Sell Your Cask of Laphroaig Whisky

 

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

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

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

The Process of Selling Your Cask of Laphroaig 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 entire network of customers and receive 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 Laphroaig casks of whisky.

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

Sell Your Cask of Laphroaig Whisky with Mark Littler

How to Sell a 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 N0.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse

The Process of Selling a Cask of Laphroaig 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 entire network of customers and receive 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 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.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

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.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

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. 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

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 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.