maturation impressively spans from England winning the World Cup to hosting the Euros for the first time. This 30 […]
The Book of Kells series is one of the most iconic series that independent bottler Gordon and MacPhail has produced. At Mark Littler Ltd, we currently have a Book of Kells bottling of the Glenlivet 1940 50 Year Old whisky available on our shop. We’re taking a look at the history of Gordon & MacPhail […]
If you have a bottle of whisky that you are wanting to sell you might have considered selling it at an auction. Indeed, selling your whisky at auction can be a very good option to consider. But with over 20 specialist whisky auctioneers in the UK alone how do you know where to start? We’re […]
YouTube: Unboxing The 20 Whiskies That Changed The World Tasting Set – THE ULTIMATE LUXURY TASTING KIT!
Last week on our blog we discussed The Whisky Exchange’s new luxury tasting set: 20 Whiskies That Changed The World. This week, we’re opening it. Here at Mark Littler Ltd we have jumped in and bought one of these tasting sets for ourselves to see just how worthwhile it is. In this video we take […]