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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, Glenfarclas is often labelled as ‘Probably Speyside’s Finest Family Owned Distillery’.  This is perhaps the biggest hindrance to the value of Glenfarclas casks as the distillery itself can never be legally revealed on the label.

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.

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse

The process of selling a cask of Glenfarclas whisky through Mark Littler

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your cask of whisky is easy.

  1. Send us details about your cask to [email protected]
  2. We receive offers from our clients
  3. We submit the best offer for your consideration

It really is as simple as that.  No catches, no obligations.  We are here to help you get the best deal.

How to sell your cask of Glenfarclas whisky

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, Glenfarclas is often labelled as ‘Probably Speyside’s Finest Family Owned Distillery’.  This is perhaps the biggest hindrance to the value of Glenfarclas casks as the distillery itself can never be legally revealed on the label.

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.

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse

The process of selling a cask of whisky through Mark Littler

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your cask of whisky is easy.

  1. Send us details about your cask to [email protected]
  2. We receive offers from our clients
  3. We submit the best offer for your consideration

It really is as simple as that.  No catches, no obligations.  We are here to help you get the best deal.

What is my cask of Glenfarclas 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.

Cask Whisky Valuation Form

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.