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Sell Your Cask of Banff Whisky

Sell your Cask of Banff Whisky with Mark Littler

Banff Cask Values & Valuations 

 

Banff may have the accolade of being one of the most unlucky distilleries in Scotland (read more below), but if you own a cask of Banff you are one of the luckiest people I know.  Very few casks of Banff are in private ownership, but conversely, there are more private owners of Banff than most other closed distilleries.

Casks of Banff are also sought after owing to the incredible reputation the malt has amongst critics.  In fact, it is one of the highest rated distilleries on  Whiskybase and understandable prices for casks of Banff can be extremely high.

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

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

If you would like to know the value of your Banff 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 Banff 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 Banff whisky

Banff may have the accolade of being one of the most unlucky distilleries in Scotland (read more below), but if you own a cask of Banff you are one of the luckiest people I know.  Very few casks of Banff are in private ownership, but conversely, there are more private owners of Banff than most other closed distilleries.

Casks of Banff are also sought after owing to the incredible reputation the malt has amongst critics.  In fact, it is one of the highest rated distilleries on  Whiskybase and understandable prices for casks of Banff can be extremely high.

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

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

If you would like to know the value of your Banff 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 Banff 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 Banff Distillery

Having been in operation from 1863 until 1983, the Banff distillery produced single malt whisky. The first distillery which used the name Banff was constructed in 1824 by James McKilligan & Co in Inverboyndie on Banff Bay. Its ownership was transferred in 1837 to Alex Mackay, then again in 1852 to James Simpson Junior and Senior. In 1863, the Junior Mr Simpson constructed a brand-new distillery in Inverboyndie and this one had improved access to the rail transport links through the Great North of Scotland Railway as well as a better source of water from the Fiskaidly Farm springs.

While there had been explosions and fires in the past at the Banff Distillery, an especially severe fire destroyed and damaged the majority of the distillery save its warehouse in 1877. However just a few months after the fire occurred, the distillery had been rebuilt and operation had been restored, with the addition of a fire engine which was then kept on the premises.

A portion of the Banff Distillery was sold by the Simpson family in 1921 to the Mile End Distillery Company, and in 1932, the whole operation was purchased by a subsidiary of the Distillers Company Limited for £50,000 at which time produced was ceased.

The distillery was attacked during the second world war and its Warehouse 12 was destroyed. Many of the whisky casks were burned, resulting in much of the stock being lost. There were reports that the whisky had leaked into the water supplies, intoxicating local animals. Repairs began in 1941 and an RAF squadron was then moved onto the site until the war was over.

At the end of the war, the Banff distillery underwent renovation to bring it back into operation. However, an explosion during 1959 destroyed the still, damaging the distillery further. Eventually, renovations were completed and whisky began to be produced once more. In 1983 production was mothballed and the majority of its buildings were demolished or dismantled by the late 80s. In 1991, a fire destroyed the last remaining warehouse.

The Banff Distillery may have the dubious honour of being Scotland’s most unlucky whisky distillery since it has spent most of its history being destroyed by fire. It seems quite appropriate that it finally ended its life with the last warehouse being burned down.