Selling whisky online can seem like a daunting prospect. Let’s say you find a bottle of 1960s Macallan in your cupboard, but you have no idea where to start? That is where we come in. Mark Littler Ltd can help you sell your whisky through private sale, auction, or on our one-of-a-kind online shop. Watch […]
So, you’ve bottled your cask of whisky. That’s great! But do you have the naming rights to your cask? Trademark law means that you cannot call the whisky ‘Highland Park’ or ‘Caol Ila’ (depending on which distillery your cask is from) without the naming rights to your cask. Even if you are not planning on […]
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 term WOWGR is something that you will most likely come across when researching cask investment. But, what are they? And, more importantly, do you need one in order to own a cask? WOWGR stands for Warehousekeepers and Owners of Warehoused Goods Regulations. As such, the WOWGR is a register that revenue traders must be […]
Delivery orders are the industry standard way, and the only way, of transferring cask ownership at the warehouse level. If you do not receive one then you do not have full autonomy over your investment. Think of delivery orders as the equivalent of receiving the v5 document when you buy a car. Remember: A certificate […]
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 […]
One of the questions we get asked most frequently is why private sellers cannot achieve the prices that retailers ask for when selling the same bottle.
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 […]
Bourbon and single malt Scotch whisky. The two may seem very similar on the surface, but in reality, they are two very different spirits with different flavours, styles, distillation and maturation processes, and geographical ties. In terms of the collectors’ market bourbon is neither as valuable nor as collectible as Scotch whisky. There are various […]
Buying a cask of whisky can seem like a daunting prospect to those who are not aware of the process. However, when done correctly and with all of the right information it can be a very rewarding journey. That is why we aim to make the process as simple as possible. We have put together […]
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 […]
What Is A WOWGR? One of the questions that we get asked the most in terms of cask investment is: what is a WOWGR and do I need one in order to buy a cask? The short answer is, yes, if you are a revenue trader. No, if you are a private individual. In this […]
Whisky barrels can be a great investment when done correctly. At every point in the investment, you must make sure you are in the know about how to buy a cask at the right price, how ownership is transferred, and which distilleries to buy from. That is why we have written this article: to make […]
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 […]
The debate surrounding whether or not region makes a difference in the taste and value of whisky has raged on for many years now, and will probably continue for many years to come. However, whether you are a lover of a particular region or a somewhat neutral party, it is impossible to deny that one […]
Whisky casks can be a great investment, both from a personal and financial perspective. But with so little information available on buying casks, how can you ensure you are not falling victim to a scam? Follow this guide and make sure you do your due diligence.