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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 avereage 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.

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

The process of selling a cask of Highland Park 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 Highland Park whisky

Highland Park casks are very sought after despite there being a higher than avereage 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.

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 Highland Park 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 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 completely 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.