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How Much Should You Pay For a Cask of Macallan Whisky

 

Mark Littler LTD specialises in the valuation, sale and brokerage of Macallan casks of whisky.

We are the go to independent source for the valuation of casks of Macallan.

What should you pay for a cask of  Macallan?

Are you being asked to pay a fair price?

Are you looking to buy a cask of Macallan and have the asking price independently verified?  If so, we can help.

At Mark Littler LTD we pride ourselves as being the most open and informative source of information about the value of casks of whisky.  We have brokered millions of pouds of casks so we know how the whisky brokerage market works and what casks are worth.

Our mission as a business is to help people get the best deal – this can be anything from classic cars, vintage watches, antiques and especially casks of whisky.  Our 300+ five star reviews (which you can read more of here) are testimony to the level of service which we provide to our customers.

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse

QUICK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Macallan cask you are looking to buy?  Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free open market valuation of your cask.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

The Asymmetry of the Whisky Cask Market

An asymmetrical market is one where the seller has more information than the buyer.  However, the internet has been a very democratising tool and now almost every selling market is balanced.  For example:

If you want to research the value of a car you can use Auto Trader.

If you want to research the value of a fund you can use Morningstar.

If you want to research the value of a house you can use Zoopla.  

You can now verify the value of almost anything online with a quick search.  The sheer volume of data available means that in almost every selling situation the buyer can almost guarantee  they are going to pay a fair price.

Except casks of Macallan.

The Lack of Market Data on the Value of Casks of Whisky

There are no publicly available indexes or price guides about the value of Macallan casks.  If you are inside the industry you will have access to this privileged information and you are able to build up your own database of the value of casks which are sold on a regular basis. 

The reason for this lack of information is quite simple: Macallan casks are not for public consumption or ownership and therefore a publicly available index would not serve any purpose to the industry (and as such the information is kept strictly private).

Another reason for the lack of a Mallan whisky cask index is that no two casks of whisky are alike.  As such you cannot ever create a meaningful index of the value of whisky casks.

For instance, a cask of Macallan 1995 which has 210 bulk litres remaining at 52% ABV will be more commercial than an identical cask which is at 49.5% ABV.  Trying to compare the value of both of these casks would be like comparing apples with pears as they are totally different (note – casks over 50% ABV are more attractive to the Asian market and so command a premium over casks under 50% ABV).

Should you buy a cask of whisky from auction

If you have a cask of Macallan you would like valued please use the form below or contact Mark Littler direct at: [email protected]

Independent Whisky Cask Valuations

When buying a cask of whisky you will totally dependent on trusting the person selling you that cask to be asking an honest price.  As there are no market indexes (and you really shouldn’t be looking at the value of bottles of whisky to give you an idea of the value of a cask) your only option is to seek a professional second opinion.

At Mark Littler LTD we have built our reputation on providing helpful, trustworthy and friendly help to customers.  We have over 300 five star reviews about our service and we want to help you.

Before you commit to purchasing a cask either from a dealer or from an auction, contact Mark Littler personally and receive an independent valuation.  

QUICK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Macallan cask you own or are looking to sell?  Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free open market valuation of your cask.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

Reviews

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.

scott M.
1712177365
I can’t recommend Mark and Katy enough. My whisky casks were sold for more than I expected. This was done with minimum fuss. Their communication was great and I shall be using them again.
Charles L.
1710355243
It was a pleasure to deal with Mark and his team in the sale of my whisky cask. Excellent customer service, communication, professional, helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly.Overall, I would have no hesitation in endorsing Mark Littler Ltd in achieving the best price if you are looking to sell your cask.
Geoffrey B.
1709572510
I wanted to sell a couple of whisky casks and used Mark Littler Ltd as my whisky broker. Apparently it is a slow process but Mark Littler managed to push the sale through quickly and at a good price. I have no hesitation in leaving this 5* review for the company.
Garry T.
1704194229
I was very happy with the service Mark provided in selling my cask, he got the target price that was agreed at the outset.
Thomas N.
1701003500
Great service from beginning to end when we wanted to sell our Ben Nevis cask.Buyer was found very quick and the transaction went smooth.We also got to keep six sample bottles which we finally got delivered, after some issues with swedish Customs (again great support from Hannah at ML).Thanks for everything!
Rena Z.
1700395543
I had several casks of Scotch for many years and wanted to sell them. I'm in the US and was completely unaware as to how to do so. I cannot recommend Mark Littler LTD highly enough. Mark walked me through the steps of the process of selling from start to finish and it was flawless. Communication was excellent. My casks were sold quickly and for a very fair price.
Gary B.
1699129136
I’ve waited a while to write a review but after 9 months of buying a cask of whiskey through mark littler ltd must say very happy how everything was explained and discussed mainly with HannahOnce we decided to go with mark littlerEverything was done extremely professional and quite quick always informed what was going onNow, very excited to let our cask mature over many years and hopefully both parties can earn a little bit of profit in the future thanks
Fredrik O.
1698768408
Helped with selling of my Bruichladdich whisky cask.Excellent services from first contact to payment.Good information and updates along the way.
Nick H.
1694427184
After 20 years I'm a bit maudlin at seeing my madeira butt go but the process was made easier by recruiting Mark Littler to assist.Communications with Mark and his team are quick and simple. What Mark says, he does, with openess and integrity which in these times of charlatanism is a relief to come across. His counsel and advice held water and helped me realise one of my ambitions.I contacted Mark after hearing him speak on the BBC's 'The Food Programme'. My thoughts were that if the BBC's... production team had vetted him and found all wholesome then he would be good enough for me. As a result, I can reccomend Mark wholeheartedly. I will be going back to Mark in 5 years time when those casks I bought for our children will need to be sold to help them onto their respective property ladders.Many thanks Mark and team.read more
Philip M.
1686554351
After my cask reached 10 years old I asked the distillery for a buy back price, which I thought was very low. Apparently they have no outlet for them. So deciding to sell privately I found Mark and contacted him based on previous reviews. I was not disappointed, he handled the sale from start to finish and sold my cask for 4x what the distillery had offered. When my next one comes of age Mark will be my first port of call.
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What is my cask of Macallan worth?

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

There is more information about each section below the form.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

Mark Littler LTD specialises in the valuation, sale and brokerage of Macallan casks of whisky.

We are the go to independent source for the valuation of casks of Macallan.

What should you pay for a cask of  Springbank?

Are you being asked to pay a fair price?

Are you looking to buy a cask of Macallan and have the asking price independently verified?  If so, we can help.

At Mark Littler LTD we pride ourselves as being the most open and informative source of information about the value of casks of whisky.  We have brokered millions of pouds of casks so we know how the whisky brokerage market works and what casks are worth.

Our mission as a business is to help people get the best deal – this can be anything from classic cars, vintage watches, antiques and especially casks of whisky.  Our 300+ five star reviews (which you can read more of here) are testimony to the level of service which we provide to our customers.

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse

QUICK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Macallan cask you are looking to buy?  Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free open market valuation of your cask.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

The Asymmetry of the Whisky Cask Market

An asymmetrical market is one where the seller has more information than the buyer.  However, the internet has been a very democratising tool and now almost every selling market is balanced.  For example:

If you want to research the value of a car you can use Auto Trader.

If you want to research the value of a fund you can use Morningstar.

If you want to research the value of a house you can use Zoopla.  

You can now verify the value of almost anything online with a quick search.  The sheer volume of data available means that in almost every selling situation the buyer can almost guarantee  they are going to pay a fair price.

Except casks of Macallan.

The Lack of Market Data on the Value of Casks of Whisky

There are no publicly available indexes or price guides about the value of Macallan casks.  If you are inside the industry you will have access to this privileged information and you are able to build up your own database of the value of casks which are sold on a regular basis. 

The reason for this lack of information is quite simple: Macallan casks are not for public consumption or ownership and therefore a publicly available index would not serve any purpose to the industry (and as such the information is kept strictly private).

Another reason for the lack of a Mallan whisky cask index is that no two casks of whisky are alike.  As such you cannot ever create a meaningful index of the value of whisky casks.

For instance, a cask of Macallan 1995 which has 210 bulk litres remaining at 52% ABV will be more commercial than an identical cask which is at 49.5% ABV.  Trying to compare the value of both of these casks would be like comparing apples with pears as they are totally different (note – casks over 50% ABV are more attractive to the Asian market and so command a premium over casks under 50% ABV).

Should you buy a cask of whisky from auction

If you have a cask of Macallan you would like valued please use the form below or contact Mark Littler direct at: [email protected]

Independent Whisky Cask Valuations

When buying a cask of whisky you will totally dependent on trusting the person selling you that cask to be asking an honest price.  As there are no market indexes (and you really shouldn’t be looking at the value of bottles of whisky to give you an idea of the value of a cask) your only option is to seek a professional second opinion.

At Mark Littler LTD we have built our reputation on providing helpful, trustworthy and friendly help to customers.  We have over 300 five star reviews about our service and we want to help you.

Before you commit to purchasing a cask either from a dealer or from an auction, contact Mark Littler personally and receive an independent valuation.  

QUICK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Macallan cask you own or are looking to sell?  Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free open market valuation of your cask.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

Reviews

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.

scott M.
1712177365
I can’t recommend Mark and Katy enough. My whisky casks were sold for more than I expected. This was done with minimum fuss. Their communication was great and I shall be using them again.
Charles L.
1710355243
It was a pleasure to deal with Mark and his team in the sale of my whisky cask. Excellent customer service, communication, professional, helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly.Overall, I would have no hesitation in endorsing Mark Littler Ltd in achieving the best price if you are looking to sell your cask.
Geoffrey B.
1709572510
I wanted to sell a couple of whisky casks and used Mark Littler Ltd as my whisky broker. Apparently it is a slow process but Mark Littler managed to push the sale through quickly and at a good price. I have no hesitation in leaving this 5* review for the company.
Garry T.
1704194229
I was very happy with the service Mark provided in selling my cask, he got the target price that was agreed at the outset.
Thomas N.
1701003500
Great service from beginning to end when we wanted to sell our Ben Nevis cask.Buyer was found very quick and the transaction went smooth.We also got to keep six sample bottles which we finally got delivered, after some issues with swedish Customs (again great support from Hannah at ML).Thanks for everything!
Rena Z.
1700395543
I had several casks of Scotch for many years and wanted to sell them. I'm in the US and was completely unaware as to how to do so. I cannot recommend Mark Littler LTD highly enough. Mark walked me through the steps of the process of selling from start to finish and it was flawless. Communication was excellent. My casks were sold quickly and for a very fair price.
Gary B.
1699129136
I’ve waited a while to write a review but after 9 months of buying a cask of whiskey through mark littler ltd must say very happy how everything was explained and discussed mainly with HannahOnce we decided to go with mark littlerEverything was done extremely professional and quite quick always informed what was going onNow, very excited to let our cask mature over many years and hopefully both parties can earn a little bit of profit in the future thanks
Fredrik O.
1698768408
Helped with selling of my Bruichladdich whisky cask.Excellent services from first contact to payment.Good information and updates along the way.
Nick H.
1694427184
After 20 years I'm a bit maudlin at seeing my madeira butt go but the process was made easier by recruiting Mark Littler to assist.Communications with Mark and his team are quick and simple. What Mark says, he does, with openess and integrity which in these times of charlatanism is a relief to come across. His counsel and advice held water and helped me realise one of my ambitions.I contacted Mark after hearing him speak on the BBC's 'The Food Programme'. My thoughts were that if the BBC's... production team had vetted him and found all wholesome then he would be good enough for me. As a result, I can reccomend Mark wholeheartedly. I will be going back to Mark in 5 years time when those casks I bought for our children will need to be sold to help them onto their respective property ladders.Many thanks Mark and team.read more
Philip M.
1686554351
After my cask reached 10 years old I asked the distillery for a buy back price, which I thought was very low. Apparently they have no outlet for them. So deciding to sell privately I found Mark and contacted him based on previous reviews. I was not disappointed, he handled the sale from start to finish and sold my cask for 4x what the distillery had offered. When my next one comes of age Mark will be my first port of call.
Next Reviews
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Learn More

What is my cask of Macallan worth?

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

There is more information about each section below the form.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form