BUY A CASK OF TULLIBARDINE
At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality casks of Tullibardine whisky at a fair price.
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Buy a Tullibardine whisky cask
Are you looking to buy a cask of Tullibardine 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 Tullibardine.
As we are whisky cask brokers (rather than dealers) we’ll be able to find you your perfect cask of Tullibardine.
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 Tullibardine 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:
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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 Tullibardine Distillery
Blackford has seen alcohol being produced in the area for more than 600 years. There are records of an operational brewery here since 1488 when King James IV stopped on his way home after being crowned at Scone to buy ale. In fact, it may hold the title of the kingdom’s oldest “public” brewery.
It wasn’t all about brewing though, distilling also had a presence on the site. The first Tullibardine distillery was opened in 1798 by Henry and William Bannerman, although this operation ran for only one year. In 1814 another Bannerman, Andrew this time, tried once more and had a little more success. His distillery remained open until 1837.
By the time the 19th century came around, there was a maltings in the town as well as three breweries. One, the Gleneagles Brewery was owned by the Sharp family while the other two belonged to the Eadies. Both the Eadie plants shut down leaving Gleneagles alone until it too closed its doors in 1927.
Although it seemed as though the brewing tradition in the area had come to an end, in 1949 William Delme-Evans, a famous designer of distilleries, purchased the site of the Gleneagles Brewery and established his own distillery there – the first constructed in the country since 1900.
Brodie Hepburn bought it in 1953 and increased its capacity. Brodie Hepburn was then bought by Invergordon which in turn was bought by Whyte & Mackay and it was at this point in 1994 that the Tullibardine fell silent. This continued until 2003 when it was bought by a business consortium who planned to sell part of the site to be used for retail and the money raised would then be ploughed into distilling to get the site back up and running.
Most of the Tullibardine distillery’s stock had been filled into tired, old casks that were no good for any standalone single malt. This meant that an expensive and extensive re-casking operation had to take place. In 2011, the consortium sold its interest in the business to Picard, the French spirit and wine group which already owned the Muirhead and Highland Queen brands. The retail park venture was brought back into play and a newly reformulated and repackaged single malt range was introduced.
As a tip of the cap to tradition, the Tullibardine distillery has partnered up with the Bridge of Allan brewery to make an ale called “1488”.