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

Buy with confidence from a broker with more than 500 five-star reviews from customers just like you.

Buy a Bowmore whisky cask

Are you looking to buy a cask of Bowmore 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 Bowmore.

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 Bowmore 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:

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 Bowmore Distillery

The Bowmore distillery produces fine Scotch whisky on the Inner Hebridian island of Islay. Lying on Loch Indaal’s southeastern shore, Bowmore is one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, having been said to have been founded as long ago as 1779.

Today, the distillery is in the hands of Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd, however, back in 1779, it was originally established by John P Simson, who was a local merchant. It eventually passed into the Mutter family’s ownership, and James Mutter, the head of the family, introduced many innovative distilling processing during the time of his ownership. He even built an iron steamship which was used to import coal and barley from the mainland and also to export whisky to Glasgow for sale. In 2007, a bottle of Bowmore Single Malt from 1850 was auctioned off for £29,400.

In 1925, J B Sheriff & Co purchased the distillery, and it stayed in their ownership until 1950 when it was bought by William Grigor & Son Ltd. During the World War, the distillery’s production came to a halt, and the building was home to the RAF Coastal Command during that time, with flying boats being operated on anti-submarine missions from Loch Indaal. In 1963, the distillery was bought by Stanley P Morrison, and so began a legendary era in the Bowmore whisky history, with many of the best bottlings having been produced during the mid-1960s.

The Bowmore Distillery obtains the majority of its barley from Islay itself, however since there is not enough to satisfy the demand of the distillery, it is also brought over from the mainland. Today, the distillery still has a traditional floor malting, however, this too does not have enough capacity and therefore in most cases, the barley which is imported has already been malted.

The Bowmore distillery’s annual capacity is 2,000,000 litres, and fermentation takes place in traditional wood washbacks, with the liquid then being passed through 2 wish stills, then through 2 spirit stills. Interestingly, waste heat produced during the process of distillation is used to heat the public swimming pool nearby which was constructed in a former warehouse of the distillery. Bowmore’s whiskies have been matured and distilled using all of the expertise gained by this distillery over many generations, and with a range that comprises everything from the limited-edition expressions to their core collection, Bowmore is known for its balanced and complex flavour.

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