BUY A CASK OF CRAIGELLACHIE

At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality casks of Craigellachie 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 Craigellachie whisky cask

Are you looking to buy a cask of Craigellachie 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 Craigellachie.

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

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 Craigellachie 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 Craigellachie

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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 Craigellachie Distillery

Craigellachie distillery is located in Aberlour in Banffshire and takes its name from the words for Rocky Hill, referring to a cliff which looks over the Spey. It is in the heart of Scotland’s Speyside whisky-producing region.

Craigellachie village has long been a key hub in the history of whisky production and in 1863, the various rail lines from Keith in the east, Strathspey in the south-west, Dufftown to the south and Lossiemouth to the north all converged in the area to enable rail transport to take place between the key cities of Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow, facilitating the production of whisky products in the region.

It was not until 1890, however, that the Craigellachie distillery was established. Built to have all of the latest conveniences, it was designed expressly to make lighter, fruitier whiskies than older distilleries. In fact, an early descriptor of the Craigellachie distillery even mentions pineapple as one of the most desirable aromas to be captured in its products.

The distillery’s owners were Alexander Edward, the Benrinnes lessee and Sir Peter Mackie, the owner of White Horse. Edward, although just 25 years of age at the time of the distillery’s construction, was also the owner of a local brickworks. He had also built a hotel and several villas in the expanding village. Over time, he would build Benromach, Dallas Dhu and Aultmore.

In 1900, Edward pulled out of the distillery operation so he could focus on his other projects and Craigellachie distillery remained in the sole ownership of White Horse. Craigellachie became the core malt in Mackie’s Old Gaelic and Old Smuggler brands and these were exceptionally successful in both South Africa and Australia.

When DCL merged with White Horse, Craigellachie became part of their brand and then in 1998, DCL merged with IDV and this led to the Monopolies Board forcing the company to sell some of the estate – John Dewar And Sons together with 5 other distilleries. Craigellachie was one of these. Bacardi bought the distillery and owns it to this day.

Throughout its history, only a few official bottlings have ever been released by the Craigellachie distillery. Although most of its products are used in Dewars blending whisky products, in 2014, a 13-year-old, a 17-year-old, a limited edition 23-year-old and a travel retail 19-year-old exclusive were released under the Last Great Malts of Scotland Dewar and Sons range.

Learn More

At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality casks of Craigellachie 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 Craigellachie whisky cask

Are you looking to buy a cask of Craigellachie 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 Craigellachie.

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

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 Craigellachie 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 Craigellachie

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 Craigellachie Distillery

Craigellachie distillery is located in Aberlour in Banffshire and takes its name from the words for Rocky Hill, referring to a cliff which looks over the Spey. It is in the heart of Scotland’s Speyside whisky-producing region.

Craigellachie village has long been a key hub in the history of whisky production and in 1863, the various rail lines from Keith in the east, Strathspey in the south-west, Dufftown to the south and Lossiemouth to the north all converged in the area to enable rail transport to take place between the key cities of Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow, facilitating the production of whisky products in the region.

It was not until 1890, however, that the Craigellachie distillery was established. Built to have all of the latest conveniences, it was designed expressly to make lighter, fruitier whiskies than older distilleries. In fact, an early descriptor of the Craigellachie distillery even mentions pineapple as one of the most desirable aromas to be captured in its products.

The distillery’s owners were Alexander Edward, the Benrinnes lessee and Sir Peter Mackie, the owner of White Horse. Edward, although just 25 years of age at the time of the distillery’s construction, was also the owner of a local brickworks. He had also built a hotel and several villas in the expanding village. Over time, he would build Benromach, Dallas Dhu and Aultmore.

In 1900, Edward pulled out of the distillery operation so he could focus on his other projects and Craigellachie distillery remained in the sole ownership of White Horse. Craigellachie became the core malt in Mackie’s Old Gaelic and Old Smuggler brands and these were exceptionally successful in both South Africa and Australia.

When DCL merged with White Horse, Craigellachie became part of their brand and then in 1998, DCL merged with IDV and this led to the Monopolies Board forcing the company to sell some of the estate – John Dewar And Sons together with 5 other distilleries. Craigellachie was one of these. Bacardi bought the distillery and owns it to this day.

Throughout its history, only a few official bottlings have ever been released by the Craigellachie distillery. Although most of its products are used in Dewars blending whisky products, in 2014, a 13-year-old, a 17-year-old, a limited edition 23-year-old and a travel retail 19-year-old exclusive were released under the Last Great Malts of Scotland Dewar and Sons range.

Learn More