Sell Your Cask of Dufftown Whisky
Sell Your Cask of Dufftown Whisky with Mark Littler
Dufftown 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 Dufftown casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.
The most desirable Dufftown casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Dufftown ) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.
If you would like to know the value of your Dufftown cask use the form below to get in touch.
QUICK DUFFTOWN 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 Dufftown 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 Dufftown 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 Dufftown 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 Dufftown Cask for the Best Price
We achieve market-beating prices for Dufftown 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 Dufftown Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.
The process for selling your Dufftown 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 DUFFTOWN CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Dufftown 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.
Dufftown Cask Selling FAQ
Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?
At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Dufftown 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 Dufftown 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 Dufftown Distillery
The Dufftown distillery distils Scotch whisky and is located in Dufftown in Baffshire. Although not one of the best-known distilleries in Scotland it has a long history (although certainly not the longest of all Scottish distilleries) and is only one of many distilleries to be concentrated in this area of the country.
Originally founded in 1895 the Dufftown distillery was originally called the Dufftown-Glenlivet distillery, and today it is owned by Diageo. There are six stills in operation at the distillery and today it is capable of producing 4 million litres per year. Its three wash stills have a 13,100 litre capacity and it also has 3 spirit stills that have a 15,300 litre capacity. Arthur Bell and Sons Ltd use Duff Town’s Speyside whisky as a key component within its blended bottlings. Duff Town also markets single malt whisky under two names – Dufftown Aged 15 years and Singleton of Dufftown. It is one of 6 active distilleries in the town, the others include Mortlach, Kininvie, Glenfiddich, Glendullan and Balvenie.
Originally beginning its life as a mill, Dufftown only began producing whisky in 1896. Originally owned by Mackenzie & Co, a blending company which already owned Blair Athol, the Dufftown distillery was taken over in 1933 by Arthur Bell and Sons. It became on the that blender’s estate’s key players, and its number of stills were increased to 8 by 1979. At present there are 6.
The Pittyvaich Distillery nearby was also constructed by Bells in 1975 and it was operated as a virtual subsidiary of the original Dufftown operation in order to cater for the increase in demand for its blend at that time. In 1993, Pittyvaich was closed down and in 2002 it was demolished. In 1985, Guinness purchased Bells and after two years, in 1987, Diageo was created.
Until Roseisle was opened, Dufftown held the honour of being the biggest distillery under the Diageo umbrella. It joined Glen Ord and Glendullan in 2006 as part of the Singleton family and its market became predominantly Europe and the UK. Under the Diageo brand, its fermentation stage as been lengthened so the wort runs clear to create a grassy new make as this is what is required by Diageo’s blenders.
The Dufftown distillery is not open to the public and cannot be visited today for tastings or for tours.
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.