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.
If you have been keeping an eye on our social media channels in recent days then you will know that we have been teasing a very special release. We are pleased to announce that the limited edition Springbank SYN 20 Collection has now sold out. Released yesterday (18/11/2021), the Springbank SYN 20 Collection sold out […]
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 […]
Our focus has always been on education here at Mark Littler Ltd, which is why we are proud to present our Bottle Investment Guide and our Bottle Investment Reports. Mark Littler has recently been featured in The Scotsman, hoping to educate the public on why whisky investment is only profitable when done correctly, and how […]
Political activist and street artist, Banksy, has broken a world record this week with the sale of Love is in the Bin, a painting that was shredded in front of a shocked audience at Sotheby’s London in 2018. The painting had just been bought by a private buyer for £1.04 million. Yesterday (Thursday 14th October […]
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
Earlier this year it was announced that Gordon & Macphail would break Macallan’s record for the oldest single malt Scotch whisky ever bottled with the release of the Glenlivet 1940 80 Year Old Gordon & Macphail Generations. Last night, this bottling broke yet another record and became the most expensive independently bottled single malt Scotch […]
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.
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?
The Macallan 18 Year Old series is the longest ongoing series by Macallan. Beginning in 1984, an 18 year old expression has been released by the distillery every year. The bottles are amongst the most collectable Macallans out there, with many whisky collectors and investors dreaming of building a Macallan 18 Year Old vertical much […]
At Mark Littler Ltd we have helped hundreds of people sell their old and rare bottles of whisky, from Bowmores to Macallans. We have also helped clients to sell Macallan Royal Marriages. There are two incarnations of The Macallan Royal Marriage, one that was released in 1981 to celebrate the marriage of Charles & Diana, […]
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.