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.
The laws surrounding Scotch Whisky are there to protect Scotland’s national drink, ensuring that the quality and production of whisky remains the same, preserving a beverage that has been enjoyed for many generations. However, it may surprise you to know that, at times, the laws surrounding Scotch Whisky were far more political than they were […]
Knowing how to store your whisky collection is just as important as knowing what to invest in. Keeping your whisky in the correct storage conditions protects not only the whisky itself but the label and the capsule. In today’s video, we’re taking you through how you should be storing your whisky and why If you […]
The market for Japanese whisky has grown exponentially in recent years, as more and more whisky drinkers begin to discover the delightful single malts and blends that hail from Japan. If you are new to Japanese whisky, or would like to expand your palette, this article will help you to decide which malts will be […]
With whisky becoming more commercial and therefore more expensive, it can seem like quality drams at an affordable price are out of reach. The best Scotch whisky often seems to come with a three-digit price tag. That is why we have put together this list of 10 of the best Scotch whiskies to try in […]
[Last updated 01/07/2021] If you are looking to invest into whisky in 2021 but don’t know where to start then this is the guide for you. As well as looking at releases which have already hit the market we take a look at some of the most anticipated releases of 2021 so you can make […]
In 2020 we had the chance to broker the sale of a fantastic 28 bottle vertical of Macallan 18 Year Old whisky. Along with it, the collection had a unique story as the bottles came from our client Matthew who had received an 18 Year Old Macallan from his dad every year for his birthday, […]
After being silent for 38 years, the highland distillery Brora is being brought back online by Diageo in mid-May 2021. Diageo announced the reopening of Brora, alongside Islay distillery Port Ellen, in 2017 but it wasn’t until this week that a more specific date was revealed. To accompany this reopening in May, Brora have released […]
We often broker unique and interesting items at Mark Littler LTD and this medieval marriage ring is no exception. This 15th century piece of jewellery was discovered by beginner metal detectorist, Lee Rossiter, in Green Hammerton, North Yorkshire. The ring was miraculously in excellent condition despite having been buried for nearly 600 years.
A recent Food and Drink Federation (FDF) report shows that total food and drink exports to the EU have declined by 75.5% in January 2021 compared to January 2020, with whisky exports suffering a 63.1% decline. The UK leaving the EU has been cited as the main cause of huge losses in the food and […]
A story that began with a dispute between Airbus and Boeing and led to the US imposing tariffs on $7.5 billion of EU exports, has seen a new development. The US has decided to suspend the tariffs that were imposed on Scotch whisky in the aftermath of the row. The tariffs were imposed after tensions […]
Brexit. A divisive topic at best. But, just how will it affect the whisky industry? Europe accounts for 30% of all Scotch whisky exports. Will this continue to be the case now that we are no longer part of the European Union? Watch the video above to find out all that you need to know […]
The Port Ellen 12 Year Old Queen’s Visit is thought to be the only official Port Ellen bottling to be made in all of Port Ellen’s years in operation. This makes this bottle infinitely collectible. Only 40 bottles of this whisky were ever produced for the Queen and her senior staff members on their visit […]
The Macallan Gran Reserva 18 Year Old series is an instantly recognisable classic from Macallan. The series ran from 1997 to 2002, with vintage statements of 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1982. The series was created to showcase the heavily sherried whiskies that Macallan has become famous for, being one of the only Scottish distilleries to […]
Cognac is an extremely old and extremely luxurious beverage that dates back to 17th century France. A fruity concoction made from distilled grapes, the drink has been a firm favourite of spirit lovers for many years. Cognacs have become known for their extreme age statements, with some Cognac bottles containing spirit that is over 100 […]