Sell Your Cask of Talisker Whisky
Sell Your Cask of Talisker Whisky with Mark Littler
Talisker Cask Values & Valuations
We have two objectives when we help you sell your cask
- Achieve the highest possible price for your cask
- Make the whole process as simple and easy as possible
Unlike other whisky brokers, we actively source the highest offer for your cask from our extensive network of buyers all over the world. By looking for offers from such diverse places as Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Texas, London and Dubai we are able to deliver you a much higher price for your cask than anyone else.
For instance, in early 2017 we sold three 21-year-old casks of Springbank™. The best offer we received was 250% more than our client had been offered from either the distillery or any other brokers they had approached.
QUICK TALISKER CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a quick valuation on a 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.
Independent Whisky Cask Valuations
Sell Your Cask of Talisker 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 Talisker 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 Talisker 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 Talisker Cask for the Best Price
We achieve market-beating prices for Talisker 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 Talisker Cask With Mark Littler Ltd.
The process for selling your Talisker 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 TALISKER CASK VALUATION
Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Talisker 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.
Talisker Cask Selling FAQ
Why choose Mark Littler to Sell Your Whisky Cask?
At Mark Littler Ltd we sell your Talisker 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 Talisker 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 Talisker Distillery
Originally founded by Kenneth and Hugh MacAskill in 1830, the Talisker Distillery was finally constructed at Carbost in 1831 following several false starts at a number of other sites. The brothers were a pair of Clearance landlords who forcibly removed the tenant farmers from their farms and moved them to new settlements at Portnalong and Carbost. Not content with simply replacing the farmers with sheep, the MacAskill’s also saw distilling as a money-making scheme, and they used the cleared tenant farmers as their distillery workforce.
Unfortunately for the brothers, their whisky making venture failed and the bank took control of operations in 1848. For the following 30 years, the Talisker distillery passed through the hands of several owners, all of whom struggled to make a success of such a remote distillery.
However, the fortunes of the Talisker brand underwent a change in 1880 when Alexander Allen and Roderick Kemp took over the distillery and expanded it, constructing a distillery pier rather than relying on floating out the casks to waiting ships.
In 1892, Kemp sold on his share and in 1895, when Allen died, Thomas Mackenzie, his business partner, took control. Talisker merged formally with Dailuaine in 1898 and then in 1916, following Mackenzie’s death, John Walker and Sons, W P Lowrie, DCL and John Dewar took over control of the distillery. To this day, Talisker has stayed in this group since all of the firms eventually merged, morphing into Diageo. The distillery was burned in 1960 and remained silent for two years before being rebuilt. Ten years later, its maltings shut down as the distillery started to obtain its requirements from Glen Ord.
For a long time Talisker has been available in the form of a single malt, mostly as an 8-year-old expression. Its age was upped to 10 years in 1998 when it was a founding member of the Classic Malts Selection, giving the brand greater prominence. In 2004 an 18-year-old expression joined the Talisker range and since 2008 there has been a dramatic expansion when four no age statement whiskies were added to the collection. Today, Talisker is one of the key single malt Diageo brands.
Talisker has been named as the favourite tipple of many well-known figures including, most prominently authors HV Morton and Robert Louis Stephenson. Stephenson even mentions Talisker in one of his poems.
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.