BUY A CASK OF WHISKY

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

We offer our clients the opportunity to enjoy the full experience of being cask owners, with exclusive extras when you buy through us.

Buy a whisky cask with Mark Littler

At Mark Littler Ltd. our aim is to provide the complete package for cask ownership; delivering a service that is both honest and rewarding.

With millions of pounds of cask sales completed for our satisfied customers and over 250 independent five-star reviews, you can trust us to guide you through the process of becoming a cask owner.

Owning a cask of whisky should be one of life’s great pleasures and cask ownership should be just as much about the experience as the investment.

Sign up to receive your free cask buying guide and explore our comprehensive video and online guides.

Welcome to the world of whisky.

Whisky cask investment guide - free printed magazine

Our comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know before you buy a cask of whisky.

What Casks Do We Offer

At Mark Littler LTD it is our aim to help you buy a quality cask at a fair price.  

We can offer casks from almost every distillery in Scotland, but your budget has a big impact on what casks we are able to offer you.

Broadly speaking we only advocate purchasing casks for long term investment (10+ years) and as such the best value casks are young casks (less than 5 years old) from establised distilleries.

How Much Is A Cask Of Whisky

The Cask Investment Guide Setting New Industry Standards

Simply put, our cask investment guide is the best on the market.  No other cask investment guide goes into the level of detail that we do.  We are also 100% open about cask ownership and outline all of the considerations you need to be aware of before you buy a cask.

Alongside practical considerations such as Capital Gains Tax and cask basics you will also learn:

  • Our proven strategy for seeing a profit from casks
  • Choosing a cask size and type
  • Why whisky casks should not be compared to the Knight Frank Index
  • Personalising your cask head and replica cask heads for you to hang at home or in the office
  • Selling your cask

Whisky Cask Investment Video Guides

We are great believers in sharing the knowledge we have taken years to accumulate.  Casks are fascinatiing as there are so many different areas to research, from Capital Gains Tax, duty representatives, bottlings costs down to the casks themselves and the distilleries.

You also need to be aware of all of the pitfalls and educate yourself as to what facts about investment are relevant.  For instance, do you know why the Knight Frank Index has almost no correlation to the value of a cask of whisky?

If you buy a cask of whisky through Mark Littler LTD we want you to 100% informed and certain that a cask is the right investment for you.  This is why we have made our fantastic 52 page magazine which you can order here.

We have also made a series of 10 videos about whisky cask investment.  Click the images below to jump right into your whisky cask education!

The Cask Calculator

We have created our cask calculator to help you understand the costs involved in bottling a cask of whisky.

From brokering millions of pounds worth of cask sales for our customers looking to sell their casks we have found that selling in bond is the most profitable way of selling a cask. However, if you are looking at bottling a cask you will need to consider the costs involved in bottling, including duty, VAT and other costs. Do the calculations for your cask here

Cask Calculator Screenshot

Mark Littler Ltd: Our Story

Why use Mark Littler Ltd.

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Advice You Can Trust

Since 2016 our aim has been simple – to provide a trustworthy source of information to help people make a sound decision when they are selling their item.  To date we have sold millions of pounds worth of antiques and whisky (both casks and bottles).

It was our intention to stay as an advisory service only to those looking to sell.  Buy in the last 18 months we have seen such as wave of hyperbole and, well, frankly lies, with regards to cask investment we decided we had to take a stand.

So we are applying the same guiding principles that have earned us over 300 five star reviews to help people buy a cask.

Mark-Littler-Whisky-Broker
I sold my Bruichladdich hogshead cask through Mark and can highly recommend his services. Immediate follow-up and a very clear outlined agreement while Mark managed to get a good price for the cask in a fairly short time period. I’m very pleased and would not hesitate to utilize his services again in the future.
John P.
00:22 30 Jan 20
I recently sold a 25 year old cask of Scottish whisky through Mark. The market is not easy to tap into but Mark has good connections and got me an excellent price. He made the process very simple and completed all the necessary paperwork for me. Highly recommended!
Dave M.
19:54 20 Jan 20
I had a cask of 10 year old Bruichladdich to sell. Googled potential buyers. Some traders didn’t bother to reply, even though I had sent full details. Mark was brilliant from the word go ... very professional and kept me well informed of progress. I ended up with over 50% more from him than my next best offer! Payment was very prompt.I would highly recommend Mark. Don’t waste time with the others ... they will just cause exasperation!!Thanks Mark . Pleasure doing business with you !
Diana M.
16:12 02 Dec 19
Mark was very helpful explaining me details about buying and owning a cask of whiskey - I will give him my best recommendations
Brian L.
09:12 26 Sep 19
Excellent services and communication! We are a group of Nordic guys, completely amateurs in the whisky market, who ended up with a cask 20 years ago when we were still quite young, without any plan about how to handle this. We were lucky to find someone like Mark, who got us a decent price and guided us through the process when we wanted to sell it. Payment and everything went smoothly overseas.
R S.
12:17 02 Sep 19
Really pleased that I chose Mark to broker and manage the sale of my two Bruichladdich casks. He was extremely professional, very pleasant to deal with and I was very satisfied with the price he managed to obtain for both my casks. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and his service.
Laura F.
13:53 23 Jul 19
Mark Littler provided what we can only describe as an outstanding service in relation to the sale of some family casks of whisky. The whole process was conducted professionally and we were kept well- informed at every stage. We thoroughly and unhesitatingly recommend anyone considering the use of an independent broker to go to Mark's firm. Thank you, Mark.Jonathan and Thasoula Campbell
Thasoula C.
12:40 12 Jul 19
Mark provided an outstanding 5 star service in the sale of our whisky casks. He gave professional & knowledgable advice & we could not be happier with the outcome. He made the often administratively tricky process of whisky cask sales seamless for us & the whole transaction was extremely efficient. Communication was excellent from start to finish & we would have no hesitation in highly recommending the service Mark offers. Do not hesitate; we will actively be seeking to use his services again! Lorraine Flockhart
Lorraine F.
11:42 11 Jul 19
Contacted to sell cask of whisky. I could not have asked for better service, communication or completion of the process. Expectations and explanations were handled well, and everything went smoothly right up to and including the final payment for selling of the cask. If you have whisky to sell, I would make Mark Littler your first choice to handle things for you.
epi 2.
10:10 10 Jul 19
Having decided to sell our cask of Bruicladdich (which was held at the distillery), but with no idea how to do it, we approached Mark. He informed us of the process, both by email and over the ‘phone and then found a buyer prepared to offer significantly more than the distillery buy-back offer. Mark then arranged transfer of ownership and once that was completed we were promptly paid. Thank you Mark, we couldn’t have done this without you and we were pleased to find that you lived up to you many excellent reviews! D. Lee, A. Payne and A.Thompson
Adrian T.
07:51 14 Jun 19
Very easy service for the sale of a cask of whisky - Mark dealt with the transfer really impressively. Great service, many thanks
rupert C.
09:20 10 Jun 19
Would recommend Mark to everyone, for all the professional advise, help and expertise in relation to the sale of my casks of whisky
John B.
06:34 01 Jun 19
Mark is very professional and helpful all the way through the process of selling a cask. I really recommend Mark!
sophie S.
14:02 23 May 19
In the sale of our whisky casks Mark has been exemplaryHis honest advice and clear communication at every stage eased our path through the whole transaction. This, with the outstanding price he achieved for us, was more than impressive.We commend him highly to anyone with good whisky to sell.Thank you MarkEddie & AnitaYorkshire
Anita W.
12:20 06 May 19
Remarkable man. Remarkable service. The daunting prospect of how best to sell our cask of Macallan instead became a pleasure. Every aspect of the transaction was handled painlessly! Thank you Mark.
Ian F.
23:01 29 Mar 19
We recently decided to sell several casks of whisky that were left as an inheritance. Looking around online for alternatives we contacted Mark to see if a better price could be obtained than was offered by the distillery. Mark obtained a far better deal with a third party and very patiently and professionally guided us through the sales process, answering all our queries and concerns. Highly recommended.
Angus M.
10:40 18 Aug 18
It is our very great pleasure to endorse Mr. Mark Littler. We were joint owners of a hogshead cask of Ben Nevis Single Malt whisky which Mr. Littler sold on our behalf. As Australians with very little knowledge of the complexities of selling such a product we found Mark to be knowledgeable, approachable and thorough in his dealings with ourselves, the distillery and the buyer. His personal touch was refreshing and his honesty and integrity, impeccable. He accomplished exactly what he said he would, explaining at all times what, how and why he did it. In addition, his more than competitive fee of 10% was well justified by the excellent return he was able to achieve, in a domain that would have been totally beyond us.If there are any Australians looking for someone to sell assets such as this, feel free to ask Mark for our contact details and we will gladly speak with you about our experience.Mr J. A. P. Deakin and Dr W. E. Miles
Jerome D.
01:20 11 Aug 18
I approached Mark with some trepidation about the sale of a cask of whisky having no idea how to sell it. Mark is eminently knowledgeable about the resale process and before long had secured a very good offer. I was very impressed with the way Mark communicated during the process, he kept me up to date with regular calls and dealt with all the legal aspects of the sale. Well worth a five star rating and I would not hesitate to use Mark's services again.
Christopher H.
11:12 10 Aug 18
An extremely helpful & professional service. Mark was always ready with advice on procedures, most of which were a totally new experience for meMy whiskey cask sale was effectively prossessed and I had every confidence that matters were dealt with efficiently. Selling my cask was a completely new experience and without Mark’s help I do not think I could have managed such a satisfying outcome. If I ever have to repeat the process I would happily engage his services again
Roger M.
14:03 08 Aug 18
From my initial contact with Mark the whole experience of selling my cask of 1989 Macallan Whisky has been a breeze. Mark was very helpful, exceedingly dedicated and totally professional at all times.It was an excellent service provided at a very reasonable cost. Mark obtained a fantastic six-figure sum for my cask which I am completely over the moon with.I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.
Tim J.
10:42 24 Apr 18
I have just sold a large cask of Arran whisky I purchased in 1996 after finding Mark's website and comparing his service to other brokers.I could not be happier with the sale price, it was substantial and approx two thousand more than the next best offer. Mark is very helpful and has excellent communication skills. The sale went very smoothly and promptly.I would not hesitate to use his services again and recommend him to any other sellers of high value casks.
Ivan A.
11:01 11 Jan 18
Mark sold a cask of whisky which I had inherited and did not know what to do with. The offer I got through Mark was much higher than the distillery had offered me and the whole process was simple and best of all, profitable! He explained all of the steps I needed to take in a straightforward manner and no question was too small for him to answer. Well recommended.
James H.
10:34 01 Aug 17

Why settle for a PDF?

We want you to be in a fully informed position before you buy a cask, which is why we spent 12 months creating a dedicated 52 page magazine so you can be aware of all the of the facts before you buy.

You should take time to consider if a cask really is the right investment for you.  So why not order a free copy of the most informative cask guide on the market, pour yourself a dram and take your time reading though all of the facts and figures before you buy.

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

We offer our clients the opportunity to enjoy the full experience of being cask owners with exclusive extras when you buy through us.

Buy a whisky cask with Mark Littler

At Mark Littler Ltd. our aim is to provide the complete package for cask ownership; delivering a service that is both honest and rewarding.

With millions of pounds of cask sales completed for our satisfied customers and over 250 independent five-star reviews, you can trust us to guide you through the process of becoming a cask owner.

Owning a cask of whisky should be one of life’s great pleasures and cask ownership should be just as much about the experience as the investment.

Sign up to receive your free cask buying guide and explore our comprehensive video and online guides.

Welcome to the world of whisky.

Whisky cask investment guide - free printed magazine

Our comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know before you buy a cask of whisky.

What Casks Do We Offer

At Mark Littler LTD it is our aim to help you buy a quality cask at a fair price.  

We can offer casks from almost every distillery in Scotland, but your budget has a big impact on what casks we are able to offer you.

Broadly speaking we only advocate purchasing casks for long term investment (10+ years) and as such the best value casks are young casks (less than 5 years old) from establised distilleries.

How Much Is A Cask Of Whisky

The Cask Investment Guide Setting New Industry Standards

Simply put, our cask investment guide is the best on the market.  No other cask investment guide goes into the level of detail that we do.  We are also 100% open about cask ownership and outline all of the considerations you need to be aware of before you buy a cask.

Alongside practical considerations such as Capital Gains Tax and cask basics you will also learn:

  • Our proven strategy for seeing a profit from casks
  • Choosing a cask size and type
  • Why whisky casks should not be compared to the Knight Frank Index
  • Personalising your cask head and replica cask heads for you to hang at home or in the office
  • Selling your cask

Video Guides

We are great believers in sharing the knowledge we have taken years to accumulate.  Casks are fascinatiing as there are so many different areas to research, from Capital Gains Tax, duty representatives, bottlings costs down to the casks themselves and the distilleries.

You also need to be aware of all of the pitfalls and educate yourself as to what facts about investment are relevant.  For instance, do you know why the Knight Frank Index has almost no correlation to the value of a cask of whisky?

If you buy a cask of whisky through Mark Littler LTD we want you to 100% informed and certain that a cask is the right investment for you.  This is why we have made our fantastic 52 page magazine which you can order here.

We have also made a series of 10 videos about whisky cask investment.  Click the images below to jump right into your whisky cask education!

The Cask Calculator

We have created our cask calculator to help you understand the costs involved in bottling a cask of whisky.

From brokering millions of pounds worth of cask sales for our customers looking to sell their casks we have found that selling in bond is the most profitable way of selling a cask. However, if you are looking at bottling a cask you will need to consider the costs involved in bottling, including duty, VAT and other costs. Do the calculations for your cask here

Cask Calculator Screenshot

Mark Littler Ltd: Our Story

Why use Mark Littler Ltd.

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EXPERIENCE

When you buy a cask with Mark Littler Ltd. we ensure that your investment is not just numbers on a page but is also the full experience of owning a cask.

Buying a cask through Mark Littler Ltd. is unique because you get full visiting rights to your cask on the stunning estate we have partnered with in southern Scotland. You have the opportunity to draw bottles and take samples, and the option to personalise your cask and create a replica cask head to hang at home.

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PROFIT

We have brokered millions of pounds worth of sales for our customers to help them exit their investment in casks of whisky. All of our customers made a profit by using just one strategy: buying young whisky casks, letting them mature for 15-or-more years and selling them as mature whisky. This proven strategy is the only one we offer our customers, because we know it works.

We also ensure you are fully aware of all costs associated with buying and eventually selling your cask, so that you can make sure it is the correct option for you.

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TRUST

Our aim is to ensure that you buy a quality cask at a fair price. We have over 250, independent, five-star reviews of our services so you can be assured that you are buying through a trusted broker.

We have created a one-stop source of information on cask buying, including videos, a magazine, and online articles. Throughout the process of buying your cask we will ensure you are fully aware of all aspects of owning and investing in whisky casks. Whether you are buying a cask as a whisky connoisseur, or are looking for an alternative investment, Mark Littler Ltd. will help you find the right cask for you.

Advice You Can Trust

Since 2016 our aim has been simple – to provide a trustworthy source of information to help people make a sound decision when they are selling their item.  To date we have sold millions of pounds worth of antiques and whisky (both casks and bottles).

It was our intention to stay as an advisory service only to those looking to sell.  Buy in the last 18 months we have seen such as wave of hyperbole and, well, frankly lies, with regards to cask investment we decided we had to take a stand.

So we are applying the same guiding principles that have earned us over 300 five star reviews to help people buy a cask.

Mark-Littler-Whisky-Broker
I sold my Bruichladdich hogshead cask through Mark and can highly recommend his services. Immediate follow-up and a very clear outlined agreement while Mark managed to get a good price for the cask in a fairly short time period. I’m very pleased and would not hesitate to utilize his services again in the future.
John P.
00:22 30 Jan 20
I recently sold a 25 year old cask of Scottish whisky through Mark. The market is not easy to tap into but Mark has good connections and got me an excellent price. He made the process very simple and completed all the necessary paperwork for me. Highly recommended!
Dave M.
19:54 20 Jan 20
I had a cask of 10 year old Bruichladdich to sell. Googled potential buyers. Some traders didn’t bother to reply, even though I had sent full details. Mark was brilliant from the word go ... very professional and kept me well informed of progress. I ended up with over 50% more from him than my next best offer! Payment was very prompt.I would highly recommend Mark. Don’t waste time with the others ... they will just cause exasperation!!Thanks Mark . Pleasure doing business with you !
Diana M.
16:12 02 Dec 19
Mark was very helpful explaining me details about buying and owning a cask of whiskey - I will give him my best recommendations
Brian L.
09:12 26 Sep 19
Excellent services and communication! We are a group of Nordic guys, completely amateurs in the whisky market, who ended up with a cask 20 years ago when we were still quite young, without any plan about how to handle this. We were lucky to find someone like Mark, who got us a decent price and guided us through the process when we wanted to sell it. Payment and everything went smoothly overseas.
R S.
12:17 02 Sep 19
Really pleased that I chose Mark to broker and manage the sale of my two Bruichladdich casks. He was extremely professional, very pleasant to deal with and I was very satisfied with the price he managed to obtain for both my casks. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and his service.
Laura F.
13:53 23 Jul 19
Mark Littler provided what we can only describe as an outstanding service in relation to the sale of some family casks of whisky. The whole process was conducted professionally and we were kept well- informed at every stage. We thoroughly and unhesitatingly recommend anyone considering the use of an independent broker to go to Mark's firm. Thank you, Mark.Jonathan and Thasoula Campbell
Thasoula C.
12:40 12 Jul 19
Mark provided an outstanding 5 star service in the sale of our whisky casks. He gave professional & knowledgable advice & we could not be happier with the outcome. He made the often administratively tricky process of whisky cask sales seamless for us & the whole transaction was extremely efficient. Communication was excellent from start to finish & we would have no hesitation in highly recommending the service Mark offers. Do not hesitate; we will actively be seeking to use his services again! Lorraine Flockhart
Lorraine F.
11:42 11 Jul 19
Contacted to sell cask of whisky. I could not have asked for better service, communication or completion of the process. Expectations and explanations were handled well, and everything went smoothly right up to and including the final payment for selling of the cask. If you have whisky to sell, I would make Mark Littler your first choice to handle things for you.
epi 2.
10:10 10 Jul 19
Having decided to sell our cask of Bruicladdich (which was held at the distillery), but with no idea how to do it, we approached Mark. He informed us of the process, both by email and over the ‘phone and then found a buyer prepared to offer significantly more than the distillery buy-back offer. Mark then arranged transfer of ownership and once that was completed we were promptly paid. Thank you Mark, we couldn’t have done this without you and we were pleased to find that you lived up to you many excellent reviews! D. Lee, A. Payne and A.Thompson
Adrian T.
07:51 14 Jun 19
Very easy service for the sale of a cask of whisky - Mark dealt with the transfer really impressively. Great service, many thanks
rupert C.
09:20 10 Jun 19
Would recommend Mark to everyone, for all the professional advise, help and expertise in relation to the sale of my casks of whisky
John B.
06:34 01 Jun 19
Mark is very professional and helpful all the way through the process of selling a cask. I really recommend Mark!
sophie S.
14:02 23 May 19
In the sale of our whisky casks Mark has been exemplaryHis honest advice and clear communication at every stage eased our path through the whole transaction. This, with the outstanding price he achieved for us, was more than impressive.We commend him highly to anyone with good whisky to sell.Thank you MarkEddie & AnitaYorkshire
Anita W.
12:20 06 May 19
Remarkable man. Remarkable service. The daunting prospect of how best to sell our cask of Macallan instead became a pleasure. Every aspect of the transaction was handled painlessly! Thank you Mark.
Ian F.
23:01 29 Mar 19
We recently decided to sell several casks of whisky that were left as an inheritance. Looking around online for alternatives we contacted Mark to see if a better price could be obtained than was offered by the distillery. Mark obtained a far better deal with a third party and very patiently and professionally guided us through the sales process, answering all our queries and concerns. Highly recommended.
Angus M.
10:40 18 Aug 18
It is our very great pleasure to endorse Mr. Mark Littler. We were joint owners of a hogshead cask of Ben Nevis Single Malt whisky which Mr. Littler sold on our behalf. As Australians with very little knowledge of the complexities of selling such a product we found Mark to be knowledgeable, approachable and thorough in his dealings with ourselves, the distillery and the buyer. His personal touch was refreshing and his honesty and integrity, impeccable. He accomplished exactly what he said he would, explaining at all times what, how and why he did it. In addition, his more than competitive fee of 10% was well justified by the excellent return he was able to achieve, in a domain that would have been totally beyond us.If there are any Australians looking for someone to sell assets such as this, feel free to ask Mark for our contact details and we will gladly speak with you about our experience.Mr J. A. P. Deakin and Dr W. E. Miles
Jerome D.
01:20 11 Aug 18
I approached Mark with some trepidation about the sale of a cask of whisky having no idea how to sell it. Mark is eminently knowledgeable about the resale process and before long had secured a very good offer. I was very impressed with the way Mark communicated during the process, he kept me up to date with regular calls and dealt with all the legal aspects of the sale. Well worth a five star rating and I would not hesitate to use Mark's services again.
Christopher H.
11:12 10 Aug 18
An extremely helpful & professional service. Mark was always ready with advice on procedures, most of which were a totally new experience for meMy whiskey cask sale was effectively prossessed and I had every confidence that matters were dealt with efficiently. Selling my cask was a completely new experience and without Mark’s help I do not think I could have managed such a satisfying outcome. If I ever have to repeat the process I would happily engage his services again
Roger M.
14:03 08 Aug 18
From my initial contact with Mark the whole experience of selling my cask of 1989 Macallan Whisky has been a breeze. Mark was very helpful, exceedingly dedicated and totally professional at all times.It was an excellent service provided at a very reasonable cost. Mark obtained a fantastic six-figure sum for my cask which I am completely over the moon with.I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.
Tim J.
10:42 24 Apr 18
I have just sold a large cask of Arran whisky I purchased in 1996 after finding Mark's website and comparing his service to other brokers.I could not be happier with the sale price, it was substantial and approx two thousand more than the next best offer. Mark is very helpful and has excellent communication skills. The sale went very smoothly and promptly.I would not hesitate to use his services again and recommend him to any other sellers of high value casks.
Ivan A.
11:01 11 Jan 18
Mark sold a cask of whisky which I had inherited and did not know what to do with. The offer I got through Mark was much higher than the distillery had offered me and the whole process was simple and best of all, profitable! He explained all of the steps I needed to take in a straightforward manner and no question was too small for him to answer. Well recommended.
James H.
10:34 01 Aug 17

Why settle for a PDF?

We want you to be in a fully informed position before you buy a cask, which is why we spent 12 months creating a dedicated 52 page magazine so you can be aware of all the of the facts before you buy.

You should take time to consider if a cask really is the right investment for you.  So why not order a free copy of the most informative cask guide on the market, pour yourself a dram and take your time reading though all of the facts and figures before you buy.

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