When we decided to launch our online shop in August 2020 we did not imagine that within a month our first sale would be a 28 bottle vertical of Macallan 18 year old for £44,000. The story of the vertical gripped the interest of the national and international community as news broke of the seller’s […]
In the world of whisky, single malts usually steal all of the headlines. However, in this instance, they are required to share the spotlight. A blended Scotch whisky has just won the 2020 Whisky of the Year.
Diageo is the biggest spirits company in the world, boasting ownership of distilleries such as Blair Athol, Glenkinchie, Cardhu, Talisker, and Lagavulin. Each year, Diageo unveil a Special Release collection that showcases the rare and wonderful whiskies in their portfolio. This year, the collection has been named the Prima & Ultima collection.
Coronavirus seems to have impacted on every aspect of normal life, from going to supermarkets to commuting to work. It is also impacting on the value of luxury assets. Whisky in 2019 2019 was a good year for whisky, with the value increasing 5% over the year. Whisky has continued to break records at auctions, […]
This article will explain what the The Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index is, where whisky bottles and casks come into it, and how it can help you make a whisky investment if used properly. What is The Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index? The Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index is an annual report that details the […]
Here at Mark Littler Ltd we pride ourselves on providing fair and balanced information to anyone who is considering cask investment. As well as providing you with a wealth of knowledge on whisky casks and how to buy them – we think it is just as important to share what to look out for that […]
A collection containing the world’s oldest Irish whiskey will launch this month (February 2020). The Old Midleton Distillery in Cork, is renowned for producing some of the best Irish whiskey that the distilleries of Ireland have to offer. The distillery was in operation from 1825 – 1975. Since then, the distillery has been decommissioned, and […]
Photo: suntory.co.jp There will be only 100 chances to buy a bottle of 55-year old Yamazaki single malt whisky, according to Suntory Holdings. The company unveiled the bottles on 30th January 2020, with the bottles expected to go on sale in June. The buyers will be selected by a lottery, due to the large number […]
What makes one bottle of whisky worth more than another? And what makes the whisky from your cask worth less than the same whisky released by the distillery? The same question can be applied to antiques, watches and even the choice you make between modern consumables at the supermarket. When we take whisky as an […]
What are we expecting from the whisky market in 2020? If 2019 is anything to go by then we can expect the market to continue to surprise us. Looking back at 2019 we saw the top single malt distilleries change very little compared to 2018 and we wouldn’t expect any great changes in the top […]
2019 was a tumultuous year for the whisky industry. After the record-breaking sale of a hand painted bottle of 1926 Macallan in October 2018, the consensus was unanimous: we had reached ‘peak whisky.’ And yet, despite seeing an expected drop in prices over the first half of 2019, the third quarter peaked with a record-breaking […]
Mark Littler LTD have been invited to make regular contributions to Antique Collecting magazine and the December issue saw our first full length article published in the popular magazine. ‘Liquid Gold’ in the Dec 19/Jan 20 edition of Antiques Collecting It has always been our aim to share our knowledge of the antiques world with […]
In October 2018 the world of rare whisky was thrust firmly into the limelight as the world record for the most expensive bottle of whisky was broken, for the third time in 6 months. The £1.2 million bottle of Macallan marked what many whisky experts at the time were expecting – the peak in the […]
If you have a bottle of single malt whisky in your cupboard, how do you sell your bottle online for the best price? Use our guide to find out about selling whisky online at auction, via a broker or direct to a retailer. Plus find out why you can’t sell your whisky on Facebook or […]
Since the popularity and demand for bottles of The Dalmore has been on the rise, bottles of limited-edition aged stocks have fetched astonishing prices at auction. Some sales have even broken records. Below is a list of notable and record breaking sales from the sought-after Dalmore Distillery. The first inkling of Dalmore’s popularity came in […]
Glenrothes distillery has just announced its new collection of age-stated whiskies. The Soleo Collection consists of six Sherried single malts, five of which have an age statement. Therefore, the collection includes a 10-year-old, a 12-year-old, an 18-year-old, a 25-year-old, and a single non-age-statement whisky to front the collection.