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Sell Your Cask of Macallan Whisky

Sell your Cask of Macallan Whisky with Mark Littler

Macallan cask valuations

Macallan began focusing on the production and sale of single malt whisky in the early 1980’s.  Prior to this most of their output had been sold for use in blends, something most people find hard to believe in this day.

Macallan casks are by far the most sought-after single malt whisky casks on the market.  Figures in excess of £100,000 per cask are now common for Macallan, with all of the demand coming from Asia.

In reality, the prices being paid for Macallan casks are way in excess of their value on the UK market.  We specialise in the sale of Macallan casks and have buyers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, China and the Middle East.

Most casks were released to the public from Macallan in the early 1990’s, some for less than £1,000.  Their casks were still expensive compared to others on the market, but their strict use of the very best sherry casks and excellent cask management has proven to be worth the investment in the long term.

The most desirable Macallan casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand and can still sell for £100,000+.  Bourbon casks (not as common at Macallan) do not command the same premium as sherry casks as they are not sought after by the Asian market.

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse

The process of selling a cask of Macallan 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.

Sell your Cask of Macallan Whisky with Mark Littler

How to sell a cask of Macallan whisky

Macallan began focusing on the production and sale of single malt whisky in the early 1980’s.  Prior to this most of their output had been sold for use in blends, something most people find hard to believe in this day.

Macallan casks are by far the most sought-after single malt whisky casks on the market.  Figures in excess of £100,000 per cask are now common for Macallan, with all of the demand coming from Asia.

In reality, the prices being paid for Macallan casks are way in excess of their value on the UK market.  We specialise in the sale of Macallan casks and have buyers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, China and the Middle East.

Most casks were released to the public from Macallan in the early 1990’s, some for less than £1,000.  Their casks were still expensive compared to others on the market, but their strict use of the very best sherry casks and excellent cask management has proven to be worth the investment in the long term.

The most desirable Macallan casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand and can still sell for £100,000+.  Bourbon casks (not as common at Macallan) do not command the same premium as sherry casks as they are not sought after by the Asian market.

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 Macallan worth?

Cask Whisky Valuation Form

The History of Macallan Distillery

Macallan is one of Speyside’s original farm distilleries, producing a well-known high-quality whisky with a name that is synonymous with single malt.

The history of this distillery begins back in 1824, when Alexander Reid obtained a new licence which had been issued following the 1823 Excise Act. James Stuart took over the lease in 1868, rebuilding the plant and then in 1892, he sold the distillery to Roderick Kemp, a giant in the world of Victorian distilling. Kemp had once owned the Talisker distillery, and his ancestors continued to own that brand until it was taken over in 1996 by Highland Distillers.

The Macallan plant has expanded continually over the generations. Once a wooden shed featuring just two stills, in 1954 it was increased to have five stills (three spirit and two wash), and then in 1965 a brand new stillhouse was added, with another seven stills. The expansion process continued during the 1970s, and by 1975, there were 21 stills altogether.

Although Macallan has always been linked to single malt whiskies, it has long been one of the most important malts for blending, and it wasn’t actually until the 1980s that the distillery turned its focus towards single malts, which were relatively new to the market at that time. Willie Phillips, Hugh Mitcalfe, Frank Newlands and Alan Shiach, the distillery’s management team oversaw a marketing campaign to position Mcallan as the “Cognac of Whisky” through an irreverent and bohemian approach to promotion and advertising.

Under the governance of Edrington, Macallan became the very first distillery to make bespoke casks by choosing specific trees from Spain and America, then choosing the nature and length of the drying period, the kind of coopering, the liquid which would be used for the seasoning process and the length which that process would take. This has led to a massive warehouse complex being created on the Macallan estate.

In more recent times, there has been an even greater emphasis placed on the luxury market, and bottlings of 60 and 50-year-old whiskies in Lalique decanters, the brand’s Masters of Photography series and their Fine & Rare vintage range have taken the forefront of Macallan’s offerings. In 2004, the Fine Oak range was launched with its sweeter and lighter profile to draw in a new generation of drinkers.

Most notably in recent years, Macallan has launched their 1824 range in 2013, and commissioned the building of a new distillery in a subterranean facility in 2018. Once it has been fully tested, production will be moved from its existing site to this state of the art structure.

The History of Macallan Distillery

Macallan is one of Speyside’s original farm distilleries, producing a well-known high-quality whisky with a name that is synonymous with single malt.

The history of this distillery begins back in 1824, when Alexander Reid obtained a new licence which had been issued following the 1823 Excise Act. James Stuart took over the lease in 1868, rebuilding the plant and then in 1892, he sold the distillery to Roderick Kemp, a giant in the world of Victorian distilling. Kemp had once owned the Talisker distillery, and his ancestors continued to own that brand until it was taken over in 1996 by Highland Distillers.

The Macallan plant has expanded continually over the generations. Once a wooden shed featuring just two stills, in 1954 it was increased to have five stills (three spirit and two wash), and then in 1965 a brand new stillhouse was added, with another seven stills. The expansion process continued during the 1970s, and by 1975, there were 21 stills altogether.

Although Macallan has always been linked to single malt whiskies, it has long been one of the most important malts for blending, and it wasn’t actually until the 1980s that the distillery turned its focus towards single malts, which were relatively new to the market at that time. Willie Phillips, Hugh Mitcalfe, Frank Newlands and Alan Shiach, the distillery’s management team oversaw a marketing campaign to position Mcallan as the “Cognac of Whisky” through an irreverent and bohemian approach to promotion and advertising.

Under the governance of Edrington, Macallan became the very first distillery to make bespoke casks by choosing specific trees from Spain and America, then choosing the nature and length of the drying period, the kind of coopering, the liquid which would be used for the seasoning process and the length which that process would take. This has led to a massive warehouse complex being created on the Macallan estate.

In more recent times, there has been an even greater emphasis placed on the luxury market, and bottlings of 60 and 50-year-old whiskies in Lalique decanters, the brand’s Masters of Photography series and their Fine & Rare vintage range have taken the forefront of Macallan’s offerings. In 2004, the Fine Oak range was launched with its sweeter and lighter profile to draw in a new generation of drinkers.

Most notably in recent years, Macallan has launched their 1824 range in 2013, and commissioned the building of a new distillery in a subterranean facility in 2018. Once it has been fully tested, production will be moved from its existing site to this state of the art structure.