Sell Your Cask of Brora Whisky
Sell Your Cask of Brora Whisky with Mark Littler
Brora Cask Values & Valuations
Brora is a very sought after single malt and very few casks remain in private ownership. As the distillery closed in 1983, any remaining casks of Brora are at least 35 years old.
If you own a cask of Brora and the cask appears healthy (with a good ABV and RLA) then you are due for a very considerable windfall. However, given the minimum age of casks of Brora, there is a high chance your cask might fall below the 40% minimum ABV required to call a spirit whisky. We would strongly recommend getting an annual regauge of your cask of Brora even if you are not considering selling in order to monitor the health of your very rare and very sought after cask!
We specialise in the brokerage of Brora casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.
The most desirable Brora casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Brora ) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.
If you would like to know the value of your Brora cask use the form below to get in touch.
QUICK BRORA CASK VALUATION
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Independent Whisky Cask Valuations
Sell Your Cask of Brora 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 Brora 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 Brora 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.
We worked with the award-winning designer Tom Niklin to design our bespoke labels for our client’s bottles.
How to Sell Your Brora Cask for the Best Price
We achieve market-beating prices for Brora 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 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 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 weathly see casks of whisky as the ultimate status symbol.
Sell Your Brora Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.
The process for selling your Brora cask with Mark Littler Ltd is straightforward, we can offer help and advice at every stage of the journey.
The Cask Selling Process
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.
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.
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.
QUICK BRORA CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Brora 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.
Brora Cask Selling FAQ
Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?
At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Brora 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.
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.
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.
- Keep 1-6 bottles of your cask, at cost
- Have just a portion of your cask bottled
- 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 Brora 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
The History of the Brora Distillery
Once known as Clynelish, Brora Distillery is one of the Clearance Distilleries of Scotland, constructed by the Marquis of Stafford in 1819 who, together with his wife, was responsible for some of the Highlands’ most brutal forced evictions that resulting in tenants being expelled from their homes and sent overseas. The people who end up in the new Brora settlement worked in one of the Duke’s business enterprises and one of these was whisky distilling.
It took the Brora Distillery some time to become established, and it passed through several lessees until finally George Lawson took over operations. Between him and his sons, the plant would stay in the Lawson family’s hands until 1896 when James Ainslie, a Glasgow blender, purchased it. In 1912, Ainslie went bankrupt and DCL and Risk took shares in the company, with John Walker and Sons following suit in 1916. In 1925, Risk was bought out and Walker joined DCL with DCL taking over the control of the distillery in 1930, taking full responsibility for its operations until the time that it closed.
Following World War II, the Brora Distillery increased its capacity considerably due to an increased demand for blends among a number of major whisky producers. By the time 1967 had rolled around, its popularity had become so great that it was decided that a new bigger distillery should be constructed next to the original buildings. Although the old distillery shut for a year, its doors reopened in 1969 with production being recommenced in the same year.
While the name of the distillery was originally Clynelish, its name had to be changed to Brora in 1975 following a legislation change which banned any two distilleries from having the same name, and during the period 1972-74 heavily peated malt was produced here while the Caol Ila distillery was undergoing a rebuild. However, the majority of the whisky made here after 1973 was a lightly peated Highland variety.
The distillery did not always operate at full capacity furing the period between 1969 and the time that it closed, and it finally shut down for good in 1983. Although rumours persisted about the possibility of the Brora Distillery reopening, these proved to be unfounded until the October of 2017 when plans were revealed to reopen the distillery. Assuming planning permission is granted, the site is due to reopen and begin operations again by 2020.
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.