Sell Your Cask of Mortlach Whisky

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

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

Sell Your Cask of Mortlach Whisky with Mark Littler

Mortlach Cask Values & Valuations

Mortlach is Dufftown’s oldest distillery and their whisky has an excellent reputation for longevity in the cask. As a result you can find very old casks of Mortlach that have both the prized high ABV and litres of alcohol. One downside is that very few casks of Mortlach are in private hands.

The lack of private Mortlach casks may be the bane of the industry but will be your blessing. As the supply of Mortlach casks is so low, demand is very high and prices (even for younger spirits) is much higher than other comparable distilleries.

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

The most desirable Mortlach casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Mortlach ) 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 Mortlach 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 network of international customers and collate 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 Mortlach casks of whisky.

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

Sell Your Cask of Mortlach Whisky with Mark Littler

How to Sell a Cask of Mortlach Whisky

Mortlach is Dufftown’s oldest distillery and their whisky has an excellent reputation for longevity in the cask. As a result you can find very old casks of Mortlach that have both the prized high ABV and litres of alcohol. One downside is that very few casks of Mortlach are in private hands.

The lack of private Mortlach casks may be the bane of the industry but will be your blessing. As the supply of Mortlach casks is so low, demand is very high and prices (even for younger spirits) is much higher than other comparable distilleries.

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

The most desirable Mortlach casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Mortlach ) 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 Mortlach 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 network of international customers and collate 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 Mortlach 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 Mortlach 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.

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 Mortlach Distillery

Although the name Mortlach comes from the name of a village, in fact by the time the distillery was built it had already been out of use for a number of years since Dufftown had been built in 1817.

The Mortlach Distillery originates from 1823 when it was established by James Findlater hot on the heels of the 1823 Excise Act. The distillery was built, as so many other early distilleries were, on the site of an illicit older distillery. As Dufftown’s first legal distillery, it was, in fact, Dufftown’s only distillery until the foundation of Glenfiddich many years later in 1887. In fact, the founder of Glenfiddich, William Grant, actually worked for the Mortlach Distillery for two decades before establishing his own premises.

During its early days, the distillery produced around 50 gallons each week, which were usually sold direct from the still in either nine or ten-gallon casks to local gentry. At the time, it was difficult to transport the whisky since there was a limited road infrastructure. Between 1823 and 1853, the Mortlach distillery changed hands several times, and even became a brewery briefly.

For a while, the distillery was even in the hands of the Glen Grant brothers who gutted the buildings to use the equipment in their Rothes distillery. However, their ownership was short-lived and George Cowie, an engineer, joined John Gordon in 1853 as the distillery’s co-owner. It was under his ownership that the distillery would go from strength to strength and whisky production would be recommenced, leading to Mortlach becoming one of the best blending malts.

By the time that Cowie became the distillery’s sole owner in 1867, it was a very successful operation, and just one year later it was supplying spirits overseas to as far afield as Australia, China, India and America. The distillery was taken over in 1896 by Cowie’s son who worked with Charles C Doig, a distillery architect, to expand the premises in 1897. Other improvements were made including the Strathspey Line which linked the railway to Dufftown and electric lighting which was introduced to the distillery in 1898.

The Mortlach distillery was purchased by John Walker & Sons in 1923 and they used a lot of the whisky produced in their own blends. Eventually, it passed into the hands of DCL and from there to Diageo who own the distillery today.