BUY A CASK OF ABERLOUR
At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality casks of Aberlour whisky at a fair price.
Buy with confidence from a broker with more than 500 five-star reviews from customers just like you.
Buy an Aberlour whisky cask
Are you looking to buy a cask of Aberlour whisky? We are specialist brokers with hundreds of five-star reviews and a proven track record of helping and educating people to ensure they make the right decision when they come to buy a cask of Aberlour.
By choosing to purchase a cask through Mark Littler you gain access to the whole cask market rather than just our own inventory. That means when you come to sell your cask you will not be selling the same product as everyone else (as is the case when people buy from distillery investment schemes), meaning your cask will command a premium.
If you think that a cask or casks from Aberlour distillery is the right choice for you then we can help you find you the cask that meets your needs. Alternatively if you are open to suggestions then we can also discuss other potential matches for your cask investment needs.
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How Mark Littler Can Help You
Let’s assume you have read our cask guide and watched all of our cask investment videos. If not, follow the links and put yourself in an informed position before you buy.
If you think that casks are a good investment for you then we can now help you find you the perfect cask for your needs.
Here is what we do in a nutshell:
Mr Smith comes to us to find three casks, one for each of his three grandchildren. We find him casks a selection of casks from Bruichladdich, Ben Nevis, Caol Ila, Bowmore, Ardbeg, Springbank, Highland Park and Arran to meet his budget and needs. His casks are then moved to our exclusive HMRC Bonded Warehouse.
Mr Smith visits his casks every 2-3 years on his way up to Scotland. He contacts us every Christmas to have 6 bottles drawn from each of his casks.
We have the bottles applied with bespoke labels and he enjoys how the whisky inside his casks is maturing and developing.
When his grandchildren reach 21 they decide to sell their casks. Mark Littler LTD. help them draw a final six bottles from the cask as a keepsake. The casks are then sold in bond and the three grandchildren each use the proceeds from the sales towards a house deposit. Best of all their profits are free from Capital Gains Tax.
How We Evolved As A Broker
We don’t only sell casks to people. In fact, our primary business is selling bottles and casks for people. We are established antiques brokers and have sold everything from medieval gold rings to classic cars.
So how did we get to a position where we were selling casks to the public? Learn more in this short video:
Advice You Can Trust
Since 2016 our aim has been simple – to provide a trustworthy source of information to help people make sound decisions when they are selling their items. To date we have sold millions of pounds worth of antiques and whisky (both casks and bottles) for our clients.
We’re now applying this same logic to help people invest in casks of whisky. Rather than providing sales pitches disguised as educational material, it’s our mission to become the ultimate source of open and honest cask investment guidance.
The information you will find in OUR GUIDE, CASK VIDEOS, BLOG and CALCULATOR is all designed to help you make a balanced decision. We would rather you knew all the facts and didn’t buy a cask than buy one based on ‘fake news’.
The History Of The Aberlour Distillery
First established in 1825, the very first distillery to be constructed in Aberlour only ran for eight years, closing down in 1833 when its co-lessees, John and James Grant left in order to construct Glen Grant, their own distillery in Rothes. The current Aberlour Distillery was built many years later in 1879 by James Fleming using water derived from St Drostan’s Well on the site.
As the son of a tenant farmer, James Fleming had worked at Dailuiane Carron for a decade. He produced whisky at the distillery from 1880 until he died 15 years later at the age of 65. He is now buried opposite the distillery that he built. The distillery was bought by Robert Thorne & Sons who ran it until 1921, although the original building shared the same fate as a number of other 19th century distilleries, burning down and requiring a rebuild in 1898. In 1921, Robert Thorne & Sons Ltd. sold the distillery to W. H. Holt & Sons, a brewery near Manchester.
During the Second World War, the distillery operated on a reduced basis, and this led to locals smuggling wash up the Aberlour Burn and illicitly distilling under the Linn Falls. In 1945, the distillery became under the ownership of Campbell Distillers, and in 1974 it passed on into the Pernod Ricard portfolio just following its expansion to four from two stills after its entire interior had been fully modernised. Since the company owning the Aberlour Distillery is French, it has a strong French following, and it now belongs to Chivas Brothers, Pernod’s whisky division which joined with Pernod Ricard in 2001 to form a portfolio of 1-grain distillery and 14 single malt distilleries across Scotland.
Aberlour distillery’s whisky is available in several ages including 18, 16, 15, 12 and 10-year-olds as well as a 30 year old which is rare. It also has a cask strength release. Most of the distillery’s variants are made in ex-bourbon casks and some are also finished in casks that were once used to mature sherry or fortified wine – something that especially appeals to French drinkers.
The Aberlour distillery now has a popular modern visitor’s centre which opened in 2002 and it hosts tours and tasting sessions for visitors throughout the year.