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Sell Your Cask of Talisker Whisky

Sell your Cask of Talisker Whisky with Mark Littler

Talisker Cask Values & Valuations 

Talisker very rarely sold casks to the public and as a result there are very few available on the market.  If you own a cask of Talisker you are therefore in the very fortunate position of holding an ace card.  Prices for casks of Talisker (when they do appear) are very highly contested and prices are very high when compared to other similar distilleries. 

As casks of Talisker are so scarce the age of the cask makes very little difference to the value.  Clearly older casks command a premium, but high prices are still paid for 8 and 10 year old casks.

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

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

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse

The process of selling a cask of Talisker whisky through Mark Littler

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your cask of whisky is easy.

  1. Send us details about your cask to [email protected]
  2. We receive offers from our clients
  3. We submit the best offer for your consideration

It really is as simple as that.  No catches, no obligations.  We are here to help you get the best deal.

How to sell your cask of Talisker whisky

Talisker very rarely sold casks to the public and as a result there are very few available on the market.  If you own a cask of Talisker you are therefore in the very fortunate position of holding an ace card.  Prices for casks of Talisker (when they do appear) are very highly contested and prices are very high when compared to other similar distilleries. 

As casks of Talisker are so scarce the age of the cask makes very little difference to the value.  Clearly older casks command a premium, but high prices are still paid for 8 and 10 year old casks.

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

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

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse

The process of selling a cask of whisky through Mark Littler

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your cask of whisky is easy.

  1. Send us details about your cask to [email protected]
  2. We receive offers from our clients
  3. We submit the best offer for your consideration

It really is as simple as that.  No catches, no obligations.  We are here to help you get the best deal.

What is my cask of Talisker 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.

Cask Whisky Valuation Form

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.