BUY A CASK OF KNOCKDHU

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

Are you looking to buy a cask of Knockdhu 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 Knockdhu.

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

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 Knockdhu 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 Knockdhu

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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’.

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The History Of The Knockdhu Distillery

Located in Knock, Banffshire, the Knockdhu distillery is currently owned by the Inver House Distillers Ltd. Compared to many other distilleries in the area, this brand has a relatively recent history having only been founded in 1893.

John Morrison, its first owner, purchased the land from the Duke of Fife in order to develop whisky for Haigs following the discovery of a number of springs on Knock Hill’s southern slopes. Another reason for Morrison choosing this site was because it was located close to Knock Station, which was on the Great North of Scotland Railway’s Banff branch line which ran between Elgin and Aberdeen. Furthermore, the location was also just a few miles away from an area which had a huge peat source and was well known for its barley.

The Knockdhu distillery buildings were constructed from local grey granite and it originally featured two pot stills which were steam heated and which could produce as much as 2500 gallons per week. This was the Distillers Company Limited’s first malt distillery and production began in 1894.

Although operation ran continuously until 1931, it was then forced to shut its doors for a handful of years because of economic depression. Then barley restrictions due to the Second World War led to another period of closure between 1940 and 1945. Following the war, the old steam-powered engine was retired from use in 1947 and the distillery became connected to the national grid.

1983 saw the closure of the Knockdhu distillery and in 1988 it was sold on to Inver House. Production began once more the following year and there are a number of bottling ages now in circulation, with the most popular being the 12-year-old expression. An annual vintage is also bottled at around 14-15 years old and there is also a 16-year-old expression which is solely matured in ex-bourbon casks as well as a 30-year-old expression

The distillery’s single malt was once named Knockdhu after the distillery itself, however, it took the name anCnoc in 1994 so that it would not be confused with Knockando. This name comes from Gaelic and means The Hill.

In more recent times, the Inver House brand created a wetland area which is just outside the distillery. Here, the spent lees is treated.

Learn More

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

Are you looking to buy a cask of Knockdhu 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 Knockdhu.

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

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 Knockdhu 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 Knockdhu

Whisky Cask Enquiry VERSION 1
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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 Knockdhu Distillery

Located in Knock, Banffshire, the Knockdhu distillery is currently owned by the Inver House Distillers Ltd. Compared to many other distilleries in the area, this brand has a relatively recent history having only been founded in 1893.

John Morrison, its first owner, purchased the land from the Duke of Fife in order to develop whisky for Haigs following the discovery of a number of springs on Knock Hill’s southern slopes. Another reason for Morrison choosing this site was because it was located close to Knock Station, which was on the Great North of Scotland Railway’s Banff branch line which ran between Elgin and Aberdeen. Furthermore, the location was also just a few miles away from an area which had a huge peat source and was well known for its barley.

The Knockdhu distillery buildings were constructed from local grey granite and it originally featured two pot stills which were steam heated and which could produce as much as 2500 gallons per week. This was the Distillers Company Limited’s first malt distillery and production began in 1894.

Although operation ran continuously until 1931, it was then forced to shut its doors for a handful of years because of economic depression. Then barley restrictions due to the Second World War led to another period of closure between 1940 and 1945. Following the war, the old steam-powered engine was retired from use in 1947 and the distillery became connected to the national grid.

1983 saw the closure of the Knockdhu distillery and in 1988 it was sold on to Inver House. Production began once more the following year and there are a number of bottling ages now in circulation, with the most popular being the 12-year-old expression. An annual vintage is also bottled at around 14-15 years old and there is also a 16-year-old expression which is solely matured in ex-bourbon casks as well as a 30-year-old expression

The distillery’s single malt was once named Knockdhu after the distillery itself, however, it took the name anCnoc in 1994 so that it would not be confused with Knockando. This name comes from Gaelic and means The Hill.

In more recent times, the Inver House brand created a wetland area which is just outside the distillery. Here, the spent lees is treated.

Learn More