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Sell Your Cask of Arran Whisky

 

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

We consistently achieve prices well over those offered by other brokers and distilleries.

Sell Your Cask of Arran Whisky with Mark Littler

Arran Cask Valuations

Arran made a large number of casks of whisky available to the public to buy just after the distillery opened in 1995.  As no spirit could be sold as whisky until it was 3 years old (the minimum maturing time for whisky) the sale of casks brought in some much-needed revenue.

As well as hogsheads, Arran made a number of puncheons and butts available to the public to buy.  These are now very sought after, but the ABV and RLA (regauged litres of alcohol) must be high to get the best price.

We specialise in the sale of Arran casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.

The most desirable Arran casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand.  Bourbon casks (not as common at Arran) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.

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

QUICK ARRAN CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Arran 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

What is a Cask of Arran Worth?

Asking what a cask of Arran is worth is like asking what a ‘house in London is worth’.  There are a LOT of variables, but if we use a lot of assumptions it is fair to say that a cask of Arrancan be worth anything from £50 per litre of pure alcohol to more than £250 a litre of pure alcohol.

After all the variables of age, volume and ABV of whisky remaining, cask type etc are taken into consideration the average value of a cask of Arran is circa £5,000  to £15,000 for hogsheads and barrels and £10,000 to £30,000 for some old sherry butts and puncheons.

How to Sell Your Cask of Arran for the Best Price

We achieve market beating prices by finding you the perfect end user for your cask.  We work our networks in Europe, the USA, Middle East and Asia to find the person whose requirements perfectly match those of your cask.  This means it can take a few weeks for us to get offers for your cask, but as you most likley have waited several decades for the cask to mature we hope you can wait a few more weeks.

The majority of our clients are based in Asisa where any form of Arran is sought after as whisky (especially premium distilleries like Macallan) is now positioned as one of the most sought after assets.  It is the demand from Asia that has driven record prices for bottles, culminating in the sale of a 1926 bottle of Macallan for £1,500,000 in 2019.  As whisky is now seen as a status symbol the ultra weathly see casks of Arran as the ultimate status symbol.

Mark-Littler-Whisky-Broker-Square SMALL

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

We provide you access to this market and with it can ensure you get the best possible price for your cask of Arran .  

We work on a commission basis and charge 10% (inlcuding VAT) of the final sale price on the successful completion of the sale.  We handle all of the administration and paperwork too, making the whole process simple and hassle free.

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

Sell Your Cask of Arran With Mark Littler Ltd.

The process for selling your cask with Mark Littler Ltd is straightforward, we can offer help and advice at every stage of the journey.

The Cask Selling Process

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Please send the details of your Arran cask to [email protected] alternatively please use the form below. 

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

Once we have the relevant details from your cask of Arran we provide an initial valuation, then work with our network of international buyers to negotiate the best offers for your consideration.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with the offer we will make sure you understand the process and issue you with a contract. At this stage we can work with you to draw off a number of bottles for personal use.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We manage all transfer paperwork and guide you through the selling process stage by stage. Once the paperwork has been transferred to the new owners we release the funds to you.

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.

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
Iona T.
07:14 16 Sep 20
Mark provided us with an excellent service for the sale of a cask of Springbank Whisky. He provides a professional, friendly and responsive service, guiding you every step of the way. My mother was delighted with the result. I recommend his end to end service. Thank-you!
Mike M.
08:18 15 Jul 20
Great experience from the very friendly and knowledgeable Mark who was able to help me buy a cask, and made the process seamless even during the lock down! Five star experience.
Ian B.
15:45 03 Jul 20
Mark recently helped to successfully sell my cask of Macallan single malt whisky.From our initial discussion I was impressed with the depth of his knowledge and his professional approach. Mark guided me through each step of the process, providing reasons and insights to ensure I made the correct decisions. His estimate of the value of the cask was spot on.I would have no hesitation in using his professional services again.
Steve P.
19:37 26 Mar 20
Just over 10 years ago I visited the Bruichladdich distillery and bought a newly filled fresh bourbon barrel. Having allowed it to mature I needed to decide what to do with it. Bruichladdich made an unattractive offer to buy it back.I became aware of Mark Littler, from a Google search. I contacted him based on the many positive reviews. After talking to him and learning of his experience of selling casks I commissioned him to sell my cask.Dealing with Mark has been a pleasure, he has guided... me through the process and I have received over 3 times the offer from Bruichladdich.I have found Mark to be realistic and helpful and I recommend his services.read more
James G.
10:36 26 Mar 20
Mark was excellent from start to finish in dealing with our whiskey cask sale. I highly recommend his services and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again. 5 Star!
Jacky S.
16:56 09 Mar 20
Mark sold two casks of whisky for me. He got a very good price for them and kept me informed through the rather slow process (which he had warned me about). Very pleased with the service.
John P.
00:22 30 Jan 20
I sold my Bruichladdich hogshead cask through Mark and can highly recommend his services. Immediate follow-up and a very clear outlined agreement while Mark managed to get a good price for the cask in a fairly short time period. I’m very pleased and would not hesitate to utilize his services again in the future.
Dave M.
19:54 20 Jan 20
I recently sold a 25 year old cask of Scottish whisky through Mark. The market is not easy to tap into but Mark has good connections and got me an excellent price. He made the process very simple and completed all the necessary paperwork for me. Highly recommended!
Diana M.
16:12 02 Dec 19
I had a cask of 10 year old Bruichladdich to sell. Googled potential buyers. Some traders didn’t bother to reply, even though I had sent full details.Mark was brilliant from the word go ... very professional and kept me well informed of progress. I ended up with over 50% more from him than my next best offer! Payment was very prompt.I would highly recommend Mark. Don’t waste time with the others ... they will just cause exasperation!!Thanks Mark . Pleasure doing business with you !
Brian L.
09:12 26 Sep 19
Mark was very helpful explaining me details about buying and owning a cask of whiskey - I will give him my best recommendations
Next Reviews

QUICK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Arran 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

Cask Selling FAQ

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The exterior of Arran distillery with picnic tables

The History of the Arran Distillery

Always known to be a wonderful place to make fine whiskies, Arran found that it could not compete in the days when quantity was held as more important than quality, with the result that many of its distilleries fell out of use. However, Arran’s whisky making tradition was revived in the construction of the Lochranza distillery to the north of the island, and when, in 1998, a 3-year-old cask was finally opened, it was the Arran whisky’s first legal dram in more than a century and a half.

It was not until 2006 that the first official 10-year-old Arran Malt became commercially available. This whisky, bottled at 46%, is still at the very heart of the Arran whisky range. In 2007, the distillery was named as the Scottish Distillery of the Year.

Until quite recently, many of the casks had to be stored in the Springbankwarehouses, since there was not sufficient room at the distillery, however now, the distillery has created its own on-site storage warehouse to allow for much easier access to the barrels. It also offers an unusual cask purchase scheme, offering private customers the chance to own their very own whisky cask, that can then be stored on the distillery site.

The Arran distillery has made a Robert Burns Blended Whisky and a Robert Burns Single Malt as part of its role as patron of the World Burns Federation. They are therefore the only distillery that has been granted the right to use Robert Burns’ signature and image on its packaging. Most of Arran’s whisky is used to make Single Malt, however a small amount is used to produce their blended whisky range.

Today, the distillery is owned by a private shareholders group, and in 2010, a 15thAnniversary bottling was released to commemorate the Distillery Open Day on the 3rd July. The same year also saw the first official 14-year-old single malt to be released by the Arran Distillery. December of 2010 also saw Arran’s first peated Single Malt being released under the name Machrie Moor.

June 2016 saw the Arran distillery celebrating its 21st anniversary, and also the christening of the new tasting and blending building, Rowan House, which had been constructed in the Lochranza Distillery’s grounds. There are now plans in place to construct another distillery to the south of the island, making this a very exciting time for the Arran distillery.

What is my cask of Arran 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

Learn More

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

We consistently achieve prices well over those offered by other brokers and distilleries.

Sell Your Cask of Arran Whisky with Mark Littler

Arran Cask Valuations

Arran made a large number of casks of whisky available to the public to buy just after the distillery opened in 1995.  As no spirit could be sold as whisky until it was 3 years old (the minimum maturing time for whisky) the sale of casks brought in some much-needed revenue.

As well as hogsheads, Arran made a number of puncheons and butts available to the public to buy.  These are now very sought after, but the ABV and RLA (regauged litres of alcohol) must be high to get the best price.

We specialise in the sale of Arran casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.

The most desirable Arran casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand.  Bourbon casks (not as common at Arran) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.

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

QUICK ARRAN CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Arran 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

What is a Cask of Arran Worth?

Asking what a cask of Arran is worth is like asking what a ‘house in London is worth’.  There are a LOT of variables, but if we use a lot of assumptions it is fair to say that a cask of Arrancan be worth anything from £50 per litre of pure alcohol to more than £250 a litre of pure alcohol.

After all the variables of age, volume and ABV of whisky remaining, cask type etc are taken into consideration the average value of a cask of Arran is circa £5,000  to £15,000 for hogsheads and barrels and £10,000 to £30,000 for some old sherry butts and puncheons.

How to Sell Your Cask of Arran for the Best Price

We achieve market beating prices by finding you the perfect end user for your cask.  We work our networks in Europe, the USA, Middle East and Asia to find the person whose requirements perfectly match those of your cask.  This means it can take a few weeks for us to get offers for your cask, but as you most likley have waited several decades for the cask to mature we hope you can wait a few more weeks.

The majority of our clients are based in Asisa where any form of Arran is sought after as whisky (especially premium distilleries like Macallan) is now positioned as one of the most sought after assets.  It is the demand from Asia that has driven record prices for bottles, culminating in the sale of a 1926 bottle of Macallan for £1,500,000 in 2019.  As whisky is now seen as a status symbol the ultra weathly see casks of Arran as the ultimate status symbol.

Mark-Littler-Whisky-Broker-Square SMALL

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

We provide you access to this market and with it can ensure you get the best possible price for your cask of Arran .  

We work on a commission basis and charge 10% (inlcuding VAT) of the final sale price on the successful completion of the sale.  We handle all of the administration and paperwork too, making the whole process simple and hassle free.

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

Sell Your Cask of Arran With Mark Littler Ltd.

The process for selling your cask with Mark Littler Ltd is straightforward, we can offer help and advice at every stage of the journey.

The Cask Selling Process

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Please send the details of your Arran cask to [email protected] alternatively please use the form below. 

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

Once we have the relevant details from your cask of Arran we provide an initial valuation, then work with our network of international buyers to negotiate the best offers for your consideration.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with the offer we will make sure you understand the process and issue you with a contract. At this stage we can work with you to draw off a number of bottles for personal use.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We manage all transfer paperwork and guide you through the selling process stage by stage. Once the paperwork has been transferred to the new owners we release the funds to you.

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.

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
Iona T.
07:14 16 Sep 20
Mark provided us with an excellent service for the sale of a cask of Springbank Whisky. He provides a professional, friendly and responsive service, guiding you every step of the way. My mother was delighted with the result. I recommend his end to end service. Thank-you!
Mike M.
08:18 15 Jul 20
Great experience from the very friendly and knowledgeable Mark who was able to help me buy a cask, and made the process seamless even during the lock down! Five star experience.
Ian B.
15:45 03 Jul 20
Mark recently helped to successfully sell my cask of Macallan single malt whisky.From our initial discussion I was impressed with the depth of his knowledge and his professional approach. Mark guided me through each step of the process, providing reasons and insights to ensure I made the correct decisions. His estimate of the value of the cask was spot on.I would have no hesitation in using his professional services again.
Steve P.
19:37 26 Mar 20
Just over 10 years ago I visited the Bruichladdich distillery and bought a newly filled fresh bourbon barrel. Having allowed it to mature I needed to decide what to do with it. Bruichladdich made an unattractive offer to buy it back.I became aware of Mark Littler, from a Google search. I contacted him based on the many positive reviews. After talking to him and learning of his experience of selling casks I commissioned him to sell my cask.Dealing with Mark has been a pleasure, he has guided... me through the process and I have received over 3 times the offer from Bruichladdich.I have found Mark to be realistic and helpful and I recommend his services.read more
James G.
10:36 26 Mar 20
Mark was excellent from start to finish in dealing with our whiskey cask sale. I highly recommend his services and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again. 5 Star!
Jacky S.
16:56 09 Mar 20
Mark sold two casks of whisky for me. He got a very good price for them and kept me informed through the rather slow process (which he had warned me about). Very pleased with the service.
John P.
00:22 30 Jan 20
I sold my Bruichladdich hogshead cask through Mark and can highly recommend his services. Immediate follow-up and a very clear outlined agreement while Mark managed to get a good price for the cask in a fairly short time period. I’m very pleased and would not hesitate to utilize his services again in the future.
Dave M.
19:54 20 Jan 20
I recently sold a 25 year old cask of Scottish whisky through Mark. The market is not easy to tap into but Mark has good connections and got me an excellent price. He made the process very simple and completed all the necessary paperwork for me. Highly recommended!
Diana M.
16:12 02 Dec 19
I had a cask of 10 year old Bruichladdich to sell. Googled potential buyers. Some traders didn’t bother to reply, even though I had sent full details.Mark was brilliant from the word go ... very professional and kept me well informed of progress. I ended up with over 50% more from him than my next best offer! Payment was very prompt.I would highly recommend Mark. Don’t waste time with the others ... they will just cause exasperation!!Thanks Mark . Pleasure doing business with you !
Brian L.
09:12 26 Sep 19
Mark was very helpful explaining me details about buying and owning a cask of whiskey - I will give him my best recommendations
Next Reviews

QUICK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Arran 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

Cask Selling FAQ

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Invest Whisky Cask (8)
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The exterior of Arran distillery with picnic tables

The History of the Arran Distillery

Always known to be a wonderful place to make fine whiskies, Arran found that it could not compete in the days when quantity was held as more important than quality, with the result that many of its distilleries fell out of use. However, Arran’s whisky making tradition was revived in the construction of the Lochranza distillery to the north of the island, and when, in 1998, a 3-year-old cask was finally opened, it was the Arran whisky’s first legal dram in more than a century and a half.

It was not until 2006 that the first official 10-year-old Arran Malt became commercially available. This whisky, bottled at 46%, is still at the very heart of the Arran whisky range. In 2007, the distillery was named as the Scottish Distillery of the Year.

Until quite recently, many of the casks had to be stored in the Springbankwarehouses, since there was not sufficient room at the distillery, however now, the distillery has created its own on-site storage warehouse to allow for much easier access to the barrels. It also offers an unusual cask purchase scheme, offering private customers the chance to own their very own whisky cask, that can then be stored on the distillery site.

The Arran distillery has made a Robert Burns Blended Whisky and a Robert Burns Single Malt as part of its role as patron of the World Burns Federation. They are therefore the only distillery that has been granted the right to use Robert Burns’ signature and image on its packaging. Most of Arran’s whisky is used to make Single Malt, however a small amount is used to produce their blended whisky range.

Today, the distillery is owned by a private shareholders group, and in 2010, a 15thAnniversary bottling was released to commemorate the Distillery Open Day on the 3rd July. The same year also saw the first official 14-year-old single malt to be released by the Arran Distillery. December of 2010 also saw Arran’s first peated Single Malt being released under the name Machrie Moor.

June 2016 saw the Arran distillery celebrating its 21st anniversary, and also the christening of the new tasting and blending building, Rowan House, which had been constructed in the Lochranza Distillery’s grounds. There are now plans in place to construct another distillery to the south of the island, making this a very exciting time for the Arran distillery.

What is my cask of Arran 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

Learn More