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Sell Your Cask of Lagavulin Whisky

Sell your Cask of Lagavulin Whisky with Mark Littler

Lagavulin Cask Values & Valuations 

Lagavulin casks are very hard to find.  So few have been sold to private buyers that when a privately owned cask does appear on the market competition can be fierce.

The Lagavulin distillery often places quite strict rules regarding the sale of their casks and it may well be the case that even if you do own a cask a Lagavulin it may only be allowed to be called ‘Islay Single Malt’ if re-sold.

As such it might be a good idea to check the original terms and condition relating to your cask of Lagavulin or send a quick email over to the distillery.  Even a cask that cannot be sold as ‘Lagavulin’ will still command a good price so all is not lost.

We specialise in the brokerage of Lagavulin casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.

The most desirable Lagavulin casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Lagavulin) 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 Lagavulin 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 Lagavulin whisky

Lagavulin casks are very hard to find.  So few have been sold to private buyers that when a privately owned cask does appear on the market competition can be fierce.

The Lagavulin distillery often places quite strict rules regarding the sale of their casks and it may well be the case that even if you do own a cask a Lagavulin it may only be allowed to be called ‘Islay Single Malt’ if re-sold.

As such it might be a good idea to check the original terms and condition relating to your cask of Lagavulin or send a quick email over to the distillery.  Even a cask that cannot be sold as ‘Lagavulin’ will still command a good price so all is not lost.

We specialise in the brokerage of Lagavulin casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.

The most desirable Lagavulin casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Lagavulin) 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 Lagavulin 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 Lagavulin Distillery

Lagavulin once had at least 10 illicit whisky stills, and in 1742 they were plying their trade here. There would not be a legal distillery in this area for more than 70 years. The Lagavulin Distillery was finally established on the Kildalton coast of Islay, located between Laphroaig and Ardbeg and close to Dunyvaig Castle. Distilling legally began here in 1816 under John Johnston, and the site was shared with another distillery which was originally purchased by the Johnston family in 1825 before its production became absorbed into that of Lagavulin in 1837.

It was not until 1862 that the Lagavulin distillery finally achieved public notice. When John Logan Mackie, a blender, purchased the distillery. In 1878, his nephew, Peter J Mackie took his first of several trips to the island to learn about distilling. He eventually took over the distillery’s production and became Sir Peter Mackie, a pre-eminent figure in the 19th century Scottish whisky industry. In 1890 he developed the White Horse blend, and he also co-founded the Craigellachie distillery, earning a reputation as an innovator of his time.

Mackie construction a replica of the Laphroaig distillery in 1908 at Lagavulin under the name Malt Mill. This operation ran until 1962, and while it was supposed to be producing whisky of the same character as that produced at Laphroaig, just 2 miles away, this never materialised. Lagavulin’s whisky is characterised by its slow production speed and its pot stills with their unique pear shape. The distillery’s floor maltings closed down in 1974 and these are now the administration offices and the visitor centre for the distillery.

Lagavulin whisky has been mentioned many times in popular culture, including in The Hades Factor by Robert Ludlum in 2000 and in the 2002 movie 28 Days Later. Today, visitors come to visit the distillery which is still functioning on Islay. There are regular tours and tasting experiences as well as warehouse demonstrations and open days so that fans of this peaty malt can experience the pleasure of their favourite dram at first hand.