Sell Your Cask of Glendronach Whisky
Sell Your Cask of Glendronach Whisky with Mark Littler
Glendronach Cask Values & Valuations
Glendronach casks are now very sought after as the distillery has positioned itself at the top of the market along with distilleries such as Macallan and Dalmore. As a result Glendronach casks are very much sought after by buyers from Asia. Consequently prices for Glendronach casks have escalated to the point where ‘ordinary’ drinkers are no longer able to afford even the most basic of malts from Glendronach (their 8 year old offering is seldom found for less than £40-50 at present).
We specialise in the brokerage of Glendronach casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.
The most desirable Glendronach casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Glendronach) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.
QUICK GLENDRONACH CASK VALUATION
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Independent Whisky Cask Valuations
Sell Your Cask of Glendronach 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 Glendronach 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 Glendronach 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.
We achieve market-beating prices for Glendronach 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 Glendronach Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.
The process for selling your Glendronach 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 GLENDRONACH CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Glendronach 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.
Glendronach Cask Selling FAQ
Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?
At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Glendronach 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 Glendronach 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 Glendronach Distillery
The Glendronach distillery is one of three Garioch distilleries and was established in 1826 when a group of local farmers formed a partnership under the leadership of James Allerdice. He was a charismatic leader who built up a strong reputation for the brand – in fact Glendronach whisky was already been sold in London shortly after the brand’s foundation, however in 1837 tragedy struck when fire decimated most of the distillery. More problems occurred a few years later in 1842 when James Allerdice went bankrupt.
Nevertheless, his efforts in promoting the brand put the Glendronach whisky in a strong position and Walter Scott saw its potential, coming forward to take over the distillery in 1852. He rebuilt to the condition that the Glendronach distillery is in today.
In 1920, Captain Charles Grant took over the brand. He was William Grant of Glenfiddich’s youngest son, and the distillery stayed in his family for four decades at which point it was sold on to Wm Teacher and Sons. It was at this point in 1967 that another pair of stills was added.
In 1976, the Glendronach distillery was taken over by Allied Distillers when they bought the Teacher’s estate. Two 12-year-old expressions were released in 1991, one of which was aged in an ex sherry cask and one of which was aged in ex-Bourbon casks. This was an innovation at that time, however no serious backing was forthcoming for the brand and this led to the distillery being mothballed for a few years between 1996 – 2002.
The Dalmore Distillery was taken over by Pernod Ricard who then solid on to the The BenRiach Distilling Company in 2008. Since that time, a brand-new visitor centre has been created and the public are now welcomed to take part in tastings and tours. There has also been a brand new single malt range released. Lovers of sherried malts all around the world are starting to appreciate the Glendronach brand and a considerable following has been built up in Taiwan.
The water used by the distillery comes from the Dronac burn which is located within the grounds of the distillery. It is one of only a handful of Scottish distilleries to have floor maltings of its own and it has 2 wash stills and 2 spirit stills. The building itself is protected, being recognised as a catgeory B listed building.
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.