BUY A CASK OF GLEN SCOTIA
At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality casks of Glen Scotia whisky at a fair price.
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Buy a Glen Scotia whisky cask
Are you looking to buy a cask of Glen Scotia 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 Scotia.
As we are whisky cask brokers (rather than dealers) we’ll be able to find you your perfect cask of Glen Scotia.
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 Scotia 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 Scotia Distillery
Founded back in 1832, the Glen Scotia distillery has almost 200 years of heritage behind it and is located in Campbeltown, one of Scotland’s five whisky-producing areas. This small town was the whisky capital of the world during the Victorian era and when it was at its height of success during the 1800s the town had no less than 21 different distilleries. Today, there are three distilleries still operating in the town, Glengyle, Springbank and Glen Scotia, and these distilleries are able to give whisky lovers an insight into this once prolific Scottish whisky-making region’s history.
When the Glen Scotia distillery was originally founded in 1832 by Stewart and Galbraith And Company it was originally called Scotia. This company were in charge of operations for close to six decades. In 1919, the distillery became one of the West Highland Malt Distilleries’ founding members, bringing together 6 Campbeltown distilleries in an effort to save money and stave off closures. Unfortunately, five out of those six distilleries eventually failed, however just as the future was looking bleak Duncan MacCallum, founder of Glen Nevis purchased the brand in 1924.
Although he closed its doors in 1928, this was only a temporary measure and 1930 saw the distillery reopening once more. Tragically, however, Duncan MacCallum killed himself in the same year after losing his life savings to a scam. The distillery was then purchased by Bloch Bros and Glen was added to its name. This company owned the operation until 1954 when Hiram Walker purchased the estate, but just 12 months later it was then passed on to A Gillies & Co, a blender.
In turn, this became Amalgamated Distilled Products Ltd Scottish arm, supplying bulk and bottled malt under a number of names around the world. Although reconstruction work was carried out during the late 1970s, the Glen Scotia distillery went through a period of closure between 1984 and 1989. It finally reopened under Gibson International’s ownership but in 1994, it was bought by Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse Ltd and promptly the distillery was once more mothballed.
Five years of intermittent production followed, and in 1999 it finally returned to full production yet it was not until 2012 that a striking new range was launched. In 2014, the Loch Lomond Group bought the brand and there has been significant investment in the site since that time. Today there are just 7 people working at the distillery making it one of Scotland’s smallest whisky operations. Despite this, its annual production level is approximately 500,000 litres.