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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.

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse

The process of selling a cask of Dalmore whisky through Mark Littler

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

  1. Send us details about your cask to [email protected]
  2. We receive offers from our clients
  3. We submit the best offer for your consideration

It really is as simple as that.  No catches, no obligations.  We are here to help you get the best deal.

How to sell your cask of Dalmore whisky

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.

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse

The process of selling a cask of whisky through Mark Littler

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

  1. Send us details about your cask to [email protected]
  2. We receive offers from our clients
  3. We submit the best offer for your consideration

It really is as simple as that.  No catches, no obligations.  We are here to help you get the best deal.

What is my cask of Dalmore 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.

Cask Whisky Valuation Form

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.