Sell Your Cask of Knockdhu Whisky

Mark Littler LTD specialises in the valuation, sale and brokerage of Knockdhu casks of whisky.

We consistently achieve prices well over those offered by other brokers and distilleries.

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.

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse

The Process of Selling Your Cask of Knockdhu Whisky with Mark Littler

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

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Send details about your cask to [email protected] or use the form below

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We work our network of international customers and collate their best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

We submit the best offer for your consideration, without obligation, and issue you with a contract if you wish to proceed.

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We then manage all the paperwork and guide you through the transfer process.

Mark Littler LTD specialises in the valuation, sale and brokerage of Knockdhu casks of whisky.

We consistently achieve prices well over those offered by other brokers and distilleries.

Sell Your Cask of Knockdhu Whisky with Mark Littler

How to Sell a Cask of Knockdhu Whisky

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.

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse

The Process of Selling a Cask of Knockdhu Whisky with Mark Littler

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

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send details about your cask to [email protected] or use the form below

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We work our network of international customers and collate their best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

We submit the best offer for your consideration, without obligation, and issue you with a contract if you wish to proceed.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We then manage all the paperwork and guide you through the transfer process.

What is my cask of Knockdhu 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.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

What is my cask of Knockdhu 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.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form
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Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Macallan

“From my initial contact with Mark the whole experience of selling my cask of 1989 Macallan Whisky has been a breeze. Mark was very helpful, exceedingly dedicated and totally professional at all times.

It was an excellent service provided at a very reasonable cost. Mark obtained a fantastic six-figure sum for my cask which I am completely over the moon with.

I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.”

Tim Johnson 

“Mark sold a cask of whisky which I had inherited and did not know what to do with. The offer I got through Mark was much higher than the distillery had offered me and the whole process was simple and best of all, profitable!

He explained all of the steps I needed to take in a straightforward manner and no question was too small for him to answer. Well recommended.”

James Harwood

Ben Nevis
Macallan

“Mark sold a barrel of Springbank for me – he is very attentive, always responds quickly, and kept me informed throughout the process, and achieved a very pleasing sale price. S

Selling a barrel is quite slow and administratively fiddly, so having someone like Mark who knows the process is useful, not just to find a willing buyer but to nurse the transaction along as well.”

Neil Holden

“I approached Mark with some trepidation about the sale of a cask of whisky having no idea how to sell it. Mark is eminently knowledgeable about the resale process and before long had secured a very good offer.

I was very impressed with the way Mark communicated during the process, he kept me up to date with regular calls and dealt with all the legal aspects of the sale.

Well worth a five star rating and I would not hesitate to use Mark’s services again.”

Christopher Hine

Springbank 1992

Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Macallan

“From my initial contact with Mark the whole experience of selling my cask of 1989 Macallan Whisky has been a breeze. Mark was very helpful, exceedingly dedicated and totally professional at all times.

It was an excellent service provided at a very reasonable cost. Mark obtained a fantastic six-figure sum for my cask which I am completely over the moon with.

I would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.”

Tim Johnson

Ben Nevis

“Mark sold a cask of whisky which I had inherited and did not know what to do with. The offer I got through Mark was much higher than the distillery had offered me and the whole process was simple and best of all, profitable!

He explained all of the steps I needed to take in a straightforward manner and no question was too small for him to answer. Well recommended.”

James Harwood

Macallan

“Mark sold a barrel of Springbank for me – he is very attentive, always responds quickly, and kept me informed throughout the process, and achieved a very pleasing sale price.

Selling a barrel is quite slow and administratively fiddly, so having someone like Mark who knows the process is useful, not just to find a willing buyer but to nurse the transaction along as well.”

Neil Holden

Springbank 1992

“I approached Mark with some trepidation about the sale of a cask of whisky having no idea how to sell it. Mark is eminently knowledgeable about the resale process and before long had secured a very good offer.

I was very impressed with the way Mark communicated during the process, he kept me up to date with regular calls and dealt with all the legal aspects of the sale.

Well worth a five star rating and I would not hesitate to use Mark’s services again.”

Christopher Hine

Cask Selling FAQ

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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 which 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.