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 […]
Whatever whisky you prefer, whether you drink it straight, with ice, served with a mixer or prefer to keep it for your collection, it all has one thing in common; it comes in a bottle. Whisky bottle sizes have been standardised since the turn of the 20th century. However, the humble whisky bottle has as […]
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 […]
The Macallan Easter Elchies is perhaps one of the best known, and also one of the most collectible, series of Macallan bottlings ever released. Made to honour the Easter Elchies estate, and the historic Easter Elchies house that has become a symbol of Macallan, the series contains a number of bottlings that often sell for […]
There are many ways that you can sell your whisky online, including through online brokers, retailers, or through an online auction. However, selling whisky on eBay is no longer an option due to strict licensing laws surrounding the sale of alcohol.
The Port Ellen Annual Releases, bottles 1 to 17, make up one of the most collectible whisky series in the world. Starting in 2001 and ending in 2017, the series consists of 17 annual releases of aged stock from the mothballed Port Ellen distillery. Port Ellen distillery was mothballed in 1983 and has developed something […]
The Macallan Diamond Jubilee is one of the most collectible bottles of Macallan due to its celebratory nature. The whisky was distilled and bottled in celebration of Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne in February 1952. But which date in February?
The Macallan Diamond Jubilee was released in 2012 to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 60-year reign and featured a number of homages to Her Majesty, including being filled at 52% ABV as a reference to the year of Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne in 1952, and the whisky was drawn from its cask on February […]
Laphroaig distillery is somewhat notorious for changing the design of its labels multiple times in the same decade. These changes can be drastic, or something as small as the position of the ABV on the label. These small details can sometimes make it difficult to date Laphroaig bottles. And, as the age of the bottle […]
In October 2020 Glenrothes distillery reached new heights in their journey toward super premiumisation when they released The Glenrothes 50-year-old, the most expensive and exclusive bottling ever released by the distillery.
One of the phrases that we come across regularly when speaking with people who are looking to buy casks, or own a cask already is ‘naming rights’. Naming rights refer to whether or not a private individual or independent bottler has the right to put the name of the distillery onto a bottle of whisky […]
The Macallan Handwritten Label bottles are some of the most sought-after Macallan bottles in the world. The series consists of five expressions with five different vintage statements: a 1938, 1940, 1950, 1957, and a 1973. The 1973 is particularly rare, having been bottled exclusively for the 10th anniversary of the Opimian Society, an exclusive wine […]
The Macallan 25-year-old Anniversary Malts are among the most famous and sought-after bottles of Macallan. The oldest vintage statement in the series is 1957 and the youngest is 1975. There are also a number of non-vintage statement bottlings in the series. Each whisky was aged for at least 25 years before being bottled by the […]
The Macallan Edition Series is an opulent range of six annual releases by Macallan. Each edition is a mix of several different casks, intended to showcase the range of Macallan’s abilities and ways of producing luxury whisky. The last instalment was released just last month (October 2020). So, now that the last bottle has been […]
The name Macallan never fails to turn heads due to the opulence and popularity of Macallan’s whiskies. For the last five years, Macallan has been releasing a whisky every year that showcases Macallan’s multi-faceted approach to whisky making, giving whisky lovers a glimpse of how Macallan makes its whisky. Every year a selection of casks […]
In 15 years experience at auctioneering, Mark Littler has often found that sellers poorly understand when and how to set a reserve. Here we run through the psychology of bidding at auction and how a reserve affects this process.
Port Ellen Distillery has been silent since 1983, after which some of the buildings were destroyed or repurposed. However, when Port Ellen was closed there were still stocks in the warehouse. These stocks have been slowly released on an annual basis since 2001. As Port Ellen has garnered cult status since its closing, these annual […]
When one thinks of luxurious, top-end whisky, Macallan always comes to mind. The distillery was relatively unknown until the 1990s, but soon after its popularity exploded, and Macallan is now the pinnacle of opulence. As such, excitement ripples throughout the world of whisky when Macallan announces anything new. And perhaps this series caused more excitement […]
Macallan Handwritten Label bottlings are extremely rare, and so it really is exciting for us to announce that we have a Macallan 1938 Handwritten Label bottling for sale. This bottle is available through our shop for £18,000. This forty-three-year-old offering from Macallan was distilled in 1938, bottled in the 1980s, and set loose into the […]
At Mark Littler Ltd we pride ourselves on being able to bring you collector’s bottles to own, cherish, or even drink for yourselves. We have yet another amazing bottle available for you to buy; a true rarity, the perfect addition to any collection. A Balvenie 1937 50-year-old. This bottle is available through our shop for […]