Sell Your Cask of St Magdalene Whisky

 

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

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

Sell Your Cask of St Magdalene Whisky with Mark Littler

St Magdalene Cask Values & Valuations

St Magdalene (also known as Linlithgow) casks are arguably the most sought-after of all the Lowland distilleries. Sadly the distillery closed in 1983 and the buildings are now flats so there is no chance of it re-opening like Rosebank, Brora and Port Ellen.

Although the distillery had a capacity of around 200,000 gallons a year there were no official bottlings released by the distillery. As such casks of St Magdalene (or Linlithgow) are very sought after and command very high prices. As all casks are now 35 years old careful cask management is crucial to ensure your cask does not fall below the 40% ABV figure where the spirit can no longer be called whisky.

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

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

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

The Process of Selling Your Cask of St Magdalene 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

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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.

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We then manage all the paperwork and guide you through the transfer process.

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

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

Sell Your Cask of St Magdalene Whisky with Mark Littler

How to Sell a Cask of St Magdalene Whisky

St Magdalene (also known as Linlithgow) casks are arguably the most sought-after of all the Lowland distilleries. Sadly the distillery closed in 1983 and the buildings are now flats so there is no chance of it re-opening like Rosebank, Brora and Port Ellen.

Although the distillery had a capacity of around 200,000 gallons a year there were no official bottlings released by the distillery. As such casks of St Magdalene (or Linlithgow) are very sought after and command very high prices. As all casks are now 35 years old careful cask management is crucial to ensure your cask does not fall below the 40% ABV figure where the spirit can no longer be called whisky.

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

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

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

The Process of Selling a Cask of St Magdalene 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 St Magdalene 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 St Magdalene 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 the St Magdalene Distillery

St Magdalene distillery produced single malt whisky between 1798 and 1983. Originally, there were 5 distilleries in the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, and while the St Magdalene Distillery was the longest lasting, in the end, even this distillery too has closed its doors.

Constructed in the mid-1700s by Sebastian Henderson, the purpose of St Magdalene distillery was to oppose the Bulzion distillery’s construction which had appeared on the scene a few years before. The land where the distillery was built were the St Magdalene’s Cross convent lands, and had been rented by Henderson from the Countess of Dalhousie.

Provost and distiller Adam Dawson, who was already operating the Bonnytoun Distillery adjacent to the site bought the St Magdalene distillery in 1798 and moved over his operation. His business grew rapidly, and the distillery absorbed the original site at Bonnytoun, spanning 10 acres altogether. In 1834 it moved to the St Magdalene site so it would be closer to the Union Canal. Before the existence of the distillery, the site on which it was built was variously a hospital, convent and a leper colony, and its name came from the name of the lazar house which stood on the site at one time in its past.

Dawson’s family owned the distillery until the early part of the 20th century, and by 1856 the St Magdalene site was able to produce 4000 gallons of whisky every week, employing 30 people. However, in 1912 after the market declined amid intense competition in the industry, the company went into liquidation following the untimely death of John Kellie Dawon who was only 43 and passed away from meningitis. This led to the business being bought by DCL and then licensed out to William Greer & Co.

In 1914 the St Magdalene distillery became one of the five original distilleries that comprised the Scottish Malt Distillers and its buildings went through a renovation in 1927. Through the 20th century, DCL continued operating the distillery until 1983 when St Magdalene permanently closed its doors along with another 8 of its operations. During the early 1990s, the distillery was then renovated into flats however its kiln and malting barn remain registered as listed C Grade buildings and therefore are still standing.