Sell Your Cask of Convalmore Whisky
Sell Your Cask of Convalmore Whisky with Mark Littler
Convalmore Cask Values & Valuations
Convalmore casks are like hens teeth – so if you own one you are very lucky indeed. Most of Convalmore’s output was destined for blends and there were no official releases of a Convalmore single malt before the collapse of the distillery in 1985.
However, there are a few casks of Convalmore in private ownership and as a result there have been several private releases of casks of Convalmore. If you own a cask of Convalmore then you can rest happy knowing that if the figures for your cask are good we are likely to have dozens of VERY interested buyers prepared to make an offer.
We specialise in the brokerage of Convalmore casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.
The most desirable Convalmore casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Convalmore) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.
QUICK CONVALMORE CASK VALUATION
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Independent Whisky Cask Valuations
Sell Your Cask of Convalmore 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 Convalmore 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 Convalmore 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 Convalmore Cask for the Best Price
We achieve market-beating prices for Convalmore 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 likely 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 Asia 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 wealthy see casks of whisky as the ultimate status symbol.
Sell Your Convalmore Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.
The process for selling your Convalmore 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 CONVALMORE CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Convalmore 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.
Convalmore Cask Selling FAQ
Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?
At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Convalmore 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 Convalmore 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 Convalmore Distillery
The Convalmore Distillery was constructed by the Convalmore-Glenlivet Distillery Company Ltd in 1894 at the height of the whisky boom. Most of the brand-new distilleries which were constructed during this late 19th century period were planned and designed by Charles Doig, however a local architect called Donald Mackay was the planner and designer for Convalmore.
The Convalmore-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd ran the Convalmore distillery successfully for around 10 years, however due to Scottish whisky being over-produced the industry’s bubble burst and the distillery was sold in 1904 to W&P Lowrie & Company Ltd for just £6000. One year later James Buchanan and Co. Ltd bought the distillery, however a huge fire destroyed a large part of the distillery in 1909 causing it to be rebuilt.
When James Buchanan & Co Ltd rebuilt the distillery, they decided to make an experimental operation, using continuous distillation so they could produce malt whisky via the same methods as grain whisky – a method known as “silent malt”. James Buchanan & Co installed a column still that had a 2.273 litre per hour capacity as well as their existing pair of pot stills. However, clearly this experiment was not successful since the column still was then removed just a few years later in 1916.
Convalmore Distillery was then sold in 1935 to DCL (Distillers Company Ltd) which later became known as United Distillers/Diageo. This started a period of relative constancy for the distillery, only disrupted by a period of modernisation in 1962 and again in 1975. In 1962, the old pot stills which were coal fired were replaced and new steam heated ones were put in their place. In 1964, the number of spirit stills and wash stills were doubled and these four pot stills were then in use until the time the distillery was mothballed.
The period of constancy was shortlived for the distillery since in 1985 whisky production on this site was mothballed. United Distillers sold the site and its buildings in 1990 to William Grant and Sons, who still use the buildings today as warehouses. Therefore, although distilling is unlikely to ever take place again on the original Convalmore site, it can be said that the distillery has survived in some form to this present day. Also, since the license which permits the selling of Convalmore whisky remains in the hands of Diageo, so it is still possible that the brand could re-emerge at some future time.
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.