BUY A CASK OF BRUICHLADDICH
At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality casks of Bruichladdich whisky at a fair price.
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Buy a Bruichladdich whisky cask
Are you looking to buy a cask of Bruichladdich 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 Bruichladdich.
As we are whisky cask brokers (rather than dealers) we’ll be able to find you your perfect cask of Bruichladdich.
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 Bruichladdich 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:
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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 Bruichladdich Distillery
The Bruichladdich Distillery is located on Scotland’s isle of Islay and produces primarily single malt Scotch whiskies that are renowned for their quality. In the ownership of Remy Cointreau, this distillery is one of only 8 functioning distilleries still to be found on the island.
Bruichladdich was constructed by William, John and Robert Harvey in 1881 in the west of the island. This dynastic family already owned two whisky distilleries in Glasgow which had been in their ownership since 1770, and this third distillery was built using the brothers’ inheritance money. At the time of the distillery’s construction, it featured a cutting-edge design, being constructed using stone from the shore and using an efficient layout with a spaciously large courtyard at its centre.
Its uniquely narrow-necked and tall stills were specially chosen in order to produce a spirit that was original and extremely pure – the complete opposite of the whisky style which was being produced at the older farm-style distilleries on the island. William Harvey ran the distillery until 1934, and over the following four decades, the distillery changed hands numerous times.
After avoiding closure narrowly, it was finally closed down in 1994. Yet in 2000, the distillery was bought and, following an extensive dismantling and reassembling project, it reopened again with much of the original Victorian-era equipment and décor still in place. Even today, there are no computers in use during the production process and the gravity-fed system uses the old Victorian methods.
All of the whiskies produced by the distillery are single malts. The Bruichladdich bottlings being unpeated, the Port Charlotte bottlings being very peated, and Octomore bottlings being extremely heavily peated – so heavily peated in fact that it has earned the title of most heavily peated single malt whisky anywhere in the world.
Full production was achieved by the distillery in 2013, and it uses exclusively Scottish barley, much of which is grown on the island itself. In fact, the origins of the barley which is used by this distillery are extremely important to the philosophy of the brand, and individual farmers, fields and farms are usually identified on the whisky’s packaging, strengthening its links with the Islay community.
Today, the Bruichladdich distillery has created an impressive administrative and management system on the island, including Islay’s only commercial-scale bottling hall. It is also the island’s largest private employer, providing about 60 jobs for local people.