Sell Your Cask of Littlemill Whisky

 

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

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

Sell Your Cask of Littlemill Whisky with Mark Littler

Littlemill Cask Values & Valuations

Littlemill casks are arguably the most common of all the silent or closed distilleries. However, casks of ANY silent or closed distillery command a significant premium and this is the case for Littlemill.

Littlemill also was a Lowland distillery, of which there were very few (most were grain distilleries). This boosts the price of Littlemill casks even further, so if you have a cask of Littlemill you are due a significant windfall.

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

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

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

Sell Your Cask of Littlemill Whisky with Mark Littler

How to Sell a Cask of Littlemill Whisky

Littlemill casks are arguably the most common of all the silent or closed distilleries. However, casks of ANY silent or closed distillery command a significant premium and this is the case for Littlemill.

Littlemill also was a Lowland distillery, of which there were very few (most were grain distilleries). This boosts the price of Littlemill casks even further, so if you have a cask of Littlemill you are due a significant windfall.

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

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

The Littlemill Distillery was located on the border between the Highlands and the Lowlands, and its whisky products were classified generally as Lowlands whisky. Although the origins of this distillery are uncertain, it was certainly mentioned in the purchase documents relating to the Auchentorlie Estate which was sold during the 1750s. Houses had been constructed during 1772 for the purpose of housing the customs and excise officers, and this is also the year that the Littlemill Distillery has claimed to have been founded, which, if this is genuinely the case, makes it Scotland’s oldest distillery.

In 1817, its ownership fell into the hands of Matthew Clark & Co, but after the passing of the 1823 Customs & Excise Act which allowed whisky to be distilled at a lower licence cost, its license passed into the name of Jane Macgregor until the year 1840 when the ownership went to one Hector Henderson, who was the founder of the Caol Ila distillery and a shareholder in the Campbeltown Distillery. In 1875, the owner at the time, Hay, expanded and rebuilt the distillery.

In 1929, the Littlemill distillery closed its doors for a few years, and it was not until 1931 that it was opened once more by Duncan Thomas. He brought new techniques to the distillery, using a Saladin box with a single kiln and two ventilation towers for malting, aluminium coated copper pot stills and rectifying columns rather than swan necks. He also switched production to a double distillation technique from a triple one.

Barton Distilling took over the distillery’s operations in 1971, and in 1982 they were bought out by Amalgamated Distilled Products. When this company became part of the Argyll Group two years later the distillery shut down, and although it was briefly reopened again in 1989, it only lasted until 1994. The distillery was finally dismantled in 1997 and its remains were destroyed by fire in 2004. The former site is now occupied by a housing estate.

During its period of operation, the Littlemill Distillery produced 3 types of whisky – one went by the name of Dumbuck and was a heavily peated variety, the second, named Dunglas was full bodied, while the third, Littlemill was a light lowland traditional variety. Both Dunglas and Dumbuck were discontinued at the time of the sale to Barton Distilling in 1971 leaving only the Littlemill whisky being produced until the disbanding of the operation.