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Sell Your Cask of Arran Whisky

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 No.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse

The process of selling a cask of Arran whisky through Mark Littler

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

  1. Send us details about your cask to [email protected]
  2. We receive offers from our clients
  3. We submit the best offer for your consideration

It really is as simple as that.  No catches, no obligations.  We are here to help you get the best deal.

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 No.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse

The process of selling a cask of whisky through Mark Littler

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

  1. Send us details about your cask to [email protected]
  2. We receive offers from our clients
  3. We submit the best offer for your consideration

It really is as simple as that.  No catches, no obligations.  We are here to help you get the best deal.

What is my cask of Arran whisky worth?

Cask Whisky Valuation Form

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 Springbank warehouses, 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 15th Anniversary 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.

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 Springbank warehouses, 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 15th Anniversary 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.