Sell Your Cask of Springbank Whisky
Casks of Springbank whisky were made available to the public from the 1990’s to early 2000’s as a way to raise capital for the distillery when they reopened. If you were fortunate enough to buy a cask from Springbank at the time then your cask could be worth over £100,000.
Fresh fill sherry casks could be bought direct from Springbank for less than £2,000 in the mid-1990’s. Depending on the ABV and remaining litres in the cask, that same cask could be worth £100,000 to over £200,000 in the current market (updated January 2023).
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 for your cask as we have a very wide network of buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.
Springbank Cask Values & Valuations
The most commercial 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 commercial.
We have sold millions of pounds of casks for our customers, consistently achieving the best prices for all types of whisky cask.
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 as well as bespoke advice on how to achieve the best price.
SPRINGBANK CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a valuation on a cask you own? Enter your details below and we will provide you with a free open market valuation of your cask as well as customised advice on how to get the most for your cask of Springbank whisky.
Independent Whisky Cask Valuations
Sell Your Cask of Springbank 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 Springbank 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 Springbank 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 Springbank Cask for the Best Price
We achieve market-beating prices for Springbank 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 and casks. As whisky is now seen as a status symbol the ultra-wealthy see casks of whisky as the ultimate status symbol.
Sell Your Springbank Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.
The process for selling your Springbank 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 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, no-obligation, open market valuation of your cask.
Springbank Cask Selling FAQ
Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?
At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Springbank 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 Springbank 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 Springbank Distillery
Springbank distillery is one of the only family-owned distilleries left in Scotland – it has been under the continual ownership of the Mitchell family and its descendants since 1837. The distillery was founded by William Reid, who was married into the Mitchell family.
Reid acquired a licence to distill in 1828, however, illicit distillation was happening at Kintyre for years prior to this. The legitimacy of the trade was not what Reid thought it would be, and so he sold Springbank to his brothers-in-law, William and John Mitchell. William Mitchell left Springbank in 1872 to join his other brothers in another venture. John’s son, Alexander, took his place. J&A Mitchell still appears on the label today.
Campbeltown was an extremely prosperous whisky town with some 35 distilleries operational in the 19th century. However, this prosperity was not to last. In the 1920s the distilling trade suffered a catastrophic crash forcing numerous distilleries across Scotland to close. By the 1960sm, Springbak and Glen Scotia were the only active distilleries in Campbeltown.
The distillery was mothballed between 1979 and 1987, and upon reopening it was decided that Springbank would no longer sell to blenders, but make only single malts. In 1992 maltings were reopened and Springbank had to curate a careful balancing act in order to manage their limited aged stocks whilst the new spirit aged. Today, Springbank is considered a cult whisky coming from one of the only active distilleries left in the whisky capital of Scotland.
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.