You may be looking to invest in whisky as an alternative investment in 2022, but it can be difficult to know where to start. Here at Mark Littler Ltd, we’ve put together this guide, taking a look at the most anticipated releases of 2022 so that you can secure your place in the ballots. For […]
In a time of ever increasing age statements for single malt whisky, 50 years of maturation has become the flagship of old and rare expressions. From releases such as the Macallan 50 Year Old Red Collection, to the Glenlivet Book of Kells 50 Year Old from Gordon & Macphail, five decades has become that benchmark […]
The Lucky Owners Of Springbank Casks: Everything You Need To Know About The Springbank Cask Ownership Scheme
We have sold dozens of Springbank casks for customers, but how exactly did people get their hands on a whole cask of what was, as of 2021, considered the most sought after investment whisky in the world? It is hard to imagine today, but like many Scottish distilleries in the 1980s, Springbank struggled in the […]
[updated January 2022] If you are a whisky lover chances are that at some point you have considered the benefits of owning your very own cask of whisky. The good news is that owning a private cask is very much possible and can in some cases be a lucrative long term investment. As well as […]
Here at Mark Littler Ltd, we have previously speculated about whisky NFTs and their place, if they have one, in the whisky industry. In the past few months, NFT projects have begun to emerge in the industry, for a few different purposes: storage, provenance, fractionalising assets, and cask purchases to name a few. Whilst there […]
If you are looking to buy a cask of whisky in 2022 there are 6 things to think about before you buy. Casks of whisky continue to show appeal as long term investments but with more and more options coming to the market you need to be sure you are keeping abreast of the potential […]
A duty representative is someone authorised by HMRC to act as an agent for non-UK based businesses involved in the buying, selling and storage of duty suspended goods in UK excise warehouses. The full details of duty representatives, warehousekeepers and registered owners and what they can and cannot do, are described in Statutory Notice 1999 […]
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the newest development in financial technology and they are taking the world by storm. We speculated in our Bottle Investment Guide that digital investments and NFTs would enter the whisky market in a big way, and in the last few months, the whisky industry has seen NFTs begin to emerge. How […]
The Caol Ila 1969 is a 17 year old whisky expression, bottled in 1986 by Gordon & Macphail. It’s also the subject of our latest Phil Your Glass review as Phil Dwyer gives his thoughts and tasting notes below.
The Connoisseur’s Choice series is one of the most iconic series from Gordon & Macphail. This week for Phil Your Glass, Phil is reviewing the Kinclaith expression from the series, distilled in 1967 and bottled at 26 years old
In this week’s Phil Your Glass Review, Phil is taking a look at the Glen Albyn 1980. This is a 15 year old expression bottled by Signatory Vintage. Phil gives his full review on this highland single malt below.
The Bruichladdich Octomore series holds the record for some of the most peated whisky in the world, with some bottles at over 300 ppm (phenolic parts per million). Peat is often described as an acquired taste but despite this, peated whisky has developed a huge dedicated following. Phil gives his thoughts and tasting notes on […]
In a whisky world where the battle for the highest age statement is ever ongoing, the Highland Park 8 year old is often overlooked. Our guest reviewer Phil Dwyer shares his thoughts on the Highland Park 8 Year Old from the 1970s in this week’s Phil Your Glass.
If you have been keeping an eye on our social media channels in recent days then you will know that we have been teasing a very special release. We are pleased to announce that the limited edition Springbank SYN 20 Collection has now sold out. Released yesterday (18/11/2021), the Springbank SYN 20 Collection sold out […]
This week Phil is reviewing The Dalwhinnie 1962 20 Year Old. Gordon & Macphail bottled this whisky in 1982 at 40% ABV and Phil’s full review is below. I’ve had a fleeting relationship with Dalwhinnie over the years. It’s something that people love, rightly so, but it’s never got me. Some whiskies grab hold of […]
This week for Phil Your Glass, Phil is reviewing a 1997 Brora bottled by Gordon & Macphail. His full thoughts and tasting notes are below.
The Process of Making Peated Whisky Let’s keep this as simple as possible, shall we? Peat is used as a fuel source to dry malted barley and halt germination. There we go, that’s it. Whole article is done. Sadly, I don’t quite think I can get away with just four sentences. But that is the […]
Our focus has always been on education here at Mark Littler Ltd, which is why we are proud to present our Bottle Investment Guide and our Bottle Investment Reports. Mark Littler has recently been featured in The Scotsman, hoping to educate the public on why whisky investment is only profitable when done correctly, and how […]
In our second installment of Phil Your Glass, Phil is reviewing the Laphroaig 1967 Gordon & Macphail bottling. This is from the Connoisseur’s Choice series and is bottled at 40% ABV. Find his full review and commentary below
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 […]