Political activist and street artist, Banksy, has broken a world record this week with the sale of Love is in the Bin, a painting that was shredded in front of a shocked audience at Sotheby’s London in 2018. The painting had just been bought by a private buyer for £1.04 million. Yesterday (Thursday 14th October […]
Earlier this year it was announced that Gordon & Macphail would break Macallan’s record for the oldest single malt Scotch whisky ever bottled with the release of the Glenlivet 1940 80 Year Old Gordon & Macphail Generations. Last night, this bottling broke yet another record and became the most expensive independently bottled single malt Scotch […]
The classic vintage Glen Cawdor 1964 single malt whisky, bottled by Samaroli, has arrived on the Mark Littler Ltd marketplace. Samaroli is one of the most renowned independent bottlers of scotch whisky, and was the first to be established outside of the UK. This Glen Cawdor takes its whisky from a 1964 Springbank cask and […]
One of the largest whisky auctions in the UK, Whisky Auctioneer has announced a collaboration with whisky giant Glenfiddich to hold an exclusive auction featuring unique artwork by Simon Berger.
The issue of fraudulent cask investment has been receiving traction in the press for a few months now, with cask ownership transfer and misleading information being the subject of articles in Forbes, Cask & Still Magazine, and Whisky Magazine. Now, financial website This Is Money has picked up on the issue. In an article called […]
Drinks giant Pernod Ricard, owner of the Aberlour and Glenlivet distilleries, announced today (September 21st 2021) that it has purchased spirits retailer, The Whisky Exchange. The Whisky Exchange is a highly successful spirits retailer comprising three physical retail stores in central London as well as a huge online stock list on their website. Whilst the […]
One of the best known distilleries for luxury single malt, The Macallan have unveiled a new bottling series, Tales of the Macallan. The new series will celebrate and pay tribute to the Macallan pioneers, those who shaped the future of the distillery. Volume I will pay tribute to Captain John Grant, Laird of Easter Elchies, […]
Online whisky forums have been buzzing this week as rumours spread of the release of two 50 year old Karuizawas. If you are a regular reader of the Mark Littler Blog, then you may have read our history of Japan’s lost distillery, Karuizawa. Karuizawa distillery ran from 1955 until 2000, when it was mothballed. It […]
In recent weeks, journalist Felipe Schrieberg has written an article for Forbes discussing the top four tips to avoid cask investment scammers and features Mark Littler as an industry expert. The article highlights the main areas of potential risk when choosing to invest in whisky casks, and these areas are in strong alignment with the […]
What The Industry Experts Are Saying About Cask Investment (spoiler: they all say to get a delivery order)
For over two years we’ve been instrumental in the education of consumers on the logistics of cask ownership. Specifically, the focus has been on the importance of receiving a delivery order. The signing and acknowledgement of a delivery order by the seller of the cask, the buyer of the cask, and the warehouse keeper at […]
Many whisky brands and distilleries are no strangers to collaborations, whether that be with commercial brands, artists, or other luxury brands. Macallan alone, for example, has released collaborations with Peter Blake, Javi Aznarez, Raffles, and Private Eye. And why wouldn’t they? When one luxury brand joins forces with another, the result can be aspirational products […]
Glenfarclas have announced a limited edition release in collaboration with Resident Evil, or Biohazard, as the game is known in its native country of Japan, in celebration of the game’s 25th birthday. Released in 1996, Resident Evil is a survival horror game, consisting of third and first-person shooter games. The plot of the game centres […]
Since the passing of the Brexit deadline, shipping in and around the EU from the UK has been something of a logistical challenge. We would like to thank you for your patience whilst we worked around these issues. We are now ready to share our new shipping policies and rates with you, should you become […]
The 20 Whiskies That Changed The World set might not be an ‘investment’ in the financial sense, but it is a real investment in your whisky tasting journey. There are some serious bottles in here such as Macallan 2018 18 Year Old, The Dalmore King Alexander III, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, The Yamazaki 12 […]
Since the release of Macallan’s Red Collection, Macallan has held the record for the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold, and the oldest bottle of single malt Scotch whisky in existence. But no longer… One of these records is about to be broken, and reclaimed. Renowned independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail have announced a […]
Nothing says summer quite like cocktails. To ring in summer 2021, SMWS have teamed up with the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, and Jason Scott, world renowned mixologist and owner of Bramble Bar and Lucky Liquor Co, to create a cocktail menu inspired by the tastes of summer. The cocktails feature single malt Scotch whiskies from […]
Anybody who knows anything about whisky collecting has probably heard of the Corti Brothers. Whilst relatively unknown to most of the general public, the Corti Brothers name carries a lot of weight in the whisky industry, and Corti Brothers bottlings are high sought-after in the market. We are pleased to announce that at Mark Littler […]
For their 20th anniversary, The Whisky Exchange has released a unique tasting collection of ‘20 Whiskies That Changed The World’, featuring 20 3cl drams.
In celebration of the E-Type 60th anniversary, Jaguar have partnered with Glenturret to release a single malt whisky in honour of the classic car.