Sell Your Cask of Glenfarclas Whisky
Sell Your Cask of Glenfarclas Whisky with Mark Littler
Glenfarclas Cask Values & Valuations
Casks of Glenfarclas are very sought after and many are owned by private individuals. The reasons for the popularity of Glenfarclas is helped by the extremely high quality of cooperage and cask management meaning casks of Glenfarclas can reach very ripe old ages without detriment.
However, unlike most distilleries which allow the use of the distillery name on a private bottling (if used in a geographically factual manner i.e XXXX Distillery), it is not normally possible to bottle a cask of Glenfarclas without the express permission of the distillery.
We specialise in the brokerage of Glenfarclas casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.
The most desirable Glenfarclas casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Glenfarclas ) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.
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Independent Whisky Cask Valuations
Sell Your Cask of Glenfarckas 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 Glenfarclas 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 Glenfarclas 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 Glenfarclas Cask for the Best Price
We achieve market-beating prices for Glenfarclas 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 Glenfarclas Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.
The process for selling your Glenfarclas 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 GLENFARCLAS CASK VALUATION
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Glenfarclas Cask Selling FAQ
Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?
At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Glenfarclas 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 Glenfarclas 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 Glenfarclas Distillery
With a name which means Valley Of Green Grass, the Glenfarclas Distillery had its own farm which ran from the end of the 18th century until the late 1980s. As happened with most older distillery sites, the farm’s buildings were no doubt used as an illicit distillation site before the Excise Act of 1823 was passed.
It was 13 years later that Robert Hay,the farm’s original owner finally took out a licence to produce his own whisky. When he died in 1965, it was John Grant, his neighbour, who purchased the distillery for the princely sum of £512 and ever since then it has stayed in the hands of the Grant family.
Thanks to this continuity of ownership, Glenfarclas has been able to reflect a traditional whisky production method, however this has not prevented its great success. The current owner is the sixth generation of the family to be in the whisky production industry, and to date the company has survived through 22 recessions through a policy of only making what they can afford to produce and never borrowing money to produce it.
Almost uniquely in the Scotch whisky industry, when the 1980s was causing major financial headaches for other distilleries, the Glenfarclas distillery’s production levels were actually increased and this meant that there was plenty of stock to sell when the inevitable upturn finally came to the market.
Glenfarclas has also maintained a careful balance between retaining sufficient production for their own single malt bottlings and producing enough to supply demand from third party blenders. The result is that the Glenfarclas distillery has a larger volume of aged stock than many of its rivals. Since it also prevents other independent bottlers from using their name, the distillery has maintained a very strong brand identity.
Although the distillery tried steam production methods during the 1980s, this was found to be inadequate, and therefore direct fire was retained for reasons of quality. Today, the distillery sources the wood for its casks from Miguel Martin, a Jerez cooper, and claims to have been pioneers in cask strength bottling having launched the 105 in 1968.
The Glenfarclas Distillery was also one of the early operators to open its doors to the public, having first admitted tourists in 1973. Today, it still welcomes visitors while also selling over 700,000 bottles every day to buyers from all around the globe.
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.