BUY A CASK OF GLENESK

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

Are you looking to buy a cask of Glenesk 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 Glenesk.

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

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 Glenesk 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 Glenesk

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’.

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The History Of The Glenesk Distillery

Perhaps the most interesting thing about the Glenesk Distillery history is that it has had a huge number of names in its past. With a history that spans over 100 years, this distillery was established on a former flax mill’s site, and in 1897 is began its producing life under the name “Highland Esk”. Owned by James Isles, a spirit and wine merchant from Dundee, it was soon handed over to Septimus Parsonage, his business partner, due to a downturn in the market, and he only kept the distillery for 2 years before selling it on to J F Caille Heddle when it was renamed North Esk.

Throughout the First World War, the Glenesk Distillery stills remained silent, and then it was damaged by a fire so upon its reopening in 1919 at the end of the war it was only a maltings rather than a distillery. It was not until 1938 that whisky began to be produced again. It was at this time that it became part of the Associated Scottish Distilleries portfolio and they transformed it immediately into a grain distillery, naturally changing the name one more time to Montrose.

During World War II production temporarily ceased, and it did not start up again until 1953 when ASD withdrew from Scotch and the distillery joined the DCL portfolio. DCL ran Glenesk as a grain distillery intermittently for a decade, and then when other grain distilleries began to expand due to an increased demand for malt whisky during the 1960s, it was then changed back to a malt plant during 1964. As you may imagine, another name change was then on the cards, and the distillery became known as Hillside.

After four years, a large drums maltings was constructed next to the original building which underwent further expansion in 1973. For no apparent reason, another name change occurred in 1980. This time it became known as Glenesk and this name lasted for five more years before the distillery finally closed its doors in 1985, before the site was eventually demolished and housing was built on it. Despite this, however, its maltings have continued and have even been expanded, now forming part of the Greencore Group.

Learn More

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

Are you looking to buy a cask of Glenesk 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 Glenesk.

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

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 Glenesk 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 Glenesk

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 Glenesk Distillery

Perhaps the most interesting thing about the Glenesk Distillery history is that it has had a huge number of names in its past. With a history that spans over 100 years, this distillery was established on a former flax mill’s site, and in 1897 is began its producing life under the name “Highland Esk”. Owned by James Isles, a spirit and wine merchant from Dundee, it was soon handed over to Septimus Parsonage, his business partner, due to a downturn in the market, and he only kept the distillery for 2 years before selling it on to J F Caille Heddle when it was renamed North Esk.

Throughout the First World War, the Glenesk Distillery stills remained silent, and then it was damaged by a fire so upon its reopening in 1919 at the end of the war it was only a maltings rather than a distillery. It was not until 1938 that whisky began to be produced again. It was at this time that it became part of the Associated Scottish Distilleries portfolio and they transformed it immediately into a grain distillery, naturally changing the name one more time to Montrose.

During World War II production temporarily ceased, and it did not start up again until 1953 when ASD withdrew from Scotch and the distillery joined the DCL portfolio. DCL ran Glenesk as a grain distillery intermittently for a decade, and then when other grain distilleries began to expand due to an increased demand for malt whisky during the 1960s, it was then changed back to a malt plant during 1964. As you may imagine, another name change was then on the cards, and the distillery became known as Hillside.

After four years, a large drums maltings was constructed next to the original building which underwent further expansion in 1973. For no apparent reason, another name change occurred in 1980. This time it became known as Glenesk and this name lasted for five more years before the distillery finally closed its doors in 1985, before the site was eventually demolished and housing was built on it. Despite this, however, its maltings have continued and have even been expanded, now forming part of the Greencore Group.

Learn More