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How Much Should You Pay For a Cask of Springbank Whisky

 

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

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

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 Springbankand 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 Springbank 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 Springbank.

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 Springbank 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: Springbank 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 Springbank 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 Springbank 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 Springbank 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.

John G.
04:11 15 Nov 22
Just completed the sale of my cask through Mark Littler and with assistance from Hannah Thompson. A very efficient process which achieved my sale expectations. Both provided a friendly and knowledgeable service and are highly recommended
Robert W.
05:17 03 Aug 22
Special and rare cask sold professionally. Kept me up to date throughout the process. Great result.
Grant J.
14:24 23 May 22
First class service from Mark and his team from start to finish.Knowledgeable and innovative when selling 60 bottles of single cask whisky for me.
Mike K
11:26 19 May 22
I used Mark Littler to help me sell two casks of whiskey and was very happy with the service and outcome. Very friendly, professional and helpful throughout the process and they achieved a what I believe was a very good price for me. Highly recommended
Mick T
11:07 02 Nov 21
Having bought a cask of whisky back in 2004 we decided that this year was the year to sell it. I approached three different brokers and it wasn't a hard decision to ask Mark to arrange the sale for us. It wasn't only that he said he could achieve the best price for the cask but his professional manor and clear level of knowledge.To sales process was relatively simple with excellent communication throughout. He assisted us with drawing several bottles prior to sale and the logistics of moving... the cask.Overall a first class service and if you are wondering he achieved slightly more than the suggested sale price. This was over three times what the first broker offered and 50% more than the second.read more
Ruari T.
18:13 04 Oct 21
Mark was both patient and professional, initially advising and then successfully selling a whisky cask. He, and his staff, talked me through the process, highlighting both opportunities and pitfalls, with simplicity and the minimum of jargon. Mark is extremely knowledgeable on both the distillery side and the market, evident with the excellent price achieved.
Paul A.
18:00 03 Sep 21
I have used Mark Littler Ltd for a number of whisky cask purchases. He runs a friendly, approachable and customer-focused company, and is always ready to help with any issues or questions. He is a charming and professional broker, and understands the market and the needs of his customers. Above all, he listens and offers sound guidance which I always pay attention to .Absolutely brilliant company to do business with, will use again and again and have no hesitation in recommending Mark Littler... Ltd. Outstanding,read more
David T.
08:00 17 Aug 21
Mark recently sold two casks of mature whisky on my behalf. The service that he provided from start to finish was exemplary. His care and customer focus was faultless, explaining every step in the process and continually updating me on progress. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark as the perfect person to deal with your sale.
Pål Andreas D.
08:07 15 Jul 21
We wanted to buy a private whisky cask. Mark was very helpful to get a good deal done and about a year ago we became proud owners of a cask of whisky. Just received samples. Very excited and looking forward to see how the whisky matures.
Celia C.
17:49 21 May 21
Outstanding professional service. Having never sold a cask of whisky before, Mark took us through the whole process, found a buyer at an excellent price, and completed the sale with great care and professionalism. Excellent customer care and service. Highly recommend.
Helen G.
07:41 14 May 21
A very prompt and reliable service. Never thought selling a cask of whisky would be so easy. Any issues were speedily dealt with and Mark was always available to get in touch with. I would certainly recommend Mark's services.
Malcolm W.
23:44 14 Mar 21
Mark recently sold a 26 year old cask of Ardbeg for me. He was vey thorough and professional and achieved an excellent price. His thoroughness was very important to me as I have lived in Sydney, Australia for many years and I needed someone who I could trust with a high vale transaction from the other side of the world. Mark even took the time to personally collect some sample drawings from the distillery and ship to me. I heartily recommend Mark to anyone wishing to sell of buy a cask... particularly if they are not resident in the UK.read more
Ian G.
13:45 05 Feb 21
Our family inherited a hogshead of whisky which needed to be sold. Having no knowledge of this market the internet revealed Mark Littler who proved to be both knowledgeable and professional. The cask was tasted and sold within a matter of weeks under Mark's guidance which we greatly appreciate.
phill C.
20:19 19 Jan 21
I got in touch with Mark having read one of his articles online. I was thinking of investing in a cask and had an offer from a company that shall remain nameless. At this point I thought I should seek independent advice. Mark's professional and informative approach to my questions was excellent. He basically saved me from making a huge potential mistake investing with a company that were not throwing straight dice and trying to pitch sales based on false information. I may add that at this... point Mark was not pitching any sale to myself, merely offering good, genuine and free advice.I later had the opportunity to use Mark as a consultant to invest in my first Cask. I have found him to be very professional, knowledgeable, courteous and friendly.I feel lucky to have sounded out Mark as a broker and hope to be using him again in the future. I can not recommend him and his team highly enough for their help and time!read more
Dean R.
15:16 29 Dec 20
Recently, I made enquiries with Mark about buying a whisky cask.He very promptly answered all my questions and gave me all the information I needed to make an informed decision.He was thoroughly professional and there was never any pressure to buy, just support and step-by-step instructions.I am very pleased with the outcome of my cask investment and I look forward to working with Mark again in the future.
Stephen F.
13:05 22 Dec 20
Mark was thoroughly professional and efficient in helping my family get a great deal in buying some whisky casks.We received a very friendly, quick and personable service with regular updates throughout the process.Highly recommended and greatly appreciated!
Neil C.
15:53 20 Dec 20
Mark did exactly what he promised to do and achieved a good price for the whiskey cask which he sold for us. We were kept informed of what was going on and the whole transaction was hassle free.
Nigel D.
09:28 20 Dec 20
Mark was true to his word when he advised how long the process would take with selling our Cask of Whisky and what we would expect to receive. He has been very attentive and continued to provide feedback during the sale process and he managed to achieve an exceptional price for us. Thank you Mark, we will be sure to come back to you when we sell our next cask.
Diana D.
14:58 21 Nov 20
Mark was an absolute pleasure to work with. Delighted to have discovered him during an internet search researching how best to sell two casks of 50 year old Scottish whiskey. He is professional, knowledgeable and quickly responded to my endless questions. It was a smooth transaction and am very pleased with the price he was able to secure. Highly recommend!
David C.
16:42 06 Oct 20
Have several casks of high end whisky, I decided to sell one of my investments. An internet search revealed Mark Littler. Only person to respond to my email. Mark sold my first cask in weeks. New exactly what he was talking about and doing . The price was at the very high end of his valuation. He did all the work, I just signed the sales document. as easy as that. Money transferred into my account, and you are talking thousands too. Much appreciated, will now sell another cask as the time is... right.read more
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What is my cask of Springbank 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 Springbank casks of whisky.

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

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 Springbank 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 Springbank 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 Springbank.

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 Springbank 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: Springbank 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 Springbank 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 Springbank 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 Springbank 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.

John G.
04:11 15 Nov 22
Just completed the sale of my cask through Mark Littler and with assistance from Hannah Thompson. A very efficient process which achieved my sale expectations. Both provided a friendly and knowledgeable service and are highly recommended
Robert W.
05:17 03 Aug 22
Special and rare cask sold professionally. Kept me up to date throughout the process. Great result.
Grant J.
14:24 23 May 22
First class service from Mark and his team from start to finish.Knowledgeable and innovative when selling 60 bottles of single cask whisky for me.
Mike K
11:26 19 May 22
I used Mark Littler to help me sell two casks of whiskey and was very happy with the service and outcome. Very friendly, professional and helpful throughout the process and they achieved a what I believe was a very good price for me. Highly recommended
Mick T
11:07 02 Nov 21
Having bought a cask of whisky back in 2004 we decided that this year was the year to sell it. I approached three different brokers and it wasn't a hard decision to ask Mark to arrange the sale for us. It wasn't only that he said he could achieve the best price for the cask but his professional manor and clear level of knowledge.To sales process was relatively simple with excellent communication throughout. He assisted us with drawing several bottles prior to sale and the logistics of moving... the cask.Overall a first class service and if you are wondering he achieved slightly more than the suggested sale price. This was over three times what the first broker offered and 50% more than the second.read more
Ruari T.
18:13 04 Oct 21
Mark was both patient and professional, initially advising and then successfully selling a whisky cask. He, and his staff, talked me through the process, highlighting both opportunities and pitfalls, with simplicity and the minimum of jargon. Mark is extremely knowledgeable on both the distillery side and the market, evident with the excellent price achieved.
Paul A.
18:00 03 Sep 21
I have used Mark Littler Ltd for a number of whisky cask purchases. He runs a friendly, approachable and customer-focused company, and is always ready to help with any issues or questions. He is a charming and professional broker, and understands the market and the needs of his customers. Above all, he listens and offers sound guidance which I always pay attention to .Absolutely brilliant company to do business with, will use again and again and have no hesitation in recommending Mark Littler... Ltd. Outstanding,read more
David T.
08:00 17 Aug 21
Mark recently sold two casks of mature whisky on my behalf. The service that he provided from start to finish was exemplary. His care and customer focus was faultless, explaining every step in the process and continually updating me on progress. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark as the perfect person to deal with your sale.
Pål Andreas D.
08:07 15 Jul 21
We wanted to buy a private whisky cask. Mark was very helpful to get a good deal done and about a year ago we became proud owners of a cask of whisky. Just received samples. Very excited and looking forward to see how the whisky matures.
Celia C.
17:49 21 May 21
Outstanding professional service. Having never sold a cask of whisky before, Mark took us through the whole process, found a buyer at an excellent price, and completed the sale with great care and professionalism. Excellent customer care and service. Highly recommend.
Helen G.
07:41 14 May 21
A very prompt and reliable service. Never thought selling a cask of whisky would be so easy. Any issues were speedily dealt with and Mark was always available to get in touch with. I would certainly recommend Mark's services.
Malcolm W.
23:44 14 Mar 21
Mark recently sold a 26 year old cask of Ardbeg for me. He was vey thorough and professional and achieved an excellent price. His thoroughness was very important to me as I have lived in Sydney, Australia for many years and I needed someone who I could trust with a high vale transaction from the other side of the world. Mark even took the time to personally collect some sample drawings from the distillery and ship to me. I heartily recommend Mark to anyone wishing to sell of buy a cask... particularly if they are not resident in the UK.read more
Ian G.
13:45 05 Feb 21
Our family inherited a hogshead of whisky which needed to be sold. Having no knowledge of this market the internet revealed Mark Littler who proved to be both knowledgeable and professional. The cask was tasted and sold within a matter of weeks under Mark's guidance which we greatly appreciate.
phill C.
20:19 19 Jan 21
I got in touch with Mark having read one of his articles online. I was thinking of investing in a cask and had an offer from a company that shall remain nameless. At this point I thought I should seek independent advice. Mark's professional and informative approach to my questions was excellent. He basically saved me from making a huge potential mistake investing with a company that were not throwing straight dice and trying to pitch sales based on false information. I may add that at this... point Mark was not pitching any sale to myself, merely offering good, genuine and free advice.I later had the opportunity to use Mark as a consultant to invest in my first Cask. I have found him to be very professional, knowledgeable, courteous and friendly.I feel lucky to have sounded out Mark as a broker and hope to be using him again in the future. I can not recommend him and his team highly enough for their help and time!read more
Dean R.
15:16 29 Dec 20
Recently, I made enquiries with Mark about buying a whisky cask.He very promptly answered all my questions and gave me all the information I needed to make an informed decision.He was thoroughly professional and there was never any pressure to buy, just support and step-by-step instructions.I am very pleased with the outcome of my cask investment and I look forward to working with Mark again in the future.
Stephen F.
13:05 22 Dec 20
Mark was thoroughly professional and efficient in helping my family get a great deal in buying some whisky casks.We received a very friendly, quick and personable service with regular updates throughout the process.Highly recommended and greatly appreciated!
Neil C.
15:53 20 Dec 20
Mark did exactly what he promised to do and achieved a good price for the whiskey cask which he sold for us. We were kept informed of what was going on and the whole transaction was hassle free.
Nigel D.
09:28 20 Dec 20
Mark was true to his word when he advised how long the process would take with selling our Cask of Whisky and what we would expect to receive. He has been very attentive and continued to provide feedback during the sale process and he managed to achieve an exceptional price for us. Thank you Mark, we will be sure to come back to you when we sell our next cask.
Diana D.
14:58 21 Nov 20
Mark was an absolute pleasure to work with. Delighted to have discovered him during an internet search researching how best to sell two casks of 50 year old Scottish whiskey. He is professional, knowledgeable and quickly responded to my endless questions. It was a smooth transaction and am very pleased with the price he was able to secure. Highly recommend!
David C.
16:42 06 Oct 20
Have several casks of high end whisky, I decided to sell one of my investments. An internet search revealed Mark Littler. Only person to respond to my email. Mark sold my first cask in weeks. New exactly what he was talking about and doing . The price was at the very high end of his valuation. He did all the work, I just signed the sales document. as easy as that. Money transferred into my account, and you are talking thousands too. Much appreciated, will now sell another cask as the time is... right.read more
Next Reviews
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Learn More

What is my cask of Springbank 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