Sell Your Cask of Knockdhu Whisky
Sell Your Cask of Knockdhu Whisky with Mark Littler
Knockdhu Cask Values & Valuations
Knockdhu casks are quite plentiful in nature and they are also very highly sought after. Fewer and fewer casks of Knockdhu have appeared on the market in recent years and as a result prices have continued to rise. Any casks of Knockdhu prior to 1990 will be very highly sought after although the alcoholic strength (ABV) and litres of alcohol remaining in the cask are likely to be quite low owing to the Angels! An ABV in the mid 40’s for a cask of this age will be considered very healthy and very sought after.
We specialise in the brokerage of Knockdhu casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.
The most desirable Knockdhu casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Knockdhu) 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 Knockdhu 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 Knockdhu 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 Knockdhu 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 Knockdhu Cask for the Best Price
We achieve market-beating prices for Knockdhu 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 Knockdhu Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.
The process for selling your Knockdhu 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 KNOCKDHU CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Knockdhu 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.
Knockdhu Cask Selling FAQ
Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?
At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Knockdhu 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 Knockdhu 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 Knockdhu Distillery
Located in Knock, Banffshire, the Knockdhu distillery is currently owned by the Inver House Distillers Ltd. Compared to many other distilleries in the area, this brand has a relatively recent history having only been founded in 1893.
John Morrison, its first owner, purchased the land from the Duke of Fife in order to develop whisky for Haigs following the discovery of a number of springs on Knock Hill’s southern slopes. Another reason for Morrison choosing this site was because it was located close to Knock Station, which was on the Great North of Scotland Railway’s Banff branch line which ran between Elgin and Aberdeen. Furthermore, the location was also just a few miles away from an area that had a huge peat source and was well known for its barley.
The Knockdhu distillery buildings were constructed from local grey granite and it originally featured two pot stills which were steam heated and which could produce as much as 2500 gallons per week. This was the Distillers Company Limited’s first malt distillery and production began in 1894.
Although operation ran continuously until 1931, it was then forced to shut its doors for a handful of years because of economic depression. Then barley restrictions due to the Second World War led to another period of closure between 1940 and 1945. Following the war, the old steam-powered engine was retired from use in 1947 and the distillery became connected to the national grid.
1983 saw the closure of the Knockdhu distillery and in 1988 it was sold on to Inver House. Production began once more the following year and there are a number of bottling ages now in circulation, with the most popular being the 12-year-old expression. An annual vintage is also bottled at around 14-15 years old and there is also a 16-year-old expression which is solely matured in ex-bourbon casks as well as a 30-year-old expression
The distillery’s single malt was once named Knockdhu after the distillery itself, however it took the name anCnoc in 1994 so that it would not be confused with Knockando. This name comes from Gaelic and means The Hill.
In more recent times, the Inver House brand created a wetland area which is just outside the distillery. Here, the spent lees is treated.
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.