Sell Your Cask of Littlemill Whisky
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.
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Independent Whisky Cask Valuations
Sell Your Cask of Littlemill Whisky with Mark Littler
We have sold millions of pounds of casks for our customers, consistently achieving the best price for all types of whisky cask. We help you sell your cask for the best price by going direct to our extensive network of buyers.
We pride ourselves on our open and friendly approach to selling a cask of whisky. No question is too small and we are happy to offer complimentary valuations on your cask and expert advice on how to achieve the best price when selling your cask.
At Mark Littler we are committed to providing the foremost independent whisky brokerage service in the UK.
What affects the value of a cask of Littlemill whisky?
There are a large number of interlinking factors that impact the final valuation of a cask of whisky. It is a combination of all the following features that can make a cask expensive, or worthless:
Bottles & Mementos From Your Cask
After waiting decades for your cask of Littlemill to mature wouldn’t it be nice to keep a bottle or two? That’s what we think too and as long as we know the number of bottles you want to keep (up to 6 is normally fine) we can work that into the negotiations.
We have worked with the award-winning designer Tom Niklin to design an incredible label for our clients bottles. Tom has worked with the likes of Johnnie Walker, Singleton, Bulleit, Haig, Royal Lochnagar, Dalwhinnie, Lagavulin and Talisker.
This means that when you get your memento from your cask it will look like any other premium bottle of whisky you would find in a whisky retailer. We also have personalisation labels so you can use your bottles as special gifts.
We worked with the award-winning designer Tom Niklin to design our bespoke labels for our client’s bottles.
How to Sell Your Littlemill Cask for the Best Price
We achieve market-beating prices for Littlemill casks by finding you the perfect end-user for your cask. We work our networks in Europe, the USA, the Middle East, and Asia to find the person whose requirements perfectly match those of your cask. This means it can take a few weeks for us to get offers for your cask, but as you most likely have waited several decades for the cask to mature we hope you can wait a few more weeks.
The majority of our clients are based in Asia where any form of Single Malt Scotch Whisky is now positioned as one of the most sought-after assets. It is the demand from Asia that has driven record prices for bottles, culminating in the sale of a 1926 bottle of Macallan for £1,500,000 in 2019. As whisky is now seen as a status symbol the ultra-wealthy see casks of whisky as the ultimate status symbol.
Sell Your Littlemill Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.
The process for selling your Littlemill cask with Mark Littler Ltd is straightforward, we can offer help and advice at every stage of the journey.
The Cask Selling Process
Once we have the relevant details from your cask we provide an initial valuation, then work with our network of international buyers to negotiate the best offers for your consideration.
If you decide to proceed with the offer we will make sure you understand the process and issue you with a contract. At this stage we can work with you to draw off a number of bottles for personal use.
We manage all transfer paperwork and guide you through the selling process stage by stage. Once the paperwork has been transferred to the new owners we release the funds to you.
QUICK LITTLEMILL CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Littlemill cask you own or are looking to sell? Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free, no-obligation, open market valuation of your cask.
Littlemill Cask Selling FAQ
Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?
At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Littlemill cask to make a profit for you. We are an independent whisky broker and we are different from other cask selling services in that we help you sell your cask direct to the end-user, which means we can get you the best price for your cask. Many other cask selling services buy your cask and then resell it themselves, which means it is not in their interest to get you the best price. Our fees are a flat 10% so you know exactly what to expect when you sell your cask through us.
Don’t just take our word for it. Mark Littler Ltd was established in 2016 and we have over 300 five-star reviews on Google, Facebook and Yell from our contented customers. We understand that selling a cask is a significant transaction and can offer independent references on demand.
Delivering Profit to Our Customers
Our international network of buyers ensures we can match your cask with the right consumer to get you the best possible price for your whisky cask. Our extensive network of buyers means we consistently deliver offers that are higher than those put forward by distilleries or other brokers. We work on a flat 10% commission rate, no hidden costs, just us ensuring you get the most out of your cask.
Already have an offer on your cask? Our advice is completely free and as part of our drive to increase transparency in the cask industry we would be more than happy for you to get in touch for a no-obligation chat about selling your whisky cask.
Experience Your Cask
As well as ensuring that selling your whisky cask is a straightforward experience, because of our exclusive industry contacts we can offer a series of unique opportunities when you sell your cask with us.
- Keep 1-6 bottles of your cask, at cost
- Have just a portion of your cask bottled
- Get a custom cask head as a memento of your cask
Bottle up to 6 bottles at cost (plus duty, VAT and bottling fees (aprox. £10-£20 per bottle for a bespoke label design), which can be deducted from the final profit from your cask. If you would like to bottle more than 6 bottles we can also arrange part bottling of your cask. If you would like any bottles from your cask please let us know at the start of the process so we can let any potential buyer know.
Independent Littlemill Whisky Cask Valuations
In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.
All of our valuations are without obligation. You can also call the Mark Littler direct on 01260 218718
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.
Distillery Specific Pages
We can help sell casks from all distilleries, find out more about selling your specific cask of whisky on our specialised distillery pages.