BUY A CASK OF GLENUGIE
At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality casks of Glenugie whisky at a fair price.
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Buy a Glenugie whisky cask
Are you looking to buy a cask of Glenugie 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 Glenugie.
As we are whisky cask brokers (rather than dealers) we’ll be able to find you your perfect cask of Glenugie.
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 Glenugie 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 Glenugie Distillery
At one time, the Glenugie Distillery was the most easterly of its kind in Scotland. It was also one of 4 distilleries which have been lost on the Peterhead area, a district renowned for fishing and the two harbours which were designed by well-known architects John Smeaton and Thomas Telford. Once a producer of single malt whisky, the Glenugie Distillery had a sporadic operation between 1831 and 1983, with a string of owners. It finally shut its doors in 1983 – the end to a 150-year-old chapter of failures and setbacks.
First established in 1831, the Glenugie Distillery was founded by Donald McLeod & Co Ltd under the original name Invernettie. Simon Forbes then bought the distillery in 1884 and had some success, operating it until 1915. Although the distillery remained silent for the majority of the First World War, it did reopen for a brief period between 1923 and 1924 under the name Glenugie Distillery Ltd. However once more, it fell silent from 1925 until 1937 when Seager Evans and Co Ltd reopened it again.
In 1956, the distillery was bought by Scheney International at which time the decision was made to improve its equipment. This led to an oil system being installed in place of the original coal-fired boiler, and also a new pair of stills that had condensers were introduced thus doubling production. This doubling of production levels led to excessive strain on the workshop and as a result, the decision was taken to cease malting on the site, converting the malthouse into a warehouse space.
Seager Evans took a new name in 1970, becoming Long John International, and Whitbread bought their business in 1975. Still, Glenugie continued to operate, however, times were changing for Scottish whisky. The 1980s was a difficult time for whisky production in Scotland as there was excessive competition in the market and many distilleries fell prey to the difficult financial times. Glenugie Distillery was one of the unlucky distilleries which could not continue after 1983. It joined the other dozen or so single malt distilleries which closed in the same year.
Dismantling of the distillery followed, and its premises were then taken over by the Score Group Plc. They constructed workshops on the site, although the Glenugie brand name still exists and is currently owned by the Chivas Brothers.