Sell Your Cask of Glenesk Whisky

 

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

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

Sell Your Cask of Glenesk Whisky with Mark Littler

Glenesk Cask Values & Valuations

Glenesk casks are very seldom seen on the market. Private owners of Glenesk casks are even scarcer as most are retained by various distilleries. This means that whenever a privately owned cask of Glenesk appears on the market there is mild hysteria.

Another one of the ‘silent’ distilleries, it can be said for certain that no Glenesk spirit will be made again as the site of the distillery is now a housing estate. Given the distillery closed in 1985 any remaining casks must be at least 33 years old so checking the health of your Glenesk cask on a regular basis (by looking at regauge figures) is essential.

We specialise in the brokerage of Glenesk casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.

The most desirable Glenesk casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Glenesk) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.

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

The Process of Selling Your Cask of Glenesk 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 entire network of customers and receive 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.

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

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

Sell Your Cask of Glenesk Whisky with Mark Littler

How to Sell a Cask of Glenesk Whisky

Glenesk casks are very seldom seen on the market. Private owners of Glenesk casks are even scarcer as most are retained by various distilleries. This means that whenever a privately owned cask of Glenesk appears on the market there is mild hysteria.

Another one of the ‘silent’ distilleries, it can be said for certain that no Glenesk spirit will be made again as the site of the distillery is now a housing estate. Given the distillery closed in 1985 any remaining casks must be at least 33 years old so checking the health of your Glenesk cask on a regular basis (by looking at regauge figures) is essential.

We specialise in the brokerage of Glenesk casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.

The most desirable Glenesk casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Glenesk) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.

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

The Process of Selling a Cask of Glenesk 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 entire network of customers and receive 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 Glenesk 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 Glenesk 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. 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

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 Glenesk Distillery

Perhaps the most interesting thing about the Glenesk Distillery history is that it has had a huge number of names in its past. With a history that spans over 100 years, this distillery was established on a former flax mill’s site, and in 1897 is began its producing life under the name “Highland Esk”. Owned by James Isles, a spirit and wine merchant from Dundee, it was soon handed over to Septimus Parsonage, his business partner, due to a downturn in the market, and he only kept the distillery for 2 years before selling it on to J F Caille Heddle when it was renamed North Esk.

Throughout the First World War, the Glenesk Distillery stills remained silent, and then it was damaged by a fire so upon its reopening in 1919 at the end of the war it was only a maltings rather than a distillery. It was not until 1938 that whisky began to be produced again. It was at this time that it became part of the Associated Scottish Distilleries portfolio and they transformed it immediately into a grain distillery, naturally changing the name one more time to Montrose.

During World War II production temporarily ceased, and it did not start up again until 1953 when ASD withdrew from Scotch and the distillery joined the DCL portfolio. DCL ran Glenesk as a grain distillery intermittently for a decade, and then when other grain distilleries began to expand due to an increased demand for malt whisky during the 1960s, it was then changed back to a malt plant during 1964. As you may imagine, another name change was then on the cards, and the distillery became known as Hillside.

After four years, a large drums maltings was constructed next to the original building which underwent further expansion in 1973. For no apparent reason another name change occurred in 1980. This time it became known as Glenesk and this name lasted for five more years before the distillery finally closed its doors in 1985, before the site was eventually demolished and housing was built on it. Despite this, however, its maltings have continued and have even been expanded, now forming part of the Greencore Group.