Sell Your Cask of Macallan Whisky

 

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

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

Sell Your Cask of Macallan Whisky with Mark Littler

Macallan Cask Values & 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 N0.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne N0.1 Warehouse

The Process of Selling Your Cask of Macallan 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.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We then manage all the paperwork and guide you through the transfer process.

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

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

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

The Process of Selling a Cask of Macallan 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 Macallan 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 Macallan 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 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.