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

Are you looking to buy a cask of Loch Lomond 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 Loch Lomond.

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

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 Loch Lomond 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

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 Loch Lomond Distillery

Compared with most of other Scotland’s distilleries the Loch Lomond distillery is a very recent establishment. While most of the country’s whisky operations were set up during the 19th century, the Loch Lomond distillery was not constructed until the 1960s when the distillery industry took off in a big way.

The Loch Lomond distillery was constructed in 1966 as part of a joint partnership which was formed between Barton Brands, a Chicago based company, and Duncan Thomas, an American who owns Littlemill. In 1971, the American company took over complete control of operations but when the whisky boom went bust in 1984 the distillery closed its doors. In 1985 it briefly passed through the hands of Inver House and then in 1986 it passed on to Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse Ltd. In 1994 Glen Scotia was then added to the portfolio.

Glen Catrine formed the ageing and bottling arm of well-established retail and blending firm Bulloch and Co, which owned the Glen’s Vodka and High Commissioner brands. Under the ownership of this company, Loch Lomond became an incredibly flexible and innovative distillery. It specialised in the export and private label business, however, and this meant that its operation was not well understood or widely reported.

In 2014, the company was sold to Exponent, a private equity firm, which had former Diageo executives at the head of its Loch Lomond Group distilling division.

Originally, the distillery had a set of pot stills that had rectifying plates in the necks. These were also called Lomond stills and enabled different streams of flavour to be produced. In 1990, another pair of stills with the same design were installed and then in 1998 two more pot stills were installed although these were in the traditional swan neck style. In 2007, one further still, an additional continuous variety, was set up in order to make grain whisky from a 100% malt barley mash.

Now two more Lomond stills are in place, giving the distillery sufficient capacity to produce no less than eleven different distillates for use in its whisky brands. Different flavours are also created using wine yeasts and the distillery’s approach has sometimes been compared to the Japanese model.

The Loch Lomond distillery produces several single malts as well as the best known High Commissioner blend. Its products include Craiglodge, Croftengea, Old Rosdhu, Inchfad, Ichmoan and Inchmurrin. All have at one time been available as independent and official bottlings, but today only a few are continuously bottled within the current whisky range.

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