Sell Your Cask of Dalmore Whisky
Sell Your Cask of Dalmore Whisky with Mark Littler
Dalmore Cask Values & Valuations
Dalmore casks are in high demand as the brand has established itself as one of the ‘premier’ distilleries along with Macallan. Bottles of Dalmore have broken many world records at auction, and casks of Dalmore can fetch equally high prices.
That said, there are a more casks of Dalmore on the market than many of the other upper tier distilleries so buyers are a little more selective of what they will pay very large sums for. Clearly the cooperage of Dalmore casks is very good as there have been some very high age statement bottlings in recent years.
We specialise in the brokerage of Dalmore casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.
The most desirable Dalmore casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Dalmore) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.
QUICK DALMORE CASK VALUATION
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Independent Whisky Cask Valuations
Sell Your Cask of Dalmore 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 Dalmore 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 Dalmore 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 Dalmore Cask for the Best Price
We achieve market-beating prices for Dalmore 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 Dalmore Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.
The process for selling your Dalmore 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 DALMORE CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Dalmore 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.
Dalmore Cask Selling FAQ
Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?
At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Dalmore 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 Dalmore 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 Dalmore Distillery
The Dalmore distillery legend begins in the 13th century when Scotland’s King Alexander III was saved by the Mackenzie clan chief, Colin of Kintail from a stag. The king granted the chief the Eilean Donan lands as his reward together with his own motto and permission to use a 12-pointed royal stag as the crest of the clan.
It was not for many more years in 1839 that the Dalmore distillery was established by Alexander Matheson. He had already made his money working as a partner in the Jardine Matheson trading firm that took over operations from the East India Company and which controlled the Chinese opium export trade.
He owned the operation for almost 30 years before passing it on to new owners – members of the Mackenzie clan, Charles and Andrew Mackenzie. It was then that the 12-pointed royal stag crest was introduced to the brand and since that time this emblem has appeared on every Dalmore bottle.
Until 1917 everything continued to run smoothly, however at this time the Royal Navy started to use the firth beside the distillery to produce deep sea mines. This led to an explosion in 1920 from an incident due to a detonated mine, and a fire ensued that prompted a drawn out legal battle between the Royal Navy and Andrew Mackenzie. This wrangle lasted for more than 5 years and even reached the House of Lords.
The Mackenzie family maintained control of the Dalmore until 1960 when Whyte & Mackay, one of the distillery’s primary customers took over control. Dalmore significantly contributed to Whyte and Mackay’s blends with its only single malt for a considerable time being a 12-year-old expression. Whute and Mackay also went through many different owners, however at the moment it is in the ownership of Emerador of the Philippines.
In more recent times the Dalmore distillery has begun to produce a more expansive range. Today, their core range includes a 25, 18, 15 and 12-year-old expression as well as no age specialities such as Cigar Malt and King Alexander III as well as several luxury expressions like the Constellation Range which comprises vintages dating from between 1964 and 1992. All of the top end prices are as high as 5 figures.
All of the Dalmore’s expressions are matured in either aged sherry casks or American bourbon white oak casks each of which give the whisky unique notes.
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.