Skip to content

Sell Your Cask of Balvenie Whisky

 

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.

QUICK BALVENIE CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a 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

Independent Whisky Cask Valuations

Sell Your Cask of Balvenie Whisky with Mark Littler

We have sold millions of pounds of casks for our customers, consistently achieving the best price for all types of whisky cask. We help you sell your cask for the best price by going direct to our extensive network of buyers.

We pride ourselves on our open and friendly approach to selling a cask of whisky. No question is too small and we are happy to offer complimentary valuations on your cask and expert advice on how to achieve the best price when selling your cask.

At Mark Littler we are committed to providing the foremost independent whisky brokerage service in the UK.

What affects the value of a cask of Balvenie whisky?

There are a large number of interlinking factors that impact the final valuation of a cask of whisky. It is a combination of all the following features that can make a cask expensive, or worthless:

Bottles & Mementos From Your Cask

After waiting decades for your cask of Balvenie to mature wouldn’t it be nice to keep a bottle or two? That’s what we think too and as long as we know the number of bottles you want to keep (up to 6 is normally fine) we can work that into the negotiations.  

We have worked with the award winning designer Tom Niklin to design an incredible label for our clients bottles. Tom has worked with the likes of Johnnie Walker, Singleton, Bulleit, Haig, Royal Lochnagar, Dalwhinnie, Lagavulin and Talisker.

This means that when you get your memento from your cask it will look like any other premium bottle of whisky you would find in a whisky retailer. We also have personalisation labels so you can use your bottles as special gifts.

Mark Littler Bespoke Bottles (2)

We worked with the award-winning designer Tom Niklin to design our bespoke labels for our client’s bottles.

How to Sell Your Balvenie Cask for the Best Price

We achieve market-beating prices for Balvenie casks by finding you the perfect end-user for your cask.  We work our networks in Europe, the USA, the 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 likely 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 Asia where any form of Single Malt Scotch Whisky 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 wealthy see casks of whisky as the ultimate status symbol.

Mark-Littler-Whisky-Broker-Square SMALL

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

Sell Your Balvenie Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.

The process for selling your Balvenie 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 Balvenie 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 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.

I can’t recommend Mark and Katy enough. My whisky casks were sold for more than I expected. This was done with minimum fuss. Their communication was great and I shall be using them again.
It was a pleasure to deal with Mark and his team in the sale of my whisky cask. Excellent customer service, communication, professional, helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly.Overall, I would have no hesitation in endorsing Mark Littler Ltd in achieving the best price if you are looking to sell your cask.
I wanted to sell a couple of whisky casks and used Mark Littler Ltd as my whisky broker. Apparently it is a slow process but Mark Littler managed to push the sale through quickly and at a good price. I have no hesitation in leaving this 5* review for the company.
I was very happy with the service Mark provided in selling my cask, he got the target price that was agreed at the outset.
Great service from beginning to end when we wanted to sell our Ben Nevis cask.Buyer was found very quick and the transaction went smooth.We also got to keep six sample bottles which we finally got delivered, after some issues with swedish Customs (again great support from Hannah at ML).Thanks for everything!
I had several casks of Scotch for many years and wanted to sell them. I'm in the US and was completely unaware as to how to do so. I cannot recommend Mark Littler LTD highly enough. Mark walked me through the steps of the process of selling from start to finish and it was flawless. Communication was excellent. My casks were sold quickly and for a very fair price.
I’ve waited a while to write a review but after 9 months of buying a cask of whiskey through mark littler ltd must say very happy how everything was explained and discussed mainly with HannahOnce we decided to go with mark littlerEverything was done extremely professional and quite quick always informed what was going onNow, very excited to let our cask mature over many years and hopefully both parties can earn a little bit of profit in the future thanks
js_loader

QUICK BALVENIE CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Balvenie cask you own or are looking to sell?  Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free, no-obligation, open market valuation of your cask.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

Balvenie Cask Selling FAQ

Asset 4
Invest Whisky Cask (8)
Asset 8
Asset 3
Mark Littler Whisky Broker

Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?

Invest Whisky Cask (7)

Trusted Brokers

At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Balvenie cask to make a profit for you. We are an independent whisky broker and we are different from other cask selling services in that we help you sell your cask direct to the end user, which means we can get you the best price for your cask. Many other cask selling services buy your cask and then resell it themselves, which means it is not in their interest to get you the best price. Our fees are a flat 10% so you know exactly what to expect when you sell your cask through us.

Don’t just take our word for it. Mark Littler Ltd was established in 2016 and we have over 300 five-star reviews on Google, Facebook and Yell from our contented customers. We understand that selling a cask is significant transaction and can offer independent references on demand.

Invest Whisky Cask (25)

Delivering Profit to Our Customers

Our international network of buyers ensures we can match your cask with the right consumer to get you the best possible price for your whisky cask. Our extensive network of buyers means we consistently deliver offers that are higher than those put forward by distilleries or other brokers. We work on a flat 10% commission rate, no hidden costs, just us ensuring you get the most out of your cask.

Already have an offer on your cask? Our advice is completely free and as part of our drive to increase transparency in the cask industry we would be more than happy for you to get in touch for a no-obligation chat about selling your whisky cask.

Invest Whisky Cask (19)

Experience Your Cask

As well as ensuring that selling your whisky cask is a straightforward experience, because of our exclusive industry contacts we can offer a series of unique opportunities when you sell your cask with us.

  1. Keep 1-6 bottles of your cask, at cost
  2. Have just a portion of your cask bottled
  3. Get a custom cask head as a memento of your cask

Bottle up to 6 bottles at cost (plus duty, VAT and bottling fees (aprox. £10-£20 per bottle for a bespoke label design), which can be deducted from the final profit from your cask. If you would like to bottle more than 6 bottles we can also arrange part bottling of your cask. If you would like any bottles from your cask please let us know at the start of the process so we can let any potential buyer know.

Independent Balvenie Whisky Cask Valuations

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

All of our valuations are without obligation.  You can also call the Mark Littler direct on 01260 218718

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

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.

Distillery Specific Pages

We can help sell casks from all distilleries, find out more about selling your specific cask of whisky on our specialised distillery pages.

Learn More

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.

QUICK BALVENIE CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a 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

Independent Whisky Cask Valuations

Sell Your Cask of Balvenie Whisky with Mark Littler

We have sold millions of pounds of casks for our customers, consistently achieving the best price for all types of whisky cask. We help you sell your cask for the best price by going direct to our extensive network of buyers.

We pride ourselves on our open and friendly approach to selling a cask of whisky. No question is too small and we are happy to offer complimentary valuations on your cask and expert advice on how to achieve the best price when selling your cask.

At Mark Littler we are committed to providing the foremost independent whisky brokerage service in the UK.

What affects the value of a cask of Balvenie whisky?

There are a large number of interlinking factors that impact the final valuation of a cask of whisky. It is a combination of all the following features that can make a cask expensive, or worthless:

Bottles & Mementos From Your Cask

After waiting decades for your cask of Balvenie to mature wouldn’t it be nice to keep a bottle or two? That’s what we think too and as long as we know the number of bottles you want to keep (up to 6 is normally fine) we can work that into the negotiations.  

We have worked with the award winning designer Tom Niklin to design an incredible label for our clients bottles. Tom has worked with the likes of Johnnie Walker, Singleton, Bulleit, Haig, Royal Lochnagar, Dalwhinnie, Lagavulin and Talisker.

This means that when you get your memento from your cask it will look like any other premium bottle of whisky you would find in a whisky retailer. We also have personalisation labels so you can use your bottles as special gifts.

Mark Littler Bespoke Bottles (2)

We worked with the award-winning designer Tom Niklin to design our bespoke labels for our client’s bottles.

How to Sell Your Balvenie Cask for the Best Price

We achieve market-beating prices for Balvenie casks by finding you the perfect end-user for your cask.  We work our networks in Europe, the USA, the 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 likely 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 Asia where any form of Single Malt Scotch Whisky 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 wealthy see casks of whisky as the ultimate status symbol.

Mark-Littler-Whisky-Broker-Square SMALL

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

Sell Your Balvenie Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.

The process for selling your Balvenie 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 Balvenie 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 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.

I can’t recommend Mark and Katy enough. My whisky casks were sold for more than I expected. This was done with minimum fuss. Their communication was great and I shall be using them again.
It was a pleasure to deal with Mark and his team in the sale of my whisky cask. Excellent customer service, communication, professional, helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly.Overall, I would have no hesitation in endorsing Mark Littler Ltd in achieving the best price if you are looking to sell your cask.
I wanted to sell a couple of whisky casks and used Mark Littler Ltd as my whisky broker. Apparently it is a slow process but Mark Littler managed to push the sale through quickly and at a good price. I have no hesitation in leaving this 5* review for the company.
I was very happy with the service Mark provided in selling my cask, he got the target price that was agreed at the outset.
Great service from beginning to end when we wanted to sell our Ben Nevis cask.Buyer was found very quick and the transaction went smooth.We also got to keep six sample bottles which we finally got delivered, after some issues with swedish Customs (again great support from Hannah at ML).Thanks for everything!
I had several casks of Scotch for many years and wanted to sell them. I'm in the US and was completely unaware as to how to do so. I cannot recommend Mark Littler LTD highly enough. Mark walked me through the steps of the process of selling from start to finish and it was flawless. Communication was excellent. My casks were sold quickly and for a very fair price.
I’ve waited a while to write a review but after 9 months of buying a cask of whiskey through mark littler ltd must say very happy how everything was explained and discussed mainly with HannahOnce we decided to go with mark littlerEverything was done extremely professional and quite quick always informed what was going onNow, very excited to let our cask mature over many years and hopefully both parties can earn a little bit of profit in the future thanks
js_loader

QUICK BALVENIE CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Balvenie cask you own or are looking to sell?  Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free, no-obligation, open market valuation of your cask.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

Balvenie Cask Selling FAQ

Asset 4
Invest Whisky Cask (8)
Asset 8
Asset 3
Mark Littler Whisky Broker

Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?

Invest Whisky Cask (7)

Trusted Brokers

At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Balvenie cask to make a profit for you. We are an independent whisky broker and we are different from other cask selling services in that we help you sell your cask direct to the end user, which means we can get you the best price for your cask. Many other cask selling services buy your cask and then resell it themselves, which means it is not in their interest to get you the best price. Our fees are a flat 10% so you know exactly what to expect when you sell your cask through us.

Don’t just take our word for it. Mark Littler Ltd was established in 2016 and we have over 300 five-star reviews on Google, Facebook and Yell from our contented customers. We understand that selling a cask is significant transaction and can offer independent references on demand.

Invest Whisky Cask (25)

Delivering Profit to Our Customers

Our international network of buyers ensures we can match your cask with the right consumer to get you the best possible price for your whisky cask. Our extensive network of buyers means we consistently deliver offers that are higher than those put forward by distilleries or other brokers. We work on a flat 10% commission rate, no hidden costs, just us ensuring you get the most out of your cask.

Already have an offer on your cask? Our advice is completely free and as part of our drive to increase transparency in the cask industry we would be more than happy for you to get in touch for a no-obligation chat about selling your whisky cask.

Invest Whisky Cask (19)

Experience Your Cask

As well as ensuring that selling your whisky cask is a straightforward experience, because of our exclusive industry contacts we can offer a series of unique opportunities when you sell your cask with us.

  1. Keep 1-6 bottles of your cask, at cost
  2. Have just a portion of your cask bottled
  3. Get a custom cask head as a memento of your cask

Bottle up to 6 bottles at cost (plus duty, VAT and bottling fees (aprox. £10-£20 per bottle for a bespoke label design), which can be deducted from the final profit from your cask. If you would like to bottle more than 6 bottles we can also arrange part bottling of your cask. If you would like any bottles from your cask please let us know at the start of the process so we can let any potential buyer know.

Independent Balvenie Whisky Cask Valuations

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

All of our valuations are without obligation.  You can also call the Mark Littler direct on 01260 218718

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

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.

Distillery Specific Pages

We can help sell casks from all distilleries, find out more about selling your specific cask of whisky on our specialised distillery pages.

Learn More