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Sell Your Cask of Ben Nevis Whisky

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

The process of selling a cask of Ben Nevis 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 Ben Nevis whisky

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 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 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.

Cask Whisky Valuation Form

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.