BUY A CASK OF ARRAN
At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality casks of Arran whisky at a fair price.
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Buy an Arran whisky cask
Are you looking to buy a cask of Arran 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 Arran.
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 Arran 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
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 Arran Distillery
Always known to be a wonderful place to make fine whiskies, Arran found that it could not compete in the days when quantity was held as more important than quality, with the result that many of its distilleries fell out of use. However, Arran’s whisky making tradition was revived in the construction of the Lochranza distillery to the north of the island, and when, in 1998, a 3-year-old cask was finally opened, it was the Arran whisky’s first legal dram in more than a century and a half.
It was not until 2006 that the first official 10-year-old Arran Malt became commercially available. This whisky, bottled at 46%, is still at the very heart of the Arran whisky range. In 2007, the distillery was named as the Scottish Distillery of the Year.
Until quite recently, many of the casks had to be stored in the Springbankwarehouses, since there was not sufficient room at the distillery, however now, the distillery has created its own on-site storage warehouse to allow for much easier access to the barrels. It also offers an unusual cask purchase scheme, offering private customers the chance to own their very own whisky cask, that can then be stored on the distillery site.
The Arran distillery has made a Robert Burns Blended Whisky and a Robert Burns Single Malt as part of its role as patron of the World Burns Federation. They are therefore the only distillery that has been granted the right to use Robert Burns’ signature and image on its packaging. Most of Arran’s whisky is used to make Single Malt, however a small amount is used to produce their blended whisky range.
Today, the distillery is owned by a private shareholders group, and in 2010, a 15thAnniversary bottling was released to commemorate the Distillery Open Day on the 3rd July. The same year also saw the first official 14-year-old single malt to be released by the Arran Distillery. December of 2010 also saw Arran’s first peated Single Malt being released under the name Machrie Moor.
June 2016 saw the Arran distillery celebrating its 21st anniversary, and also the christening of the new tasting and blending building, Rowan House, which had been constructed in the Lochranza Distillery’s grounds. There are now plans in place to construct another distillery to the south of the island, making this a very exciting time for the Arran distillery.