What Affects The Price Of Duncan Taylor Whisky

 

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We have brokered the sale of thousands of bottles of whisky and can use our expert industry knowledge to give you an honest, impartial price for your bottle of Duncan Taylor.

If you are looking to sell your whisky we can source no obligation offers from our international network of buyers. We can also advise whether an auction or private sale will be best for you.

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The History Of Duncan Taylor

In 2018, Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited celebrated its 80th anniversary. The company was founded in 1938, with premise at 20 Renfield Street, Glasgow and initially specialised in cask trading and brokering. It is through that line of business that it amassed such a vast collection of aged and very rare whisky casks. The Duncan Taylor collection is considered one of the biggest collections of matured single-grain and single-malt whisky casks in Scotland.

In the 1960s Abe Rosenberg, a native New Yorker, bought the Scottish-owned Duncan Taylor and began storing casks purchased from premium distilleries. Although blends were traditionally Rosenberg’s business, he was passionate about the premium single malts and single grains that went into those blends. Throughout the years, he amassed more than 4,500 casks into the Duncan Taylor portfolio, many of which remain within the company collection. 

The ranges that the company are known for are the blend of grain, Speyside and peaty Islay whiskies called Smokin’ and the high malt content whiskies in the Black Bull range. In 1994 Euan Shand purchased Duncan Taylor and its stock, having previously worked for the Glendronach distillery, Shand’s involvement brought the company back to its Scottish roots and with it a return to a focus single malts with a side-line in aged blended whiskies.

Interestingly, the Black Bull brand was already a famous premium blend, dating back as far as 1864. Before the days of prohibition, it was one of the blends imported most to America. It suffered as one of the first casualties of the so-called ‘dry America’. Given its heritage, it wasn’t surprising that when Shand and Duncan Taylor gave it life again in 2009, it became a popular brand once more.

In 2014 Shand moved Duncan Taylor operations from the Upper Kirkgate premises, to a new building created from an old supermarket along King Street. There he built bigger and more up-to-date warehousing, blending and bottling facilities. Duncan Taylor’s commitment to producing only quality whiskies, which has resulted in the receipt of numerous industry awards.

What To Look For

Sell Duncan Taylor whisky online

Bowmore

Duncan Taylor bottles are famously well-presented, with a variety of boxes and presentation cases in an assortment of colours, shapes and sizes. A 40-year-old bottle of 1966 Bowmore from Duncan Taylor recently sold for £2,550; it was bottle number 145/153 and is presented in a mahogany case, embellished with the Duncan Taylor crest.

Macallan

In 2007, Duncan Taylor released 133 bottles of 1967 40-year-old Macallan, sold with accompanying miniature bottle and tumbler. These are displayed in wooden cases, lined with suede and sealed with a gold clasp; these are typically sold for between £1,500 and £2,500 depending on the quality of the packaging.

The Six Factors That Affect The Price Of Duncan Taylor Whisky

There are six factors that will affect the price of your bottle of Duncan Taylor. These are the age of the whisky, the bottling date, the vintage, whether it is a single cask edition, the level of the whisky and the condition of the label and box.

Duncan Taylor Whisky Value

Age of Whisky

This refers to the number of years the whisky has spent maturing in the cask, not how long it has been in the bottle. The age is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled. As bottles from a specific year are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s can become sought after.

Duncan Taylor Whisky Value

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year in which the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of Duncan Taylor. 

Duncan Taylor Whisky Value

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of Duncan Taylor is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Duncan Taylor Whisky Value

Level

The level of the whisky has a large impact on the value. It should be into the neck (the narrow part). As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first, which damages the flavour.

Duncan Taylor Whisky Value

Single Cask Bottlings

Single cask bottlings are generally more sought after, as by default they are unique. Look out for numbers on your bottle like XXX/250, which would indicate a single cask edition. 

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of  Duncan Taylor

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your bottle of whisky is easy.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your bottle directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your bottle. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

What is the price of your Duncan Taylor whisky?

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Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark has been very helpful in helping me sell a bottle of whisky which was given to my father many years ago. He was very professional and was always quick to reply to my questions. Not knowing anything about whisky, Mark was there to offer some good advice and I believe he is very knowledgeable about his work. The sale was done very [quickly], and the money was in my bank account the next day. I would highly recommend his services.”

Kim Hendrickx, via Google

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews
Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google

Have you ever wondered what your bottle of Single Malt or Blended Scotch Whisky is worth?

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The History Of Duncan Taylor

In 2018, Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky Limited celebrated its 80th anniversary. The company was founded in 1938, with premise at 20 Renfield Street, Glasgow and initially specialised in cask trading and brokering. It is through that line of business that it amassed such a vast collection of aged and very rare whisky casks. The Duncan Taylor collection is considered one of the biggest collections of matured single-grain and single-malt whisky casks in Scotland.

In the 1960s Abe Rosenberg, a native New Yorker, bought the Scottish-owned Duncan Taylor and began storing casks purchased from premium distilleries. Although blends were traditionally Rosenberg’s business, he was passionate about the premium single malts and single grains that went into those blends. Throughout the years, he amassed more than 4,500 casks into the Duncan Taylor portfolio, many of which remain within the company collection. 

The ranges that the company are known for are the blend of grain, Speyside and peaty Islay whiskies called Smokin’ and the high malt content whiskies in the Black Bull range. In 1994 Euan Shand purchased Duncan Taylor and its stock, having previously worked for the Glendronach distillery, Shand’s involvement brought the company back to its Scottish roots and with it a return to a focus single malts with a side-line in aged blended whiskies.

Interestingly, the Black Bull brand was already a famous premium blend, dating back as far as 1864. Before the days of prohibition, it was one of the blends imported most to America. It suffered as one of the first casualties of the so-called ‘dry America’. Given its heritage, it wasn’t surprising that when Shand and Duncan Taylor gave it life again in 2009, it became a popular brand once more.

In 2014 Shand moved Duncan Taylor operations from the Upper Kirkgate premises, to a new building created from an old supermarket along King Street. There he built bigger and more up-to-date warehousing, blending and bottling facilities. Duncan Taylor’s commitment to producing only quality whiskies, which has resulted in the receipt of numerous industry awards.

Mark Littler Ltd specialise in the valuation and sale of bottles of whisky and can help you get the best price for your bottle. Contact us for a free valuation using the form below, and read on for more information on your bottle.

Free Valuation Request

Bottle Valuation Form Mini
PLEASE SELECT
Please upload a photo of your bottle standing upright
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

What To Look For

Sell Duncan Taylor whisky online

Bowmore

Duncan Taylor bottles are famously well-presented, with a variety of boxes and presentation cases in an assortment of colours, shapes and sizes. A 40-year-old bottle of 1966 Bowmore from Duncan Taylor recently sold for £2,550; it was bottle number 145/153 and is presented in a mahogany case, embellished with the Duncan Taylor crest.

Macallan

In 2007, Duncan Taylor released 133 bottles of 1967 40-year-old Macallan, sold with accompanying miniature bottle and tumbler. These are displayed in wooden cases, lined with suede and sealed with a gold clasp; these are typically sold for between £1,500 and £2,500 depending on the quality of the packaging.

The Six Factors That Affect The Price Of Duncan Taylor Whisky

There are six factors that will affect the price of your bottle of Duncan Taylor. These are the age of the whisky, the bottling date, the vintage, whether it is a single cask edition, the level of the whisky and the condition of the label and box.

Duncan Taylor Whisky Value

Age of Whisky

This refers to the number of years the whisky has spent maturing in the cask, not how long it has been in the bottle. The age is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled. As bottles from a specific year are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s can become sought after.

Duncan Taylor Whisky Value

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year in which the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of Duncan Taylor. 

Duncan Taylor Whisky Value

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of Duncan Taylor is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Duncan Taylor Whisky Value

Level

The level of the whisky has a large impact on the value. It should be into the neck (the narrow part). As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first, which damages the flavour.

Duncan Taylor Whisky Value

Single Cask Bottlings

Single cask bottlings are generally more sought after, as by default they are unique. Look out for numbers on your bottle like XXX/250, which would indicate a single cask edition. 

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of  Duncan Taylor

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your bottle of whisky is easy.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your bottle directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your bottle. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

What is the price of your Duncan Taylor whisky?

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

Bottle Valuation Form
Images Of Your Bottle (stood upright ideally)
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

Bottle Selling FAQ

Asset 4
Asset 8
Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.
Receive money when selling your cask of whisky

Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark has been very helpful in helping me sell a bottle of whisky which was given to my father many years ago. He was very professional and was always quick to reply to my questions. Not knowing anything about whisky, Mark was there to offer some good advice and I believe he is very knowledgeable about his work. The sale was done very [quickly], and the money was in my bank account the next day. I would highly recommend his services.”

Kim Hendrickx, via Google

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google