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Sell Your Cask of Bowmore Whisky

Sell your Cask of Bowmore Whisky with Mark Littler

Bowmore cask valuations

Were you one of the people who bought a cask of Bowmore in the early 1990’s when the distillery was raising funds?  If so, you are very lucky indeed as the market value of Bowmore has increased hugely over the past 20 years. 

The whisky market has reached heights never thought possible.  So much is the demand that distilleries are running out of mature casks and consequently the value of many casks has increased hugely.

Bowmore casks are no exception.  The holy grail of Bowmore casks would be those from the middle to late 1980’s as these have a high chance of having both high ABV and RLA.  Earlier casks are still around, but their ABV might be so low that they are not appealing.  That said, casks from the mid 2000’s are also hugely in demand from ‘trophy hunters’ from the Far East.

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

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

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

The process of selling a cask of Bowmore whisky through Mark Littler

The process to get a no-obligation valuation for your cask of Bowmore 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.

Sell your Cask of Bowmore Whisky with Mark Littler

How to sell a cask of Bowmore whisky

Were you one of the people who bought a cask of Bowmore in the early 1990’s when the distillery was raising funds?  If so, you are very lucky indeed as the market value of Bowmore has increased hugely over the past 20 years. 

The whisky market has reached heights never thought possible.  So much is the demand that distilleries are running out of mature casks and consequently the value of many casks has increased hugely.

Bowmore casks are no exception.  The holy grail of Bowmore casks would be those from the middle to late 1980’s as these have a high chance of having both high ABV and RLA.  Earlier casks are still around, but their ABV might be so low that they are not appealing.  That said, casks from the mid 2000’s are also hugely in demand from ‘trophy hunters’ from the Far East.

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

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

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 Bowmore whisky worth?

Cask Whisky Valuation Form

Bowmore Whisky History

The Bowmore distillery produces fine Scotch whisky on the Inner Hebridian island of Islay. Lying on Loch Indaal’s south eastern shore, Bowmore is one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, having been said to have been founded as long ago as 1779.

Today, the distillery is in the hands of Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd, however back in 1779 it was originally established by John P Simson, who was a local merchant. It eventually passed into the Mutter family’s ownership, and James Mutter, the head of the family, introduced many innovative distilling processing during the time of his ownership. He even built an iron steamship which was used to import coal and barley from the mainland and also to export whisky to Glasgow for sale. In 2007, a bottle of Bowmore Single Malt from 1850 was auctioned off for £29,400.

In 1925, J B Sheriff & Co purchased the distillery, and it stayed in their ownership until 1950 when it was bought by William Grigor & Son Ltd. During the World War, the distillery’s production came to a halt, and the building was home to the RAF Coastal Command during that time, with flying boats being operated on anti-submarine missions from Loch Indaal. In 1963, the distillery was bought by Stanley P Morrison, and so began a legendary era in the Bowmore whisky history, with many of the best bottlings having been produced during the mid-1960s.

The Bowmore Distillery obtains the majority of its barley from Islay itself, however since there is not enough to satisfy the demand of the distillery, it is also brought over from the mainland. Today, the distillery still has a traditional floor malting, however this too does not have enough capacity and therefore in most cases, the barley which is imported has already been malted.

The Bowmore distillery’s annual capacity is 2,000,000 litres, and fermentation takes place in traditional wood washbacks, with the liquid then being passed through 2 wish stills, then through 2 spirit stills. Interestingly, waste heat produced during the process of distillation is used to heat the public swimming pool nearby which was constructed in a former warehouse of the distillery. Bowmore’s whiskies have been matured and distilled using all of the expertise gained by this distillery over many generations, and with a range that comprises everything from the limited-edition expressions to their core collection, Bowmore is known for its balanced and complex flavour.

Bowmore Whisky History

The Bowmore distillery produces fine Scotch whisky on the Inner Hebridian island of Islay. Lying on Loch Indaal’s south eastern shore, Bowmore is one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, having been said to have been founded as long ago as 1779.

Today, the distillery is in the hands of Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd, however back in 1779 it was originally established by John P Simson, who was a local merchant. It eventually passed into the Mutter family’s ownership, and James Mutter, the head of the family, introduced many innovative distilling processing during the time of his ownership. He even built an iron steamship which was used to import coal and barley from the mainland and also to export whisky to Glasgow for sale. In 2007, a bottle of Bowmore Single Malt from 1850 was auctioned off for £29,400.

In 1925, J B Sheriff & Co purchased the distillery, and it stayed in their ownership until 1950 when it was bought by William Grigor & Son Ltd. During the World War, the distillery’s production came to a halt, and the building was home to the RAF Coastal Command during that time, with flying boats being operated on anti-submarine missions from Loch Indaal. In 1963, the distillery was bought by Stanley P Morrison, and so began a legendary era in the Bowmore whisky history, with many of the best bottlings having been produced during the mid-1960s.

The Bowmore Distillery obtains the majority of its barley from Islay itself, however since there is not enough to satisfy the demand of the distillery, it is also brought over from the mainland. Today, the distillery still has a traditional floor malting, however this too does not have enough capacity and therefore in most cases, the barley which is imported has already been malted.

The Bowmore distillery’s annual capacity is 2,000,000 litres, and fermentation takes place in traditional wood washbacks, with the liquid then being passed through 2 wish stills, then through 2 spirit stills. Interestingly, waste heat produced during the process of distillation is used to heat the public swimming pool nearby which was constructed in a former warehouse of the distillery. Bowmore’s whiskies have been matured and distilled using all of the expertise gained by this distillery over many generations, and with a range that comprises everything from the limited-edition expressions to their core collection, Bowmore is known for its balanced and complex flavour.