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

Are you looking to buy a cask of Glenury Royal 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 Glenury Royal.

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

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 Glenury Royal 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 Glenury Royal

Whisky Cask Enquiry VERSION 1

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 Glenury Royal Distillery

Apparently, a distillery stood on the Ury estate from the early 1820s, having been established in an effort to eradicate illicit distillation by the Duke of Gordon. This structure was destroyed by fire, however, it is unknown whether or not this was a result of arson, whether it was actually an accident. Whatever the truth of the matter, in 1823, the Excise Act was passed which paved the way for the modern Scottish whisky industry to be established.

A couple of years later it is believed that Captain Robert Barclay, the then Laird of Ury, constructed a distillery of his own. Barclay was well known at the time as a friend of the royals, a notorious gambler and improving agriculturalist. He named the distillery after the glen which runs through the district however just a few weeks after it opened, there was a serious fire, and then two weeks after that, a worker died in a boiler incident.

He owned the distillery until he died in 1854 and in 1858 it was sold on to William Ritchie. Ritchie’s descendants then operated the Glenury Royal Distillery until 1938 when Joseph Hobbs purchased it for the UK’s arm of the National Distillers of America, Train & Macintyre. The Glenury Royal distillery was then operated as the head office of the portfolio of T&M’s Associated Scottish Distilleries.

There was very little whisky produced under this owner and during the Second World War, it closed its doors. In 1953, this Scottish venture of the NDA was brought to a close, just before a huge boost in the American whisky market.

Glenury Royal distillery was then purchased by DCL who expanded the operation and doubled its capacity during the 1960s. Its maltings were closed in 1968 but the distillery continued to produce malt whisky for close to two decades more, however, in the 1980s, this distillery too fell prey to the whisky crisis that hit Scotland. 1985 signalled the beginning of the end for this distillery when it was mothballed.

Whisky stopped being produced at the Glenury Royal Distillery for good in 1992 when its owners finally decided to call it a day.  It land was sold off in 1993 for housing while its distillery buildings were knocked down signalling the end for this distillery.

In 2003, 498 bottles of 50-year-old Glenury Royal were released by Diageo as an official bottling, and in 2005, another limited release of a 36-year-old bottling was also made. There were only 2100 bottles in this batch.

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