Sell Your Cask of Craigellachie Whisky

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

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

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.

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

The Process of Selling Your Cask of Craigellachie 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 international network of customers and collate 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.

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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 Craigellachie casks of whisky.

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

Sell Your Cask of Craigellachie Whisky with Mark Littler

How to Sell a Cask of Craigellachie Whisky

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.

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

The Process of Selling a Cask of Craigellachie 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 international network of customers and collate 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 Craigellachie 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 Craigellachie 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.

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 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.