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Sell Your Cask of Caol Ila Whisky

Sell your Cask of Caol Ila Whisky with Mark Littler

Caol Ila Cask Values & Valuations 

Casks of Caol Ila are by no means rare – in fact they are one of the most traded casks of single malt whisky.  That is not to say they are not sought after as the distillery has a fantastic reputation and prices have risen considerably in the past ten years. 

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

The most desirable Caol Ila casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Caol Ila ) 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 Caol Ila 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 Caol Ila whisky

Casks of Caol Ila are by no means rare – in fact they are one of the most traded casks of single malt whisky.  That is not to say they are not sought after as the distillery has a fantastic reputation and prices have risen considerably in the past ten years. 

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

The most desirable Caol Ila casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Caol Ila ) 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 Caol Ila 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 Caol Ila Distillery

The Caol Ila Distillery on the isle of Islay in Scotland has a long history dating back to 1846. With a name that is derived from the Gaelic words for Sound of Islay, this whisky distillery was originally established by Hector Henderson, however it did not go well for the owner, who sold it in 1854 to Norman Buchanan who owned the Isle of Jura Distillery.

The business changed hands once more in 1863 when Bulloch Lade & Co from Glasgow, who were whisky stocks traders took over. Duncan Johnston, the Distillery Manager at the time of the takeover was John Johnston of Lagavulin’s nephew as well as cousin to the Johnstons of Laphroaig, and this gave the family a huge monopoly over the island’s distilleries. By the late 1800s, more than 147,000 gallons of whisky were being produced every year.

When Bulloch Lade went into liquidation in 1920, the Caol Ila Distillery Company was founded by a consortium of businessmen, but in 1927 the controlling interest in Caol Ila was acquired by the Distillers Company and then Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd took ownership of the entirety of the shares in 1930.

The distillery was temporarily closed down during the Second World War from 1942 to 1945 due to restrictions on the barley supplies to distilleries, however once the war was over, production recommenced and ran until 1972 when the distillery’s entire structure was demolished. A bigger distillery was constructed, to designs drawn up by George Leslie Darge, copying the identical architectural style used on many of his other distilleries including glazed trademark curtain walls on the still houses.

Produced continued once more in 1974 and during the 1980s when the market took a downturn, the Caol Ila distillery turned to a Highland style unpeated whisky helping the distillery to remain open. 2011 saw another renovation taking place, with more washbacks and a new mash tun being installed to increase capacity. Eventually, Diageo took over the company and remains in ownership today.

The Caol Ila whisky is a light Islay with a peppery, floral and peaty flavour and a pale colour. It is not only sold as a single malt, it is also heavily used in blends like Black Bottle and Johnnie Walker. Caol Ila expressions have also won many awards over its history including its 12-year expression which received a silver medal, 3 gold medals and 2 double gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition