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Sell your Cask of Rosebank Whisky with Mark Littler

Rosebank Cask Values & Valuations 

Casks of Rosebank whisky are like hens teeth.  They are also very sought after, and with the recent announcement of the re-opening of the distillery awareness of distillery has increased.  Given how far off production is at Rosebank old casks are very much in demand although as the youngest casks are now 25 years old (it closed in 1993) careful cask management and monitoring are essential.

Even if you are not considering selling your cask of Rosebank we strongly suggest getting a regauge every year to monitor the ABV of the spirit.  This is particularly important as a spirit which is less than 40% ABV cannot legally be called whisky.

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

The most desirable Rosebank casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Rosebank) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.

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

The process of selling a cask of Rosebank 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.

How to sell your cask of Rosebank whisky

Casks of Rosebank whisky are like hens teeth.  They are also very sought after, and with the recent announcement of the re-opening of the distillery awareness of distillery has increased.  Given how far off production is at Rosebank old casks are very much in demand although as the youngest casks are now 25 years old (it closed in 1993) careful cask management and monitoring are essential.

Even if you are not considering selling your cask of Rosebank we strongly suggest getting a regauge every year to monitor the ABV of the spirit.  This is particularly important as a spirit which is less than 40% ABV cannot legally be called whisky.

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

The most desirable Rosebank casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon casks (quite common at Rosebank) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.

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 Rosebank 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.

Cask Whisky Valuation Form

The History of the Rosebank Distillery

Named for the roses which grew on the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal at Camelon where this distillery was located, the Rosebank Distillery has a history which quite possibly dates back to the end of the 18th century.

From existing records, a distillery has been shown to have been in existence in Falkirk in 1798 – an operation which was operated by the Stark brothers. A distillery has been shown to have been opened in 1817 which went by the name of Rosebank by a James Robertson, however it is unknown if both were on the same site, and in any event the Rosebank distillery closed within two years. John Stark opened the Camelon distillery 10 years later and ran its operations until he died in 1836.

It was then run by the Gunn family until 1840 when James Rankine approached them with a view to leasing or buying the Maltings distillery on the canal’s east bank where he then established a brand-new Rosebank distillery. This new incarnation of the distillery grew rapidly, and due to demand it was expanded in 1845 and then rebuilt completely during 1864. In 1861, the Camelon Distillery went out of business due to bankruptcy, and Rankine bought this site too, deciding to demolish it and use its maltings for the Rosebank distillery’s purposes.

In 1914, the Rosebank Distillery Ltd was one of the companies which joined the amalgamation to become the Scottish Malt Distillers. Although Rosebank was popularly considered to be a premier lowland whisky, the distillery was mothballed in 1993 since it required an upgrade that would cost £2 million to make it compliant with the European standards.

In 2002, the contents and buildings of the distillery were bought by British Waterways, with the maltings then being demolished in order to build houses. Although in 2008 plans were begun to use the original Rosebank equipment to open a brand-new Falkirk distillery, unfortunately the original stills and other equipment were stolen and while the new building went ahead, the Rosebank trademark was not released for the new distillery to use.

The Rosebank name was finally acquired by the Ian Macleod Distillers in 2017 and the site was also purchased from Scottish Canals with a plan to re-establish the Rosebank Whisky name through the construction of a new distillery so that production could once more be commenced in the traditional style.