Sell Your Cask of Clynelish Whisky

 

Mark Littler LTD specialises in the valuation, sale and brokerage of Clynelish casks of whisky.

We consistently achieve prices well over those offered by other brokers and distilleries.

Sell Your Cask of Clynelish Whisky with Mark Littler

Clynelish Cask Values & Valuations

Clynelish is a distillery that has both a very high output and also a very strong following. Lots of casks of Clynelish are in private ownership owing to various funding rounds. Owing to its very close proximity and association with the Brora distillery Clynelish has a somewhat of a cult following.

Although there is always a steady stream of Clynelish casks on the market, prices remain high in respect to the quality of spirit produced by the distillery.

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

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

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse

The Process of Selling Your Cask of Clynelish Whisky with Mark Littler

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your cask of whisky is easy.

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Send details about your cask to [email protected] or use the form below

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We work our entire network of customers and receive their best offers.

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We submit the best offer for your consideration, without obligation, and issue you with a contract if you wish to proceed.

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We then manage all the paperwork and guide you through the transfer process.

Mark Littler LTD specialises in the valuation, sale and brokerage of Clynelish casks of whisky.

We consistently achieve prices well over those offered by other brokers and distilleries.

Sell Your Cask of Clynelish Whisky with Mark Littler

How to Sell a Cask of Clynelish Whisky

Clynelish is a distillery that has both a very high output and also a very strong following. Lots of casks of Clynelish are in private ownership owing to various funding rounds. Owing to its very close proximity and association with the Brora distillery Clynelish has a somewhat of a cult following.

Although there is always a steady stream of Clynelish casks on the market, prices remain high in respect to the quality of spirit produced by the distillery.

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

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

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse

The Process of Selling a Cask of Clynelish Whisky with Mark Littler

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your cask of whisky is easy.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send details about your cask to [email protected] or use the form below

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We work our entire network of customers and receive their best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

We submit the best offer for your consideration, without obligation, and issue you with a contract if you wish to proceed.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We then manage all the paperwork and guide you through the transfer process.

What is my cask of Clynelish 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.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

What is my cask of Clynelish 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.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Macallan

“From my initial contact with Mark the whole experience of selling my cask of 1989 Macallan Whisky has been a breeze. Mark was very helpful, exceedingly dedicated and totally professional at all times.

It was an excellent service provided at a very reasonable cost. Mark obtained a fantastic six-figure sum for my cask which I am completely over the moon with.

I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.”

Tim Johnson 

“Mark sold a cask of whisky which I had inherited and did not know what to do with. The offer I got through Mark was much higher than the distillery had offered me and the whole process was simple and best of all, profitable!

He explained all of the steps I needed to take in a straightforward manner and no question was too small for him to answer. Well recommended.”

James Harwood

Ben Nevis
Macallan

“Mark sold a barrel of Springbank for me – he is very attentive, always responds quickly, and kept me informed throughout the process, and achieved a very pleasing sale price. S

Selling a barrel is quite slow and administratively fiddly, so having someone like Mark who knows the process is useful, not just to find a willing buyer but to nurse the transaction along as well..”

Neil Holden

“I approached Mark with some trepidation about the sale of a cask of whisky having no idea how to sell it. Mark is eminently knowledgeable about the resale process and before long had secured a very good offer.

I was very impressed with the way Mark communicated during the process, he kept me up to date with regular calls and dealt with all the legal aspects of the sale.

Well worth a five star rating and I would not hesitate to use Mark’s services again.”

Christopher Hine

Springbank 1992

Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Macallan

“From my initial contact with Mark the whole experience of selling my cask of 1989 Macallan Whisky has been a breeze. Mark was very helpful, exceedingly dedicated and totally professional at all times.

It was an excellent service provided at a very reasonable cost. Mark obtained a fantastic six-figure sum for my cask which I am completely over the moon with.

I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.”

Tim Johnson

Ben Nevis

“Mark sold a cask of whisky which I had inherited and did not know what to do with. The offer I got through Mark was much higher than the distillery had offered me and the whole process was simple and best of all, profitable!

He explained all of the steps I needed to take in a straightforward manner and no question was too small for him to answer. Well recommended.”

James Harwood

Macallan

“Mark sold a barrel of Springbank for me – he is very attentive, always responds quickly, and kept me informed throughout the process, and achieved a very pleasing sale price. S

Selling a barrel is quite slow and administratively fiddly, so having someone like Mark who knows the process is useful, not just to find a willing buyer but to nurse the transaction along as well..”

Neil Holden

Springbank 1992

“I approached Mark with some trepidation about the sale of a cask of whisky having no idea how to sell it. Mark is eminently knowledgeable about the resale process and before long had secured a very good offer.

I was very impressed with the way Mark communicated during the process, he kept me up to date with regular calls and dealt with all the legal aspects of the sale.

Well worth a five star rating and I would not hesitate to use Mark’s services again.”

Christopher Hine

Cask Selling FAQ

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The History of the Clynelish Distillery

Although the Clynelish Distillery achieved success, and for some it actually has a cult status in the whisky industry, this success was only born from human tragedy. As one of Scotland’s clearance distilleries, it emerged during the early 19th century when landowners moved tenant farmers forcibly from their lands in search of profits. Sutherland and Caithness bore the brunt of the clearances, with the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland being responsible for some of the most brutal activity of this time.

While some of the tenant farmers went overseas, others migrated to the Central Belt to new settlements where they ended up working for other business enterprises owned by the laird. The Duke of Sutherland had a number of businesses which he had established in Brora including a tile and brick works, salt panning, weaving and a coal mine, however the business we are most interest in is his whisky distillery – the Clynelish. The staff of the Clylelish Distillery were all one-time farmers who were only paid in a currency which could solely be redeemed in the company shops with all profits going to the Duke himself.

Although the distillery was unsuccessful at first, it started to develop a name for itself in 1896 when the Ainslie & Heilbron blenders purchased it in a partnership with John Risk. He became the distillery’s sole owner a few years later in 1912 and by the century’s end, Clynelish became a prized single malt.

Risk worked closely with John Walker & Sons and DCL, and Clynelish eventually folded into DCL at the same time as John Walker and Sons in 1925. Although it did shut down during the 1930s it did produce a small amount of whisky during the Second World War.

Like many other DCL distilleries, there was new construction during the 1960s, and a brand-new plant with 6 stills was constructed next to the distillery’s original buildings in 1968. Briefly, the old plant was mothballed for a year but then it started running in tandem with the new plant under the name Clynelish B. In 1969 it took the name Brora and started to produce a heavily peated spirit to be used for blends. Although this heavily peated phase continued until the early 1970s, after that the smoke was reduced and then it closed for good in 1983.

Meanwhile Clynelish has played a long term vital role with the John Walker & Sons brand. Its 14-year-old was launched originally under the Hidden Malts Diageo portfolio and a few years ago in 2014 a £30 million expansion of the Clynelish distillery was announced by owners Diageo, although so far these plans are still postponed.