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

Are you looking to buy a cask of Glenfarclas 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 Glenfarclas.

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 Glenfarclas 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 Glenfarclas Distillery

With a name which means Valley Of Green Grass, the Glenfarclas Distillery had its own farm which ran from the end of the 18th century until the late 1980s. As happened with most older distillery sites, the farm’s buildings were no doubt used as an illicit distillation site before the Excise Act of 1823 was passed.

It was 13 years later that Robert Hay, the farm’s original owner finally took out a licence to produce his own whisky. When he died in 1965, it was John Grant, his neighbour, who purchased the distillery for the princely sum of £512 and ever since then it has stayed in the hands of the Grant family.

Thanks to this continuity of ownership, Glenfarclas has been able to reflect a traditional whisky production method, however, this has not prevented its great success. The current owner is the sixth generation of the family to be in the whisky production industry, and to date the company has survived through 22 recessions through a policy of only making what they can afford to produce and never borrowing money to produce it.

Almost uniquely in the Scotch whisky industry, when the 1980s was causing major financial headaches for other distilleries, the Glenfarclas distillery’s production levels were actually increased and this meant that there was plenty of stock to sell when the inevitable upturn finally came to the market.

Glenfarclas has also maintained a careful balance between retaining sufficient production for their own single malt bottlings and producing enough to supply demand from third-party blenders. The result is that the Glenfarclas distillery has a larger volume of aged stock than many of its rivals. Since it also prevents other independent bottlers from using their name, the distillery has maintained a very strong brand identity.

Although the distillery tried steam production methods during the 1980s, this was found to be inadequate, and therefore direct fire was retained for reasons of quality. Today, the distillery sources the wood for its casks from Miguel Martin, a Jerez cooper, and claims to have been pioneers in cask strength bottling having launched the 105 in 1968.

The Glenfarclas Distillery was also one of the early operators to open its doors to the public, having first admitted tourists in 1973. Today, it still welcomes visitors while also selling over 700,000 bottles every day to buyers from all around the globe.

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