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

The Process of Selling Your Cask of Arran Whisky with Mark Littler

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

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Send details about your cask to [email protected] or use the form below

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We work our entire network of customers and receive their best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

We submit the best offer for your consideration, without obligation, and issue you with a contract if you wish to proceed.

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We then manage all the paperwork and guide you through the transfer process.

Mark Littler LTD specialises in the valuation, sale and brokerage of XXXXXX 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

How to Sell a Cask of Arran Whisky

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

The Process of Selling Your Cask of Arran Whisky with Mark Littler

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

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send details about your cask to [email protected] or use the form below

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We work our entire network of customers and receive their best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

We submit the best offer for your consideration, without obligation, and issue you with a contract if you wish to proceed.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We then manage all the paperwork and guide you through the transfer process.

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

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

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.

Macallan

“From my initial contact with Mark the whole experience of selling my cask of 1989 Macallan Whisky has been a breeze. Mark was very helpful, exceedingly dedicated and totally professional at all times.

It was an excellent service provided at a very reasonable cost. Mark obtained a fantastic six-figure sum for my cask which I am completely over the moon with.

I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.”

Tim Johnson 

“Mark sold a cask of whisky which I had inherited and did not know what to do with. The offer I got through Mark was much higher than the distillery had offered me and the whole process was simple and best of all, profitable!

He explained all of the steps I needed to take in a straightforward manner and no question was too small for him to answer. Well recommended.”

James Harwood

Ben Nevis
Macallan

“Mark sold a barrel of Springbank for me – he is very attentive, always responds quickly, and kept me informed throughout the process, and achieved a very pleasing sale price. S

Selling a barrel is quite slow and administratively fiddly, so having someone like Mark who knows the process is useful, not just to find a willing buyer but to nurse the transaction along as well..”

Neil Holden

“I approached Mark with some trepidation about the sale of a cask of whisky having no idea how to sell it. Mark is eminently knowledgeable about the resale process and before long had secured a very good offer.

I was very impressed with the way Mark communicated during the process, he kept me up to date with regular calls and dealt with all the legal aspects of the sale.

Well worth a five star rating and I would not hesitate to use Mark’s services again.”

Christopher Hine

Springbank 1992

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.

Macallan

“From my initial contact with Mark the whole experience of selling my cask of 1989 Macallan Whisky has been a breeze. Mark was very helpful, exceedingly dedicated and totally professional at all times.

It was an excellent service provided at a very reasonable cost. Mark obtained a fantastic six-figure sum for my cask which I am completely over the moon with.

I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.”

Tim Johnson

Ben Nevis

“Mark sold a cask of whisky which I had inherited and did not know what to do with. The offer I got through Mark was much higher than the distillery had offered me and the whole process was simple and best of all, profitable!

He explained all of the steps I needed to take in a straightforward manner and no question was too small for him to answer. Well recommended.”

James Harwood

Macallan

“Mark sold a barrel of Springbank for me – he is very attentive, always responds quickly, and kept me informed throughout the process, and achieved a very pleasing sale price. S

Selling a barrel is quite slow and administratively fiddly, so having someone like Mark who knows the process is useful, not just to find a willing buyer but to nurse the transaction along as well..”

Neil Holden

Springbank 1992

“I approached Mark with some trepidation about the sale of a cask of whisky having no idea how to sell it. Mark is eminently knowledgeable about the resale process and before long had secured a very good offer.

I was very impressed with the way Mark communicated during the process, he kept me up to date with regular calls and dealt with all the legal aspects of the sale.

Well worth a five star rating and I would not hesitate to use Mark’s services again.”

Christopher Hine

Cask Selling FAQ

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Arran Whisky History

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.