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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 £80,000 in the current market (updated January 2020).

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.

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

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

QUICK SPRINGBANK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Springbank cask you own or are looking to sell?  Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free open market valuation of your cask.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

What is a Cask of Springbank Worth?

Asking what a cask of Springbank is worth is like asking what a ‘house in London is worth’.  There are a LOT of variables, but if we use a lot of assumptions it is fair to say that a cask of Springbank can be worth anything from £100 per litre of pure alcohol to more than £1,000 a litre of pure alcohol.

After all the variables of age, volume and ABV of whisky remaining, cask type etc are taken into consideration the average value of a cask of Springbank is circa £20,000 to £50,000 for hogsheads and barrels and £50,000 to £100,000 for some old sherry butts and puncheons.

The majority of Springbank casks that were sold to the public were sold between the years 1990 and 2000.  For some reason there are more casks from the 1996 vintage than any other.  Springbank casks pre 1996 command a premium as there are less available on the market.  Casks from the 1996-2000 years are still hugely sought after but buyers tend to be more selective as there are more available to choose from.

How to Sell Your Cask of Springbank for the Best Price

We achieve market beating prices by finding you the perfect end user for your cask.  We work our networks in Europe, the USA, 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 likley 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 Asisa where any form of Springbank is sought after as whisky (especially premium distilleries like Springbank and Macallan) 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 Springbank is now seen as a status symbol the ultra weathly see casks of Springbank as the ultimate status symbol.

Mark-Littler-Whisky-Broker-Square SMALL

If you have a cask of Springbank you would like valued please use the form below or contact Mark Littler direct at: [email protected]

We provide you access to this market and with it can ensure you get the best possible price for your cask of Springbank.  

We work on a commission basis and charge 10% (inlcuding VAT) of the final sale price on the successful completion of the sale.  We handle all of the administration and paperwork too, making the whole process simple and hassle free.

If you have a cask of Springbank you would like valued please use the form below or contact Mark Littler direct at: [email protected]

Sell Your Cask of Springbank With Mark Littler Ltd.

The process for selling your cask with Mark Littler Ltd is straightforward, we can offer help and advice at every stage of the journey.

The Cask Selling Process

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Please send the details of your Springbank cask to [email protected] alternatively please use the form below. 

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

Once we have the relevant details from your cask of Springbank we provide an initial valuation, then work with our network of international buyers to negotiate the best offers for your consideration.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

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.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

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.

Reviews

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.

David C.
16:42 06 Oct 20
Have several casks of high end whisky, I decided to sell one of my investments. An internet search revealed Mark Littler. Only person to respond to my email. Mark sold my first cask in weeks. New exactly what he was talking about and doing . The price was at the very high end of his valuation. He did all the work, I just signed the sales document. as easy as that. Money transferred into my account, and you are talking thousands too. Much appreciated, will now sell another cask as the time is... right.read more
Iona T.
07:14 16 Sep 20
Mark provided us with an excellent service for the sale of a cask of Springbank Whisky. He provides a professional, friendly and responsive service, guiding you every step of the way. My mother was delighted with the result. I recommend his end to end service. Thank-you!
Mike M.
08:18 15 Jul 20
Great experience from the very friendly and knowledgeable Mark who was able to help me buy a cask, and made the process seamless even during the lock down! Five star experience.
Ian B.
15:45 03 Jul 20
Mark recently helped to successfully sell my cask of Macallan single malt whisky.From our initial discussion I was impressed with the depth of his knowledge and his professional approach. Mark guided me through each step of the process, providing reasons and insights to ensure I made the correct decisions. His estimate of the value of the cask was spot on.I would have no hesitation in using his professional services again.
Steve P.
19:37 26 Mar 20
Just over 10 years ago I visited the Bruichladdich distillery and bought a newly filled fresh bourbon barrel. Having allowed it to mature I needed to decide what to do with it. Bruichladdich made an unattractive offer to buy it back.I became aware of Mark Littler, from a Google search. I contacted him based on the many positive reviews. After talking to him and learning of his experience of selling casks I commissioned him to sell my cask.Dealing with Mark has been a pleasure, he has guided... me through the process and I have received over 3 times the offer from Bruichladdich.I have found Mark to be realistic and helpful and I recommend his services.read more
James G.
10:36 26 Mar 20
Mark was excellent from start to finish in dealing with our whiskey cask sale. I highly recommend his services and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again. 5 Star!
Jacky S.
16:56 09 Mar 20
Mark sold two casks of whisky for me. He got a very good price for them and kept me informed through the rather slow process (which he had warned me about). Very pleased with the service.
John P.
00:22 30 Jan 20
I sold my Bruichladdich hogshead cask through Mark and can highly recommend his services. Immediate follow-up and a very clear outlined agreement while Mark managed to get a good price for the cask in a fairly short time period. I’m very pleased and would not hesitate to utilize his services again in the future.
Dave M.
19:54 20 Jan 20
I recently sold a 25 year old cask of Scottish whisky through Mark. The market is not easy to tap into but Mark has good connections and got me an excellent price. He made the process very simple and completed all the necessary paperwork for me. Highly recommended!
Diana M.
16:12 02 Dec 19
I had a cask of 10 year old Bruichladdich to sell. Googled potential buyers. Some traders didn’t bother to reply, even though I had sent full details.Mark was brilliant from the word go ... very professional and kept me well informed of progress. I ended up with over 50% more from him than my next best offer! Payment was very prompt.I would highly recommend Mark. Don’t waste time with the others ... they will just cause exasperation!!Thanks Mark . Pleasure doing business with you !
Brian L.
09:12 26 Sep 19
Mark was very helpful explaining me details about buying and owning a cask of whiskey - I will give him my best recommendations
Next Reviews

QUICK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Springbank cask you own or are looking to sell?  Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free open market valuation of your cask.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

Cask Selling FAQ

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Whisky barrels at Springbank distillery

The History of the Springbank distillery

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, Springbank’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 Springbank 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 was 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.

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

Learn More

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 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 £80,000 in the current market (updated January 2020).

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 casks (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

QUICK SPRINGBANK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Springbank cask you own or are looking to sell?  Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free open market valuation of your cask.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

What is a Cask of Springbank Worth?

Asking what a cask of Springbank is worth is like asking what a ‘house in London is worth’.  There are a LOT of variables, but if we use a lot of assumptions it is fair to say that a cask of Springbank can be worth anything from £100 per litre of pure alcohol to more than £1,000 a litre of pure alcohol.

After all the variables of age, volume and ABV of whisky remaining, cask type etc are taken into consideration the average value of a cask of Springbank is circa £20,000 to £50,000 for hogsheads and barrels and £50,000 to £100,000 for some old sherry butts and puncheons.

The majority of Springbank casks that were sold to the public were sold between the years 1990 and 2000.  For some reason there are more casks from the 1996 vintage than any other.  Springbank casks pre 1996 command a premium as there are less available on the market.  Casks from the 1996-2000 years are still hugely sought after but buyers tend to be more selective as there are more available to choose from.

How to Sell Your Cask of Springbank for the Best Price

We achieve market beating prices by finding you the perfect end user for your cask.  We work our networks in Europe, the USA, 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 likley 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 Asisa where any form of Springbank is sought after as whisky (especially premium distilleries like Springbank and Macallan) 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 Springbank is now seen as a status symbol the ultra weathly see casks of Springbank as the ultimate status symbol.

Mark-Littler-Whisky-Broker-Square SMALL

If you have a cask of Springbank you would like valued please use the form below or contact Mark Littler direct at: [email protected]

We provide you access to this market and with it can ensure you get the best possible price for your cask of Springbank.  

We work on a commission basis and charge 10% (inlcuding VAT) of the final sale price on the successful completion of the sale.  We handle all of the administration and paperwork too, making the whole process simple and hassle free.

If you have a cask of Springbank you would like valued please use the form below or contact Mark Littler direct at: [email protected]

Sell Your Cask of Springbank With Mark Littler Ltd.

The process for selling your cask with Mark Littler Ltd is straightforward, we can offer help and advice at every stage of the journey.

The Cask Selling Process

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Please send the details of your Springbank cask to [email protected] alternatively please use the form below. 

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

Once we have the relevant details from your cask of Springbank we provide an initial valuation, then work with our network of international buyers to negotiate the best offers for your consideration.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

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.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

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.

Reviews

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.

David C.
16:42 06 Oct 20
Have several casks of high end whisky, I decided to sell one of my investments. An internet search revealed Mark Littler. Only person to respond to my email. Mark sold my first cask in weeks. New exactly what he was talking about and doing . The price was at the very high end of his valuation. He did all the work, I just signed the sales document. as easy as that. Money transferred into my account, and you are talking thousands too. Much appreciated, will now sell another cask as the time is... right.read more
Iona T.
07:14 16 Sep 20
Mark provided us with an excellent service for the sale of a cask of Springbank Whisky. He provides a professional, friendly and responsive service, guiding you every step of the way. My mother was delighted with the result. I recommend his end to end service. Thank-you!
Mike M.
08:18 15 Jul 20
Great experience from the very friendly and knowledgeable Mark who was able to help me buy a cask, and made the process seamless even during the lock down! Five star experience.
Ian B.
15:45 03 Jul 20
Mark recently helped to successfully sell my cask of Macallan single malt whisky.From our initial discussion I was impressed with the depth of his knowledge and his professional approach. Mark guided me through each step of the process, providing reasons and insights to ensure I made the correct decisions. His estimate of the value of the cask was spot on.I would have no hesitation in using his professional services again.
Steve P.
19:37 26 Mar 20
Just over 10 years ago I visited the Bruichladdich distillery and bought a newly filled fresh bourbon barrel. Having allowed it to mature I needed to decide what to do with it. Bruichladdich made an unattractive offer to buy it back.I became aware of Mark Littler, from a Google search. I contacted him based on the many positive reviews. After talking to him and learning of his experience of selling casks I commissioned him to sell my cask.Dealing with Mark has been a pleasure, he has guided... me through the process and I have received over 3 times the offer from Bruichladdich.I have found Mark to be realistic and helpful and I recommend his services.read more
James G.
10:36 26 Mar 20
Mark was excellent from start to finish in dealing with our whiskey cask sale. I highly recommend his services and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again. 5 Star!
Jacky S.
16:56 09 Mar 20
Mark sold two casks of whisky for me. He got a very good price for them and kept me informed through the rather slow process (which he had warned me about). Very pleased with the service.
John P.
00:22 30 Jan 20
I sold my Bruichladdich hogshead cask through Mark and can highly recommend his services. Immediate follow-up and a very clear outlined agreement while Mark managed to get a good price for the cask in a fairly short time period. I’m very pleased and would not hesitate to utilize his services again in the future.
Dave M.
19:54 20 Jan 20
I recently sold a 25 year old cask of Scottish whisky through Mark. The market is not easy to tap into but Mark has good connections and got me an excellent price. He made the process very simple and completed all the necessary paperwork for me. Highly recommended!
Diana M.
16:12 02 Dec 19
I had a cask of 10 year old Bruichladdich to sell. Googled potential buyers. Some traders didn’t bother to reply, even though I had sent full details.Mark was brilliant from the word go ... very professional and kept me well informed of progress. I ended up with over 50% more from him than my next best offer! Payment was very prompt.I would highly recommend Mark. Don’t waste time with the others ... they will just cause exasperation!!Thanks Mark . Pleasure doing business with you !
Brian L.
09:12 26 Sep 19
Mark was very helpful explaining me details about buying and owning a cask of whiskey - I will give him my best recommendations
Next Reviews

QUICK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Springbank cask you own or are looking to sell?  Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free open market valuation of your cask.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

Cask Selling FAQ

Asset 4
Invest Whisky Cask (8)
Asset 8
Asset 3
Whisky barrels at Springbank distillery

The History of the Springbank distillery

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.

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

Learn More