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

New-fill and young Springbank cask are not currently available on the market. Older Springbank casks start around £100,000. If you would like advice on purchasing casks please do get in touch.

Buy a Springbank whisky cask

Are you looking to buy a cask of Springbank whisky? We are specialist brokers with hundreds of five-star reviews and a proven track record of helping our clients make the right decision when they come to buy a cask.

Mature Springbank casks start around £100,000, and buying a mature cask comes with its own issues in terms of managing the health of your investment. If you are interested in purchasing a Springbank cask then do get in touch, we also have our free cask buying guide (download below), which will introduce you to our aims when we look for cask investments for our clients.

If you think that a cask or casks from Springbank 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 Springbank Distillery

Although the Springbank distillery wasn’t officially founded until the 1800s, it has a history that dates back to the 16th century. Campbeltown, Scotland, was known in that era as a centre for illegal whisky production and smuggling, and the Mitchell family, who were later responsible for founding the distillery, arrived in the town as settlers from the lowland areasIn 1927, Archibald Mitchell and, eventually his brother Hugh became partners at the Rieclachan Distillery in Campbeltown and in 1828, they officially founded the Springbank Distillery – Campbeltown’s 14th licensed distillery at that time.

During the 1830s, Archibald’s sons took ownership of the distillery and in 1838, Springbank’s profile had become so well recognised that John Walker of Kilmarnock bought no less than 118 gallons. By the turn of the 20th century, the public’s whisky preferences had changed, and so Springbank decided to alter their production methods, creating a lighter, less heavily peated whisky, which used coal instead of peat to dry the malt. As the years went by, many of the other distilleries in Campbeltown began to cut corners in order to meet the growing demand for whisky, resulting in their closure, and by the mid-1930s, only Glen Scotia and Springbank were left in operation in the town.

During the 1980s, the whisky industry took another downtown, and many more distilleries shut their doors all over Scotland. However, Springbank persevered in selling whisky, even though their production was sporadic. Luckily, the slump was shortlived, and in 1989, regular production was underway again, paving the way for Springbank’s single malt’s reputation to take off worldwide during the 1990s. A run of high-quality bottlings was released, cementing the reputation of the distillery as a producer of world-class whiskies.

In 2008, Springbank decided to take a 6-month break, halting its production so that new warehousing could be constructed. In 2009, however, the whisky-production process began once more, and in 2013, the distillery sold a bottle of 1919 50-year-old whisky to a whisky collector from China for an impressive £50,000.

Today, Springbank is one of just three remaining distilleries still in operation around the Campbeltown area – a far cry from the region’s heyday when more than 30 distilleries were operating in the town. It remains the oldest family-owned independent distillery in the whole of Scotland. The majority of its distillate is bottled as single malts, and a small amount is sold to blenders or used in one of the distillery’s own blended labels.

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