Sell Your Cask of Springbank Whisky

 

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

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

Sell Your Cask of Springbank Whisky with Mark Littler

Springbank Cask Values & Valuations

Casks of Springbank whisky were made available to the public in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s as a way to finance the distillery in the short term. If you were fortunate enough to buy a cask at this time then you are almost certainly due a windfall.

Fresh fill sherry casks could be bought for under £1,000 in the mid-1990’s from Springbank. Depending of the ABV and remaining litres in the cask, that same cask could be worth over £20,000 in the current market.

Don’t be deterred if you have had a low offer from the distillery; they have so much of their own stock their ‘buy back’ prices are often very low. We can get you a much better price (sometimes over 500% more than the distillery offer!!) for your cask as we have a very wide network of buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.

The most desirable Springbank casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon cask (not as common at Springbank) do not command the same premium as sherry casks sadly.

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

The Process of Selling Your Cask of Springbank 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

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.

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

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

Sell Your Cask of Springbank Whisky with Mark Littler

How to Sell a Cask of Springbank Whisky

Casks of Springbank whisky were made available to the public in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s as a way to finance the distillery in the short term. If you were fortunate enough to buy a cask at this time then you are almost certainly due a windfall.

Fresh fill sherry casks could be bought for under £1,000 in the mid-1990’s from Springbank. Depending of the ABV and remaining litres in the cask, that same cask could be worth over £20,000 in the current market.

Don’t be deterred if you have had a low offer from the distillery; they have so much of their own stock their ‘buy back’ prices are often very low. We can get you a much better price (sometimes over 500% more than the distillery offer!!) for your cask as we have a very wide network of buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.

The most desirable Springbank casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand. Bourbon cask (not as common at Springbank) do not command the same premium as sherry casks sadly.

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

The Process of Selling a Cask of Springbank 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 Springbank 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 Springbank 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 Springbank whisky

Although the Springbank distillery wasn’t officially founded until the 1800s, it has a history that dates back to the 16th century. Campbeltown, Scotland, was known in that era as a centre for illegal whisky production and smuggling, and the Mitchell family, who were later responsible for founding the distillery, arrived in the town as settlers from the lowland areasIn 1927, Archibald Mitchell and, eventually his brother Hugh became partners at the Rieclachan Distillery in Campbeltown and in 1828, they officially founded the Springbank Distillery – Campbeltown’s 14th licensed distillery at that time.

During the 1830s, Archibald’s sons took ownership of the distillery and in 1838, Sprinbank’s profile had become so well recognised that John Walker of Kilmarnock bought no less than 118 gallons. By the turn of the 20th century, the public’s whisky preferences had changed, and so Sprinbank decided to alter their production methods, creating a lighter, less heavily peated whisky, which used coal instead of peat to dry the malt. As the years went by, many of the other distilleries in Campbeltown began to cut corners in order to meet the growing demand for whisky, resulting in their closure, and by the mid-1930s, only Glen Scotia and Springbank were left in operation in the town.

During the 1980s, the whisky industry took another downtown, and many more distilleries shut their doors all over Scotland. However, Springbank  persevered in selling whisky, even though their production was sporadic. Luckily, the slump was shortlived, and in 1989, regular production was underway again, paving the way for Springbank’s single malt’s reputation to take off worldwide during the 1990s. A run of high quality bottlings were released, cementing the reputation of the distillery as a producer of world class whiskies.

In 2008, Springbank decided to take a 6-month break, halting its production so that new warehousing could be constructed. In 2009, however, the whisky-production process began once more, and in 2013, the distillery sold a bottle of 1919 50-year-old whisky to a whisky collector from China for an impressive £50,000.

Today, Springbank is one of just three remaining distilleries still in operation around the Campbeltown area – a far cry from the region’s heyday when more than 30 distilleries were operating in the town. It remains the oldest family owned independent distillery in the whole of Scotland. The majority of its distillate is bottled as single malts, and a small amount is sold to blenders or used in one of the distillery’s own blended labels.