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Sell Your Cask of Balblair Whisky

Sell your Cask of Balblair Whisky with Mark Littler

Balblair Cask Values & Valuations 

Balblair is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, however very few casks of Balblair have ever made it into private ownership.  If you are fortunate enough to own a cask of Balblair then we are likely to have a stream of clients looking to put forward very strong prices.

Balblair was one of the first distilleries to start declaring the vintage of the spirit in their bottles rather than simply relying on an age statement.  With this long history of progressive thinking, you can find a whole array of different Balblair casks and these can be very sought after in the international market.

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

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

If you would like to know the value of your Balblair cask use the form below to get in touch.

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

The process of selling a cask of Balblair 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.

How to sell your cask of Blablair whisky

Balblair is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, however very few casks of Balblair have ever made it into private ownership.  If you are fortunate enough to own a cask of Balblair then we are likely to have a stream of clients looking to put forward very strong prices.

Balblair was one of the first distilleries to start declaring the vintage of the spirit in their bottles rather than simply relying on an age statement.  With this long history of progressive thinking, you can find a whole array of different Balblair casks and these can be very sought after in the international market.

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

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

If you would like to know the value of your Balblair cask use the form below to get in touch.

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 Balblair 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.

Cask Whisky Valuation Form

The History of the Balbalir Distillery

Located in Rosshire, the Balblair distillery was originally established in 1790 by the Ross family and has the distinction of having one of distilling’s oldest archives, its very first ledger entry dating back to 1800.  

In 1872 the production was moved to a different site which had been constructed close to the brand-new railway line linking Inverness and Wick and in 1895, the distillery underwent a rebuild to a design drawn up by Charles C Doig who specialised in distillery architecture. Even though the rebuilt distillery was conveniently close to a nearby burn, the original water source was believed to be superior, and so the water used in the whisky production was sourced from the Ault Dearg burn, and this has continued to be the water source for the Balblair Distillery’s expressions even today.

The site was run by the Ross family for a century before the company passed into the hands of Alexander Cowan in 1894. Like many other distilleries of the time, however, it suffered from financial difficulties at the beginning of the 20th century and 1911 saw it closing its doors. They were not reopened until after the Second World War when Winston Churchill demanded that whisky must be produced to satisfy American demand.

Robert Cumming then purchased the freehold in 1948, and prompt expansion of the distillery soon followed with increased production. Cumming operated the distillery until his retirement in 1970 when the operation was sold to Hiram Walker before it was absorbed into Allied Distillers.  It was then purchased in 1996 by Inver House Distillers Ltd who also own a number of other well-known distilleries including Knockdhu, the Speyburn-Glenlivet distillery and Old Pulteney.

Balblair’s bottlings were intermittent until 2007, however then the single malt was repackaged as “vintage” releases. This led the brand to become noticed and to achieve higher status. Today, the Balblair distillery is open to tourists. It has a modern visitor’s centre and hosts tastings and tours throughout the year for those who long to find out more about its ancient malting processes.

As an interesting aside, in the movie The Angel’s Share from 2013, Balblair was the distillery where the fictitious single remaining cask of Malt Mill was auctioned off.