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At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality casks of Rosebank whisky at a fair price.

Buy with confidence from a broker with more than 500 five-star reviews from customers just like you.

Buy a Rosebank whisky cask

Are you looking to buy a cask of Rosebank 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 Rosebank.

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 Rosebank 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 Rosebank Distillery

Named for the roses which grew on the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal at Camelon where this distillery was located, the Rosebank Distillery has a history which quite possibly dates back to the end of the 18th century.

From existing records, a distillery has been shown to have been in existence in Falkirk in 1798 – an operation which was operated by the Stark brothers. A distillery has been shown to have been opened in 1817 which went by the name of Rosebank by a James Robertson, however, it is unknown if both were on the same site, and in any event, the Rosebank distillery closed within two years. John Stark opened the Camelon distillery 10 years later and ran its operations until he died in 1836.

It was then run by the Gunn family until 1840 when James Rankine approached them with a view to leasing or buying the Maltings distillery on the canal’s east bank where he then established a brand-new Rosebank distillery. This new incarnation of the distillery grew rapidly, and due to demand, it was expanded in 1845 and then rebuilt completely during 1864. In 1861, the Camelon Distillery went out of business due to bankruptcy, and Rankine bought this site too, deciding to demolish it and use its maltings for the Rosebank distillery’s purposes.

In 1914, the Rosebank Distillery Ltd was one of the companies which joined the amalgamation to become the Scottish Malt Distillers. Although Rosebank was popularly considered to be a premier lowland whisky, the distillery was mothballed in 1993 since it required an upgrade that would cost £2 million to make it compliant with the European standards.

In 2002, the contents and buildings of the distillery were bought by British Waterways, with the maltings then being demolished in order to build houses. Although in 2008 plans were begun to use the original Rosebank equipment to open a brand-new Falkirk distillery, unfortunately, the original stills and other equipment were stolen and while the new building went ahead, the Rosebank trademark was not released for the new distillery to use.

The Rosebank name was finally acquired by the Ian Macleod Distillers in 2017 and the site was also purchased from Scottish Canals with a plan to re-establish the Rosebank Whisky name through the construction of a new distillery so that production could once more be commenced in the traditional style.

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