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Sell Your Cask of Ben Nevis Whisky

 

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

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

Sell Your Cask of Ben Nevis Whisky with Mark Littler

Ben Nevis Cask Values & Valuations

If you would like to sell a cask of whisky or would like your cask of whisky valued then we are here to help. Not only will we make the process easy and jargon-free, we are confident we will get you the best deal.

Unlike other whisky brokers, we are not connected to any particular distiller or bottler so we are able to get bids from a much wider network.

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

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

If you would like to know the value of your Ben Nevis 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

QUICK BEN NEVIS CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Ben Nevis 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

What is a Cask of Ben Nevis Worth?

Asking what a cask of Ben Nevis is worth is like asking what a ‘house in London is worth’.  There are a LOT of variables, but if we use a lot of assumptions it is fair to say that a cask of Ben Nevis can be worth anything from £50 per litre of pure alcohol to more than £250 a litre of pure alcohol.

After all the variables of age, volume and ABV of whisky remaining, cask type etc are taken into consideration the average value of a cask of Ben Nevis is circa £5,000  to £15,000 for hogsheads and barrels and £10,000 to £30,000 for some old sherry butts and puncheons.

The majority of Ben Nevis casks that were sold to the public were sold between the years 1990 and 2000.  For some reason there are more casks from the 1996 vintage than any other.  Ben Nevis casks pre 1996 command a premium as there are less available on the market.  Casks from the 1996-2000 years are still hugely sought after but buyers tend to be more selective as there are more available to choose from.

How to Sell Your Cask of Ben Nevis for the Best Price

We achieve market beating prices by finding you the perfect end user for your cask.  We work our networks in Europe, the USA, 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 likley 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 Asisa where any form of Ben Nevis is sought after as whisky (especially premium distilleries like Macallan) 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 weathly see casks of Ben Nevis as the ultimate status symbol.

Mark-Littler-Whisky-Broker-Square SMALL

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

We provide you access to this market and with it can ensure you get the best possible price for your cask of Ben Nevis.  

We work on a commission basis and charge 10% (inlcuding VAT) of the final sale price on the successful completion of the sale.  We handle all of the administration and paperwork too, making the whole process simple and hassle free.

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

Sell Your Cask of Ben Nevis With Mark Littler Ltd.

The process for selling your 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 Ben Nevis 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 of Ben Nevis 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.

David C.
16:42 06 Oct 20
Have several casks of high end whisky, I decided to sell one of my investments. An internet search revealed Mark Littler. Only person to respond to my email. Mark sold my first cask in weeks. New exactly what he was talking about and doing . The price was at the very high end of his valuation. He did all the work, I just signed the sales document. as easy as that. Money transferred into my account, and you are talking thousands too. Much appreciated, will now sell another cask as the time is... right.read more
Iona T.
07:14 16 Sep 20
Mark provided us with an excellent service for the sale of a cask of Springbank Whisky. He provides a professional, friendly and responsive service, guiding you every step of the way. My mother was delighted with the result. I recommend his end to end service. Thank-you!
Mike M.
08:18 15 Jul 20
Great experience from the very friendly and knowledgeable Mark who was able to help me buy a cask, and made the process seamless even during the lock down! Five star experience.
Ian B.
15:45 03 Jul 20
Mark recently helped to successfully sell my cask of Macallan single malt whisky.From our initial discussion I was impressed with the depth of his knowledge and his professional approach. Mark guided me through each step of the process, providing reasons and insights to ensure I made the correct decisions. His estimate of the value of the cask was spot on.I would have no hesitation in using his professional services again.
Steve P.
19:37 26 Mar 20
Just over 10 years ago I visited the Bruichladdich distillery and bought a newly filled fresh bourbon barrel. Having allowed it to mature I needed to decide what to do with it. Bruichladdich made an unattractive offer to buy it back.I became aware of Mark Littler, from a Google search. I contacted him based on the many positive reviews. After talking to him and learning of his experience of selling casks I commissioned him to sell my cask.Dealing with Mark has been a pleasure, he has guided... me through the process and I have received over 3 times the offer from Bruichladdich.I have found Mark to be realistic and helpful and I recommend his services.read more
James G.
10:36 26 Mar 20
Mark was excellent from start to finish in dealing with our whiskey cask sale. I highly recommend his services and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again. 5 Star!
Jacky S.
16:56 09 Mar 20
Mark sold two casks of whisky for me. He got a very good price for them and kept me informed through the rather slow process (which he had warned me about). Very pleased with the service.
John P.
00:22 30 Jan 20
I sold my Bruichladdich hogshead cask through Mark and can highly recommend his services. Immediate follow-up and a very clear outlined agreement while Mark managed to get a good price for the cask in a fairly short time period. I’m very pleased and would not hesitate to utilize his services again in the future.
Dave M.
19:54 20 Jan 20
I recently sold a 25 year old cask of Scottish whisky through Mark. The market is not easy to tap into but Mark has good connections and got me an excellent price. He made the process very simple and completed all the necessary paperwork for me. Highly recommended!
Diana M.
16:12 02 Dec 19
I had a cask of 10 year old Bruichladdich to sell. Googled potential buyers. Some traders didn’t bother to reply, even though I had sent full details.Mark was brilliant from the word go ... very professional and kept me well informed of progress. I ended up with over 50% more from him than my next best offer! Payment was very prompt.I would highly recommend Mark. Don’t waste time with the others ... they will just cause exasperation!!Thanks Mark . Pleasure doing business with you !
Brian L.
09:12 26 Sep 19
Mark was very helpful explaining me details about buying and owning a cask of whiskey - I will give him my best recommendations
Next Reviews

QUICK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Ben Nevis 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

Cask Selling FAQ

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The exterior of Ben Nevis distillery

The History of the Ben Nevis Distillery

The Ben Nevis distillery is named after Scotland’s most famous mountain and is known for distilling the Ben Nevis 21 year old and 10 year old whiskies. Located in Fort William at Lochy Bridge, it is a Western Highlands coastal distillery which draws the water it uses from Alt a’Mhuilinn. This in itself originates from the Coire na’Ciste and Coire Leis pools. Originally founded in 1825 today it is owned by a Japanese company.

In 1825, Long John MacDonald took out his license for the Ben Nevis distillery which would be established close to the highest mountain in Britain. Soon afterwards, his son, Peter, took over operations and built up a significant whisky business. When the end of the century rolled around, blended Scotch came into fashion, and yet Ben Nevis’ Long John’s Dew remained a very successful brand of single malt.

MacDonald’s whisky was so popular that Peter decided he would construct another distillery called Nevis which would run alongside the original operation. At one stage there were more than two hundred people working across the two operations.

Unfortunately, the golden era of whisky wouldn’t last and in 1908 the Nevis distillery closed its doors, with its sister operation running only intermittently for the next 33 years. In 1941 Joseph Hobbs, a former bootlegger and Canadian entrepreneur purchased the firm. The brand name Long John was sold off to Seager Evans, and the Nevis former site was sold to Associated Scottish Distilleries. As the distillery had been closed throughout the second world war, Hobbs restarted production in 1955, installing a Coffey still and blending grain and malt together before maturing.

In 1978, the distillery fell silent for a period, but in 1981 production began once more and a refurbishment was carried out when it was purchased by Long John International, Whitbread’s whisky division. Their ownership lasted until 1989 when Nikka, a Japanese distilling company bought the brand. They had already been buying grain and malt from the distillery for several years.

The Nikka brand own the distillery to this day although its production continues, with its whisky being divided between the MacDonalds of Glencoe and Dew of Ben Nevis brands and bulk supplies destined for Japan as well as single malt bottlings. Originally only available as a 10 year old expression, more recently the MacDonalds’s Traditional Ben Nevis has been added to the range, including a more smoky component.

What is my cask of Ben Nevis 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

Learn More

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

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

Sell Your Cask of Ben Nevis Whisky with Mark Littler

Ben Nevis Cask Values & Valuations

If you would like to sell a cask of whisky or would like your cask of whisky valued then we are here to help. Not only will we make the process easy and jargon-free, we are confident we will get you the best deal.

Unlike other whisky brokers, we are not connected to any particular distiller or bottler so we are able to get bids from a much wider network.

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

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

If you would like to know the value of your Ben Nevis 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

QUICK BEN NEVIS CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Ben Nevis 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

What is a Cask of Ben Nevis Worth?

Asking what a cask of Ben Nevis is worth is like asking what a ‘house in London is worth’.  There are a LOT of variables, but if we use a lot of assumptions it is fair to say that a cask of Ben Nevis can be worth anything from £50 per litre of pure alcohol to more than £250 a litre of pure alcohol.

After all the variables of age, volume and ABV of whisky remaining, cask type etc are taken into consideration the average value of a cask of Ben Nevis is circa £5,000  to £15,000 for hogsheads and barrels and £10,000 to £30,000 for some old sherry butts and puncheons.

The majority of Ben Nevis casks that were sold to the public were sold between the years 1990 and 2000.  For some reason there are more casks from the 1996 vintage than any other.  Ben Nevis casks pre 1996 command a premium as there are less available on the market.  Casks from the 1996-2000 years are still hugely sought after but buyers tend to be more selective as there are more available to choose from.

How to Sell Your Cask of Ben Nevis for the Best Price

We achieve market beating prices by finding you the perfect end user for your cask.  We work our networks in Europe, the USA, 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 likley 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 Asisa where any form of Ben Nevis is sought after as whisky (especially premium distilleries like Macallan) 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 weathly see casks of Ben Nevis as the ultimate status symbol.

Mark-Littler-Whisky-Broker-Square SMALL

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

We provide you access to this market and with it can ensure you get the best possible price for your cask of Ben Nevis.  

We work on a commission basis and charge 10% (inlcuding VAT) of the final sale price on the successful completion of the sale.  We handle all of the administration and paperwork too, making the whole process simple and hassle free.

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

Sell Your Cask of Ben Nevis With Mark Littler Ltd.

The process for selling your 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 Ben Nevis 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 of Ben Nevis 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.

David C.
16:42 06 Oct 20
Have several casks of high end whisky, I decided to sell one of my investments. An internet search revealed Mark Littler. Only person to respond to my email. Mark sold my first cask in weeks. New exactly what he was talking about and doing . The price was at the very high end of his valuation. He did all the work, I just signed the sales document. as easy as that. Money transferred into my account, and you are talking thousands too. Much appreciated, will now sell another cask as the time is... right.read more
Iona T.
07:14 16 Sep 20
Mark provided us with an excellent service for the sale of a cask of Springbank Whisky. He provides a professional, friendly and responsive service, guiding you every step of the way. My mother was delighted with the result. I recommend his end to end service. Thank-you!
Mike M.
08:18 15 Jul 20
Great experience from the very friendly and knowledgeable Mark who was able to help me buy a cask, and made the process seamless even during the lock down! Five star experience.
Ian B.
15:45 03 Jul 20
Mark recently helped to successfully sell my cask of Macallan single malt whisky.From our initial discussion I was impressed with the depth of his knowledge and his professional approach. Mark guided me through each step of the process, providing reasons and insights to ensure I made the correct decisions. His estimate of the value of the cask was spot on.I would have no hesitation in using his professional services again.
Steve P.
19:37 26 Mar 20
Just over 10 years ago I visited the Bruichladdich distillery and bought a newly filled fresh bourbon barrel. Having allowed it to mature I needed to decide what to do with it. Bruichladdich made an unattractive offer to buy it back.I became aware of Mark Littler, from a Google search. I contacted him based on the many positive reviews. After talking to him and learning of his experience of selling casks I commissioned him to sell my cask.Dealing with Mark has been a pleasure, he has guided... me through the process and I have received over 3 times the offer from Bruichladdich.I have found Mark to be realistic and helpful and I recommend his services.read more
James G.
10:36 26 Mar 20
Mark was excellent from start to finish in dealing with our whiskey cask sale. I highly recommend his services and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again. 5 Star!
Jacky S.
16:56 09 Mar 20
Mark sold two casks of whisky for me. He got a very good price for them and kept me informed through the rather slow process (which he had warned me about). Very pleased with the service.
John P.
00:22 30 Jan 20
I sold my Bruichladdich hogshead cask through Mark and can highly recommend his services. Immediate follow-up and a very clear outlined agreement while Mark managed to get a good price for the cask in a fairly short time period. I’m very pleased and would not hesitate to utilize his services again in the future.
Dave M.
19:54 20 Jan 20
I recently sold a 25 year old cask of Scottish whisky through Mark. The market is not easy to tap into but Mark has good connections and got me an excellent price. He made the process very simple and completed all the necessary paperwork for me. Highly recommended!
Diana M.
16:12 02 Dec 19
I had a cask of 10 year old Bruichladdich to sell. Googled potential buyers. Some traders didn’t bother to reply, even though I had sent full details.Mark was brilliant from the word go ... very professional and kept me well informed of progress. I ended up with over 50% more from him than my next best offer! Payment was very prompt.I would highly recommend Mark. Don’t waste time with the others ... they will just cause exasperation!!Thanks Mark . Pleasure doing business with you !
Brian L.
09:12 26 Sep 19
Mark was very helpful explaining me details about buying and owning a cask of whiskey - I will give him my best recommendations
Next Reviews

QUICK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Ben Nevis 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

Cask Selling FAQ

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Invest Whisky Cask (8)
Asset 8
Asset 3
The exterior of Ben Nevis distillery

The History of the Ben Nevis Distillery

The Ben Nevis distillery is named after Scotland’s most famous mountain and is known for distilling the Ben Nevis 21 year old and 10 year old whiskies. Located in Fort William at Lochy Bridge, it is a Western Highlands coastal distillery which draws the water it uses from Alt a’Mhuilinn. This in itself originates from the Coire na’Ciste and Coire Leis pools. Originally founded in 1825 today it is owned by a Japanese company.

In 1825, Long John MacDonald took out his license for the Ben Nevis distillery which would be established close to the highest mountain in Britain. Soon afterwards, his son, Peter, took over operations and built up a significant whisky business. When the end of the century rolled around, blended Scotch came into fashion, and yet Ben Nevis’ Long John’s Dew remained a very successful brand of single malt.

MacDonald’s whisky was so popular that Peter decided he would construct another distillery called Nevis which would run alongside the original operation. At one stage there were more than two hundred people working across the two operations.

Unfortunately, the golden era of whisky wouldn’t last and in 1908 the Nevis distillery closed its doors, with its sister operation running only intermittently for the next 33 years. In 1941 Joseph Hobbs, a former bootlegger and Canadian entrepreneur purchased the firm. The brand name Long John was sold off to Seager Evans, and the Nevis former site was sold to Associated Scottish Distilleries. As the distillery had been closed throughout the second world war, Hobbs restarted production in 1955, installing a Coffey still and blending grain and malt together before maturing.

In 1978, the distillery fell silent for a period, but in 1981 production began once more and a refurbishment was carried out when it was purchased by Long John International, Whitbread’s whisky division. Their ownership lasted until 1989 when Nikka, a Japanese distilling company bought the brand. They had already been buying grain and malt from the distillery for several years.

The Nikka brand own the distillery to this day although its production continues, with its whisky being divided between the MacDonalds of Glencoe and Dew of Ben Nevis brands and bulk supplies destined for Japan as well as single malt bottlings. Originally only available as a 10 year old expression, more recently the MacDonalds’s Traditional Ben Nevis has been added to the range, including a more smoky component.

What is my cask of Ben Nevis 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

Learn More