Sell Your Cask of Craigellachie Whisky
Sell Your Cask of Craigellachie Whisky with Mark Littler
Craigellachie Cask Values & Valuations
If you would like to sell a cask of whisky or would like your cask of whisky valued then we are here to help. Not only will we make the process easy and jargon-free, we are confident we will get you the best deal.
Unlike other whisky brokers, we are not connected to any particular distiller or bottler so we are able to get bids from a much wider network.
We specialise in the brokerage of Craigellachie casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.
The most desirable Craigellachie casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Craigellachie) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.
If you would like to know the value of your Craigellachie cask use the form below to get in touch.
QUICK CRAIGELLACHIE CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a quick valuation on a cask you own or are looking to sell? Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free open market valuation of your cask.
Independent Whisky Cask Valuations
Sell Your Cask of Craigellachie 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 Craigellachie 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 Craigellachie 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 Craigellachie Cask for the Best Price
We achieve market-beating prices for Craigellachie 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 Craigellachie Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.
The process for selling your Craigellachie 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 CRAIGELLACHIE CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Craigellachie 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.
Craigellachie Cask Selling FAQ
Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?
At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Craigellachie 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 Craigellachie 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 Craigellachie Distillery
Craigellachie distillery is located in Aberlour in Banffshire and takes its name from the words for Rocky Hill, referring to a cliff which looks over the Spey. It is in the heart of Scotland’s Speyside whisky producing region.
Craigellachie village has long been a key hub in the history of whisky production and in 1863, the various rail lines from Keith in the east, Strathspey in the south west, Dufftown to the south and Lossiemouth to the north all converged in the area to enable rail transport to take place between the key cities of Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow, facilitating the production of whisky products in the region.
It was not until 1890, however, that the Craigellachie distillery was established. Built to have all of the latest conveniences, it was designed expressly to make lighter, fruitier whiskies than older distilleries. In fact, an early descriptor of the Craigellachie distillery even mentions pineapple as one of the most desirable aromas to be captured in its products.
The distillery’s owners were Alexander Edward, the Benrinnes lessee and Sir Peter Mackie, the owner of White Horse. Edward, although just 25 years of age at the time of the distillery’s construction, was also the owner of a local brickworks. He had also built a hotel and several villas in the expanding village. Over time, he would build Benromach, Dallas Dhu and Aultmore.
In 1900, Edward pulled out of the distillery operation so he could focus on his other projects and Craigellachie distillery remained in the sole ownership of White Horse. Craigellachie became the core malt in Mackie’s Old Gaelic and Old Smuggler brands and these were exceptionally successful in both South Africa and Australia.
When DCL merged with White Horse, Craigellachie became part of their brand and then in 1998, DCL merged with IDV and this led to the Monopolies Board forcing the company to sell some of the estate – John Dewar And Sons together with 5 other distilleries. Craigellachie was one of these. Bacardi bought the distillery and owns it to this day.
Throughout its history, only a few official bottlings have ever been released by the Craigellachie distillery. Although most of its products are used in Dewars blending whisky products, in 2014, a 13 year old, a 17 year old, a limited edition 23 year old and a travel retail 19 year old exclusive were released under the Last Great Malts of Scotland Dewar and Sons range.
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.