BUY A CASK OF BLADNOCH

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

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

Cask Buying Due Diligence: Bladnoch

At Mark Littler Ltd we aim to be the foremost reference point for those looking to invest in whisky casks, helping potential investors do their due diligence before deciding to invest. As such, here are a few things to think about when purchasing a cask of Bladnoch. 

  • Why Are You Purchasing A Cask of Bladnoch? 

Some people choose to purchase casks from specific distilleries, either due to sentimental reasons or because they have a passion for that particular whisky. It is important to consider your reasons for purchasing a cask of Bladnoch. Do you have knowledge about investment in Bladnoch? What is the growth potential of the distillery? Is Bladnoch repositioning itself as a brand?

Age is only a small driver of value when it comes to whisky casks. Branding is much more important, so you should be absolutely sure that Bladnoch is where you would like to invest your money before you purchase a cask. 

  • Are You Getting A Delivery Order?

A delivery order is the industry standard way – and the only way – to transfer ownership of a cask at warehouse level. A certificate of ownership or title is not a substitute for this. So, if you are buying a cask of Bladnoch, make sure that you receive a delivery order. Not getting a delivery order with your cask is comparable to not getting the V5 logbook when buying a new car. Without a delivery order, you will not have full autonomy over your cask, and you will not be recognised as the cask’s legal owner by HMRC.  

You can learn more about delivery orders on our blog

  • Check Your Contract, And Check Again

Legal contracts, such as those you are asked to sign when buying a whisky cask, can often contain daunting and impenetrable language. However, it is the responsibility of the company that you are buying from to explain to you any clauses that you do not understand. Sometimes, a contract will contain caveats that stop you from doing certain things with your cask, such as bottling it under a certain name, asserting that the cask can only be bottled for private consumption, or demanding profit shares, meaning that the company gets a share of the profit when you sell the cask. 

So, when buying a cask of Bladnoch, always ask the company or their legal representative to cut through the jargon, so that you know exactly what it is you are purchasing. 

You can read more about cask buying due diligence here. Otherwise, please read on to find out how we can source you a cask of Bladnoch. 

Buy a Bladnoch whisky cask

Are you looking to buy a cask of Bladnoch 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 Bladnoch.

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

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 Bladnoch 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 Bladnoch

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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 Bladnoch Distillery

Bladnoch Distillery is located in the south-west of Scotland and is one of only six Lowland distilleries still to be in operation today. Found in Bladnoch near Wigtown in Dumfries and Galloway, this distillery is on the River Bladnoch’s banks and is Scotland’s most southern distillery.

Founded in 1817 by Thomas and John McClelland, the distillery produced 131,640 litres of whisky between 1823 and 1826, with an average of 32,910 litres every year. During 1826 to 1827, this total had increased to 44,520 litres a year.

By the middle of the 1800s, Bladnoch Distillery was employing 20 workers to turn 16,000 bushels of barley every year into spirit. The distillery was then modernised and enlarged in 1878 to handle the increased demand for whisky and the rise in production levels. By the year 1887, the distillery’s site covered 2 acres, and another 50 acres was being farmed by the distillery’s proprietor, the nephew and son of its founders, and its output had increased considerably to 230,000 litres every year.

In the 1890s, however, the distilling business hit hard times, possibly because of the increase in excise duty, the growth of temperance movements or even because the amount of barley being produced nationwide had reduced. Galloway’s other distilleries ended up closing their doors, however, Bladnoch managed to weather the storm.

From 1911 – 1937, the distillery was owned by an Irish company, Wm Dunville & Co Ltd, and, although whisky produced temporarily ceased when World War II broke out, malt was produced continuously until 1949 at which time the distillery shut up shop.

In 1957, the distillery reopened once more with a new owner, beginning whisky production again. There were several owners in charge of operations until Bell’s took over operations in 1983 and put a programme of computerisation and modernisation in place. Bell’s was taken over by the United Distillers Group in 1987 and soon, the weekly production rate increased to more than 36,000 litres. However, in 1993, the distillery was mothballed but was discovered a year later by Raymond Armstrong, an Irishman who was holidaying in the area. He replaced the old equipment and plant and reopened the distillery for production in 2000.

However, troubled times weren’t over for the distillery, and it went into liquidation in 2014. It was bought again in 2015 by David Prior, an Australian entrepreneur and Bladnoch has now reopened and is producing fine whisky again.

Learn More

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

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

Cask Buying Due Diligence: Bladnoch

At Mark Littler Ltd we aim to be the foremost reference point for those looking to invest in whisky casks, helping potential investors do their due diligence before deciding to invest. As such, here are a few things to think about when purchasing a cask of Bladnoch. 

  • Why Are You Purchasing A Cask of Bladnoch? 

Some people choose to purchase casks from specific distilleries, either due to sentimental reasons or because they have a passion for that particular whisky. It is important to consider your reasons for purchasing a cask of Bladnoch. Do you have knowledge about investment in Bladnoch? What is the growth potential of the distillery? Is Bladnoch repositioning itself as a brand?

Age is only a small driver of value when it comes to whisky casks. Branding is much more important, so you should be absolutely sure that Bladnoch is where you would like to invest your money before you purchase a cask. 

  • Are You Getting A Delivery Order?

A delivery order is the industry standard way – and the only way – to transfer ownership of a cask at warehouse level. A certificate of ownership or title is not a substitute for this. So, if you are buying a cask of Bladnoch, make sure that you receive a delivery order. Not getting a delivery order with your cask is comparable to not getting the V5 logbook when buying a new car. Without a delivery order, you will not have full autonomy over your cask, and you will not be recognised as the cask’s legal owner by HMRC.  

You can learn more about delivery orders on our blog

  • Check Your Contract, And Check Again

Legal contracts, such as those you are asked to sign when buying a whisky cask, can often contain daunting and impenetrable language. However, it is the responsibility of the company that you are buying from to explain to you any clauses that you do not understand. Sometimes, a contract will contain caveats that stop you from doing certain things with your cask, such as bottling it under a certain name, asserting that the cask can only be bottled for private consumption, or demanding profit shares, meaning that the company gets a share of the profit when you sell the cask. 

So, when buying a cask of Bladnoch, always ask the company or their legal representative to cut through the jargon, so that you know exactly what it is you are purchasing. 

You can read more about cask buying due diligence here. Otherwise, please read on to find out how we can source you a cask of Bladnoch. 

Buy a Bladnoch whisky cask

Are you looking to buy a cask of Bladnoch 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 Bladnoch.

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

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 Bladnoch 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 Bladnoch

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 Bladnoch Distillery

Bladnoch Distillery is located in the south-west of Scotland and is one of only six Lowland distilleries still to be in operation today. Found in Bladnoch near Wigtown in Dumfries and Galloway, this distillery is on the River Bladnoch’s banks and is Scotland’s most southern distillery.

Founded in 1817 by Thomas and John McClelland, the distillery produced 131,640 litres of whisky between 1823 and 1826, with an average of 32,910 litres every year. During 1826 to 1827, this total had increased to 44,520 litres a year.

By the middle of the 1800s, Bladnoch Distillery was employing 20 workers to turn 16,000 bushels of barley every year into spirit. The distillery was then modernised and enlarged in 1878 to handle the increased demand for whisky and the rise in production levels. By the year 1887, the distillery’s site covered 2 acres, and another 50 acres was being farmed by the distillery’s proprietor, the nephew and son of its founders, and its output had increased considerably to 230,000 litres every year.

In the 1890s, however, the distilling business hit hard times, possibly because of the increase in excise duty, the growth of temperance movements or even because the amount of barley being produced nationwide had reduced. Galloway’s other distilleries ended up closing their doors, however, Bladnoch managed to weather the storm.

From 1911 – 1937, the distillery was owned by an Irish company, Wm Dunville & Co Ltd, and, although whisky produced temporarily ceased when World War II broke out, malt was produced continuously until 1949 at which time the distillery shut up shop.

In 1957, the distillery reopened once more with a new owner, beginning whisky production again. There were several owners in charge of operations until Bell’s took over operations in 1983 and put a programme of computerisation and modernisation in place. Bell’s was taken over by the United Distillers Group in 1987 and soon, the weekly production rate increased to more than 36,000 litres. However, in 1993, the distillery was mothballed but was discovered a year later by Raymond Armstrong, an Irishman who was holidaying in the area. He replaced the old equipment and plant and reopened the distillery for production in 2000.

However, troubled times weren’t over for the distillery, and it went into liquidation in 2014. It was bought again in 2015 by David Prior, an Australian entrepreneur and Bladnoch has now reopened and is producing fine whisky again.

Learn More