BUY A CASK OF BANFF

At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality casks of Banff whisky at a fair price.

Buy with confidence from a broker with more than 300 five-star reviews from customers just like you.

Buy a Banff whisky cask

Are you looking to buy a cask of Banff 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 Banff.

As we are whisky cask brokers (rather than dealers) we’ll be able to find you your perfect cask of Banff. 

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 Banff 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.  

Buy A Cask of Banff

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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:

Fact finding & cask selection

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.

Making the most of your investment

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.

Return on investment

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’.

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The History Of The Banff Distillery

Having been in operation from 1863 until 1983, the Banff distillery produced single malt whisky. The first distillery which used the name Banff was constructed in 1824 by James McKilligan & Co in Inverboyndie on Banff Bay. Its ownership was transferred in 1837 to Alex Mackay, then again in 1852 to James Simpson Junior and Senior. In 1863, the Junior Mr Simpson constructed a brand-new distillery in Inverboyndie and this one had improved access to the rail transport links through the Great North of Scotland Railway as well as a better source of water from the Fiskaidly Farm springs.

While there had been explosions and fires in the past at the Banff Distillery, an especially severe fire destroyed and damaged the majority of the distillery save its warehouse in 1877. However, just a few months after the fire occurred, the distillery had been rebuilt and operation had been restored, with the addition of a fire engine which was then kept on the premises.

A portion of the Banff Distillery was sold by the Simpson family in 1921 to the Mile End Distillery Company, and in 1932, the whole operation was purchased by a subsidiary of the Distillers Company Limited for £50,000 at which time produced was ceased.

The distillery was attacked during the second world war and its Warehouse 12 was destroyed. Many of the whisky casks were burned, resulting in much of the stock being lost. There were reports that the whisky had leaked into the water supplies, intoxicating local animals. Repairs began in 1941 and an RAF squadron was then moved onto the site until the war was over.

At the end of the war, the Banff distillery underwent renovation to bring it back into operation. However, an explosion during 1959 destroyed the still, damaging the distillery further. Eventually, renovations were completed and whisky began to be produced once more. In 1983 production was mothballed and the majority of its buildings were demolished or dismantled by the late 80s. In 1991, a fire destroyed the last remaining warehouse.

The Banff Distillery may have the dubious honour of being Scotland’s most unlucky whisky distillery since it has spent most of its history being destroyed by fire. It seems quite appropriate that it finally ended its life with the last warehouse being burned down.

Learn More

At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality casks of Banff whisky at a fair price.

Buy with confidence from a broker with more than 300 five-star reviews from customers just like you.

Buy a Banff whisky cask

Are you looking to buy a cask of Banff 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 Banff.

As we are whisky cask brokers (rather than dealers) we’ll be able to find you your perfect cask of Banff. 

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 Banff 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.  

Buy A Cask of Banff

Whisky Cask Enquiry VERSION 1
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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:

Fact finding & cask selection

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.

Making the most of your investment

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.

Return on investment

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 Banff Distillery

Having been in operation from 1863 until 1983, the Banff distillery produced single malt whisky. The first distillery which used the name Banff was constructed in 1824 by James McKilligan & Co in Inverboyndie on Banff Bay. Its ownership was transferred in 1837 to Alex Mackay, then again in 1852 to James Simpson Junior and Senior. In 1863, the Junior Mr Simpson constructed a brand-new distillery in Inverboyndie and this one had improved access to the rail transport links through the Great North of Scotland Railway as well as a better source of water from the Fiskaidly Farm springs.

While there had been explosions and fires in the past at the Banff Distillery, an especially severe fire destroyed and damaged the majority of the distillery save its warehouse in 1877. However, just a few months after the fire occurred, the distillery had been rebuilt and operation had been restored, with the addition of a fire engine which was then kept on the premises.

A portion of the Banff Distillery was sold by the Simpson family in 1921 to the Mile End Distillery Company, and in 1932, the whole operation was purchased by a subsidiary of the Distillers Company Limited for £50,000 at which time produced was ceased.

The distillery was attacked during the second world war and its Warehouse 12 was destroyed. Many of the whisky casks were burned, resulting in much of the stock being lost. There were reports that the whisky had leaked into the water supplies, intoxicating local animals. Repairs began in 1941 and an RAF squadron was then moved onto the site until the war was over.

At the end of the war, the Banff distillery underwent renovation to bring it back into operation. However, an explosion during 1959 destroyed the still, damaging the distillery further. Eventually, renovations were completed and whisky began to be produced once more. In 1983 production was mothballed and the majority of its buildings were demolished or dismantled by the late 80s. In 1991, a fire destroyed the last remaining warehouse.

The Banff Distillery may have the dubious honour of being Scotland’s most unlucky whisky distillery since it has spent most of its history being destroyed by fire. It seems quite appropriate that it finally ended its life with the last warehouse being burned down.

Learn More