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Sell Your Cask of Bunnahabhain Whisky

Sell your Cask of Bunnahabhain Whisky with Mark Littler

Bunnahabhain Cask Values & Valuations 

There is no denying that the Bunnahabhain distillery is not exactly easy on the eye.  Unlike Glengoyne, nestled in the beautiful Scottish landscape, Bunnahabhain sticks out like a sore thumb.

However, also unlike Glengoyne, very few casks of Bunnahabhain are in private ownership.  Bunnahabhain’s previous owners Burn Stewart were once quite relaxed about the sale of casks, however, since its new owners (Distell) took over in 2009 very few casks are sold privately.

As you can therefore imagine, casks of Bunnahabhain are very sought after which puts you in a very good position if you are considering selling yours.

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

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

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

There is no denying that the Bunnahabhain distillery is not exactly easy on the eye.  Unlike Glengoyne, nestled in the beautiful Scottish landscape, Bunnahabhain sticks out like a sore thumb.

However, also unlike Glengoyne, very few casks of Bunnahabhain are in private ownership.  Bunnahabhain’s previous owners Burn Stewart were once quite relaxed about the sale of casks, however, since its new owners (Distell) took over in 2009 very few casks are sold privately.

As you can therefore imagine, casks of Bunnahabhain are very sought after which puts you in a very good position if you are considering selling yours.

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

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

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

The north eastern coastline of Islay is the location of the substantial Victorian Bunnahabhain distillery. This isolated spot was selected by William Robertson in 1881 to be the ideal site for his island distillery vision.  He did not just build a distillery, he also constructed houses, roads and even a pier to allow barley and casks to arrive and whisky to be exported. The total cost of around £2.6 million in modern money. In 1887, the Bunnahabhain distillery merged with Glenrothes and the Highland Distillers (which are now known as Edrington) were formed.

Although the other distillers on Islay produced single malts as well as whiskies for blending, the Bunnahabhain distillery focused on blends. It had a key role to play in three R&B well known blends – Black Bottle, Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse.

During the 1960s, there was a huge surge of demand for Scotch whisky, and this saw the distillery’s stills doubling in number in 1963. However, the good fortune of the distillery would not last and in 1982 it was mothballed like so many others on the island. While this period of mothballing lasted for just 2 years, its production levels remained low for a long time.

By the late 1980s, the distillery was ready to finally produce a single with the somewhat appropriate tag line “the unpronounceable malt”, however most of its production was still being used in blends. In 2003, even though the whisky market had seen an upturn, Edrington still sold the distillery to Burn Stewart. However, the company which owned Burn Stewart, CL Financial, went into liquidation in 2009 and its receivers sold Burn Stewart on to Distill, its South African distributor. Since that time, levels of production have hugely increased, especially in Taiwan and Africa.

Bunnahabhain’s whisky has a milder flavour than that of other Islay whiskies due to the fact that the water used in its production rises through the limestone before being transported by pipe directly to the distillery, preventing it from picking up peat on the way. Its most common bottlings are 25, 18 and 12 years old, with the 12-year-old being the favourite of many of the locals.