Sell Your Cask of Highland Park Whisky
Sell Your Cask of Highland Park Whisky with Mark Littler
Highland Park Cask Values & Valuations
Highland Park casks are very sought after despite there being a higher than average number in private ownership. Typically the more widely casks have been made available the lower the value. However, as Highland Park has positioned itself as a brand so near the top of the whisky ladder demand remains high.
We specialise in the brokerage of Highland Park casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.
The most desirable Highland Park casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Highland Park) 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park 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 Highland Park Cask for the Best Price
We achieve market-beating prices for Highland Park 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 Highland Park Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.
The process for selling your Highland Park 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 HIGHLAND PARK CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Highland Park 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.
Highland Park Cask Selling FAQ
Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?
At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Highland Park 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 a 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 Highland Park 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 the Highland Park Distillery
The Highland Park Distillery has an extremely long history dating back to 1798 when it was founded, supposedly by Magnus Eunson. Interestingly, the distillery’s name does not refer to the Scottish Highlands, but in fact refers to the distillery’s location on an area known as High Park.
The origins of this distillery are fairly obscure, and it is unknown whether Magnus Eunson, a famous priest who became a smuggler, founded the brand or whether a farmer called David Robertson was the brainchild behind the operation. However, whatever the truth, the distillery has enjoyed a fascinating history.
It was not until the end of the 19th century that the only distillery in Kirkwall finally achieved any kind of success. During the 1870s it was under the ownership of William Stuart, the owner of Miltonduff, and then it passed on to James Grant, his business partner, in 1885. Grant had once been The Glenlivet’s manager, and he took over complete control in 1895. Grant was also responsible for the expansion of the distillery on two separate occasions, and he also developed a strong working relationship with R&B (Robertson and Baxter).
In 1927, Highland Distillers took over control of the High Park Distillery and now the brand is part of the Edrington Group. In the 1970s, its first 8-year-old single malt appeared, however during the 1980s its packaging went through a revamp and an 18-year-old and a 12 year old expression were also introduced to the range. Soon the distillery had a strong following, which some say has even reached cult status, and the range has continued to expand.
Today, there is not only a core range but also a number of series themed around Norse gods and Orcadian history which have been released. There are several proprietary bottlings of Highland Park, but its special Cappella bottling can only be purchased at the distillery itself.
Highland Park distillery is one of only a handful that malts some of its barley, blending peat cut locally at Hobbister Moor with heather before using it as a fuel. It also holds the distinction of being the only whisky which ever scored a 100% rating by The Scotsman’s tasting team, earning high praise from Michael Jackson, a whisky reviewer.
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.