Sell Your Cask of Balvenie Whisky

 

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

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

Sell Your Cask of Balvenie Whisky with Mark Littler

Balvenie Cask Values & Valuations

Do you own a cask of Balvenie single malt? If you do you are one a very small number of people as very few casks of Balvenie have entered private ownership. As a result the market for Balvenie casks is very strong and prices are high.

More common than Balvenie is a whisky called Burnside – which is essentially a cask of Balvenie with a very minute amount (often a teaspoon) of Glenfiddich added. This way the cask is no longer a single malt and the name can be changed accordingly. Quite how this practice is allowed to continue we don’t know – but it may be that you own a cask of Burnside (aka Balvenie) as more of these have entered private hands.

Clearly, casks of Balvenie are more sought after as they are less common, but casks of Burnside can still fetch a good price.

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

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

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

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

The Process of Selling Your Cask of Balvenie 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 Balvenie casks of whisky.

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

Sell Your Cask of Balvenie Whisky with Mark Littler

How to Sell a Cask of Balvenie Whisky

Do you own a cask of Balvenie single malt? If you do you are one a very small number of people as very few casks of Balvenie have entered private ownership. As a result the market for Balvenie casks is very strong and prices are high.

More common than Balvenie is a whisky called Burnside – which is essentially a cask of Balvenie with a very minute amount (often a teaspoon) of Glenfiddich added. This way the cask is no longer a single malt and the name can be changed accordingly. Quite how this practice is allowed to continue we don’t know – but it may be that you own a cask of Burnside (aka Balvenie) as more of these have entered private hands.

Clearly, casks of Balvenie are more sought after as they are less common, but casks of Burnside can still fetch a good price.

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

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

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

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

The Process of Selling a Cask of Balvenie 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 Balvenie 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 Balvenie 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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The History of the Balvenie Distillery

The history of the Balvenie Distillery dates back to 1839 when William Grant was born in Dufftown. He started life as a cattle herder by the age of 7 and then became an apprentice shoemaker. He went onto become a clerk and then a bookkeeper at the Mortlach distillery in 1866, and this was where he finally became a manager, learning all about the whisky distilling trade.

20 years after starting work at the Mortlach distillery, Grant bought a field where he could build a distillery of his own close to Balvenie Castle. He designed plans and laid the foundations in 1886. He continued to take an active role in the Balvenie Distillery company until he died at the ripe old age of 83 in 1923.

The work began in 1892 to convert the Balvenie New House, a mansion dating from the 1700s into a whisky distillery. The process took 15 months to reach completion and it was not until 1893 that the very first distillation was produced. Although the Balvenie distillery was originally called Glen Gordon, it soon changed its name to match that of the ruined castle which stood beside it and which became its maltings.

This distillery primarily provided fillings for Grant’s Standfast blend, however in 1973, the first official bottling was produced. However, since it was still in demand by blended whisky producers, its ability to grow as a standalone brand was restricted. When Kininvie opened in 1990, these restrictions were slightly eased, however it was not until Ailsa Bay waenis built that greater amounts of stocks were made available. Today, the Balvenie distillery’s single malt is among the most rapidly growing single malt brands anywhere worldwide.

In 1993, this distillery was among the first to introduce a finished single malt, and its Double Wood was aged in ex-Bourbon casks and then finished in ex-sherry casks for extra flavour. This use of varying types of wood runs through the entire Balvenie range.

Balvenie’s whisky is very traditional, made with locally grown barley whenever possible which has been floor malted. ALthough Scotland has around a hundred distillers, Balvenie remains one of only 7 which still has a malting floor of its own. While its own floor maltings make up just a tiny percentage of the distillery’s total mash, it adds character to the whisky produced here.

Balvenie has only recently opened up to visitors who now come to see the big distillery with its 9 short necked stills which produce a honeyed, sweet character which is very different to the whiskies produced by Kininvie and Glenfiddich which share its site.