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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.

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

The process of selling a cask of Knockdhu 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 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 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 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.

Cask Whisky Valuation Form

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.