Sell Your Cask of Glenesk Whisky
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.
QUICK GLENESK CASK VALUATION
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Independent Whisky Cask Valuations
Sell Your Cask of Glenesk 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 Glenesk 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 Glenesk 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 Glenesk Cask for the Best Price
We achieve market-beating prices for Glenesk 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 Glenesk Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.
The process for selling your Glenesk 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 GLENESK CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Glenesk 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.
Glenesk Cask Selling FAQ
Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?
At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Glenesk 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 Glenesk Whisky Cask Valuations
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All of our valuations are without obligation. You can also call the Mark Littler direct on 01260 218718
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.
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.