BUY A CASK OF LONGMORN
At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality casks of Longmorn whisky at a fair price.
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Buy a Longmorn whisky cask
Are you looking to buy a cask of Longmorn 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 Longmorn.
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 Longmorn 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 Longmorn Distillery
Founded in 1893, the Longmorn Distillery Company was the brainchild of George Thomson, Charles Shirres and John Duff, who was once the manager of Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Distillery and the Glendronach Distillery. He was also Glenlossie Distillery’s founder and had been involved with other distilleries in the USA and in Cape Town which proved to be unsuccessful.
Production was launched at the Longmorn Distillery at the end of 1894 and just three years later, John Duff construction the Benriach Distillery next door. However, in 1898, both distillers found they were impacted by the collapse experienced by Pattison, Elder and Co, their wholesale buyers. The result was that John Duff was financially ruined and following his loss, the distillery went through several hands over the next century.
In 1970, the Longmorn Distillery joined Glen Grant and The Glenlivet forming The Glenlivet Distillers Ltd. In 1978 this company was purchased by Chivas Brothers who were then acquired in 2001 by the Pernod Ricard Group. Although Duff had been unsuccessful in his whisky operation, the Longmorn whisky turned out to be popular.
By the beginning of the 1900s, Longmorn was recognised as a prized malt and was used in several well-known blends including Dewars and VAT 69. Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka and a founding father of the Japanese whisky industry came to work at the distillery for a brief period in 1920, and it is said that Nikka’s stills at its 2 distilleries are based on those he saw at Longmorn.
Longmorn launched their 15-year-old single malt as long ago as 1993, and another 16-year-old single malt in 2007, however today most of Longmorn’s production is ring-fenced. It is especially popular with drinkers in Japan due to the Masataka Taketsuru connection.
Unlike many other distilleries, Longmorn is currently not open to the public although it is still in operation.