Sell Your Cask of Rosebank Whisky
Sell Your Cask of Rosebank Whisky with Mark Littler
Rosebank Cask Values & Valuations
Casks of Rosebank whisky are rare and sought after, and with the recent announcement of the re-opening of the distillery awareness of distillery has increased. Production at Rosebank is still far off so 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.
QUICK ROSEBANK CASK VALUATION
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Independent Whisky Cask Valuations
Sell Your Cask of Rosebank 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 Rosebank 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 Rosebank 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 Rosebank Cask for the Best Price
We achieve market-beating prices for Rosebank 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 Rosebank Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.
The process for selling your Rosebank 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 ROSEBANK CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Rosebank 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.
Rosebank Cask Selling FAQ
Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?
At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Rosebank 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 Rosebank 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 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.
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.