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Sell Your Cask of Laphroaig Whisky

Sell your Cask of Laphroaig Whisky with Mark Littler

Laphroaig Cask Values & Valuations 

Laphroaig casks are quite numerous and many have been sold to the public over the years.  It is another cult Islay distillery so prices and demand remain high, especially for older casks (over 18 years old).

It is not uncommon for casks of Laphroaig to have a caveat associated with the resale whereby the distillery cannot be mentioned by name.  Casks with a caveat do not command the same price as casks that can be called Laphroaig, but there are workarounds.  If a caveat is in place the spirit is often labelled “Williamson” after Bessie Williamson, the manager and ex-owner of the Laphroaig distillery (who was the first woman to manage a Scotch whisky distillery).

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

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

Laphroaig casks are quite numerous and many have been sold to the public over the years.  It is another cult Islay distillery so prices and demand remain high, especially for older casks (over 18 years old).

It is not uncommon for casks of Laphroaig to have a caveat associated with the resale whereby the distillery cannot be mentioned by name.  Casks with a caveat do not command the same price as casks that can be called Laphroaig, but there are workarounds.  If a caveat is in place the spirit is often labelled “Williamson” after Bessie Williamson, the manager and ex-owner of the Laphroaig distillery (who was the first woman to manage a Scotch whisky distillery).

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

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

This Islay whisky distillery takes its name from the land which lies at the head of Loch Laphroaig on the island’s southern coast. Although the meaning of the name is unknown, it has been suggested that it could be derived from Gaelic and Norse words which mean the hollow of Broadbay. Today, the brand and the Laphroaig distillery itself are operated and owned by Beam Suntory, which is an American subsidiary of Japanese company Suntory Holdings.

The Laphroaig Distillery was first formed in 1814 by Alexander and Donald Johnston. It stayed in the hands of the family until the mid-1950s, when the final family member, Ian Hunter, died childless and left it to Bessie Williamson, one of the managers.

During the 1960s, the Laphroaig distillery was sold on to Long John International, eventually becoming a part of Allied Domecq. In turn, this brand was purchased in 2005 by Fortune Brands and then, in 2011, when this company split up its product lines its spirits arm was formed into Beam Inc. In 2014, Beam Inc was bought out by Suntory Holdings.

In 2015, the Laphroaig Distillery celebrated two centuries of operation, commemorating each of the instrumental figures in the whisky’s history which brought their own unique influences to the brand. To date, Laphroaig is the only brand of whisky which carries the Prince of Wales’ Royal Warranty, and this was awarded to the distillery in person when he visited the distillery in 1993. Prince Charles is identified by the distillery as the Duke of Rothesay, which is his Scottish title. Reportedly, the Prince of Wales’ favourite Scottish whisky is Laphroaig’s 15 year old.

Laphroaig purports itself to be the Scotch whisky with the richest flavoured, and most of its bottlings are aged for 10 years, however its 15-year-old is also popular. There are 27 year old, 30 year old and 40 year old varieties too, however these are rare and therefore are costly. 2015 saw the discontinuation of the 18 year old variant. With its smoky, peaty flavour, Laphroaig is one of the best-known types of single malt.

Still produced today on the island of Islay, Laphroaig Distillery is open to the public for tours and tasting experiences, and fans of this unique flavoured whisky can enjoy learning more about the process of producing this premium spirit.