BUY A CASK OF GLEN MORAY
At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality casks of Glen Moray whisky at a fair price.
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Buy a Glen Moray whisky cask
Are you looking to buy a cask of Glen Moray 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 Glen Moray.
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 Glen Moray 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:
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 Glen Moray Distillery
While today the Glen Moray distillery is in the middle of a housing estate, originally it sat outside the boundaries of Elgin. It began its life as a brewery which took its power and water from the River Lossie which flowed at high speed alongside the building. On the downside, the closeness of this water source led to several floods over the years in the distillery buildings.
In 1897, the function of the building changed, and the Glen Moray distillery was converted from the old buildings due to the boom in the whisky industry which was occurring at this time. Unfortunately, although it had seemed that there would be a never-ending demand for whisky, this turned out not to be the case, and like many other whisky brands, Glen Moray fell prey to the early 20th-century slump, closing its doors in 1910. In 1923 it was bought by Glenmorangie’s owner, Macdonald and Muir.
In 1058 a large Saladin malting was installed, doubling the still number from two to four. These maltings ran until the late 1970s. Towards the end of the period of Glenmorangie ownership, Glen Moray became known as the budget malt of the firm, and it was frequently sold at the same low price as a standard blend. This meant that even when demand grew and sales increased there was very little profit produced, and the image of the distillery became badly tarnished.
2008 saw the distillery being sold to La Martiniquaise, a French distillery company, primarily for fillings for the brand’s Glen Turner and Label Five brands. Since that time, capacity has increased by 40% and another pair of stills and new washbacks have been installed.
It is thought that the high water table and the river’s proximity produces a more humid and warm microclimate that helps the maturation process. Since La Martiniquaise took over the distillery, a greater percentage of first-fill American oak casks are used and this adds a more buttery note to the mix. Interestingly, Glen Moray was a pioneer of whisky finishing in wine casks, and in recent years some new releases have emerged as well as peated malts.
The Glen Moray visitors centre is open all through the year and offers tastings and tours to interested visitors. The brand has also won a number of awards through the years in competitions like the ISC, WWA and IWSC among others.