Sell Your Cask of Tobermory Whisky

 

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

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

Sell Your Cask of Tobermory Whisky with Mark Littler

Tobermory Cask Values & Valuations

If you would like to sell a cask of whisky or would like your cask of whisky valued then we are here to help. Not only will we make the process easy and jargon-free, we are confident we will get you the best deal.

Unlike other whisky brokers, we are not connected to any particular distiller or bottler so we are able to get bids from a much wider network.

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

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

If you would like to know the value of your Tobermory cask use the form below to get in touch.

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

QUICK TOBERMORY CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Tobermory 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 Tobermory Worth?

Asking what a cask of Tobermory 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 Tobermory can be worth anything from £50 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 Tobermory is circa £7,000  to £15,000 for hogsheads and barrels and £10,000 to £30,000 for some old sherry butts and puncheons.

The majority of Tobermory 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.  Tobermory 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 Tobermory 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 Tobermory is sought after as whisky (especially premium distilleries like 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 whisky is now seen as a status symbol the ultra weathly see casks of Tobermory as the ultimate status symbol.

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If you have a cask of Tobermory 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 Tobermory.  

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 Tobermory you would like valued please use the form below or contact Mark Littler direct at: [email protected]

Sell Your Cask of Tobermory 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 Tobermory 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 Tobermory 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.

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
R S.
12:17 02 Sep 19
Excellent services and communication! We are a group of Nordic guys, completely amateurs in the whisky market, who ended up with a cask 20 years ago when we were still quite young, without any plan about how to handle this. We were lucky to find someone like Mark, who got us a decent price and guided us through the process when we wanted to sell it. Payment and everything went smoothly overseas.
Next Reviews

QUICK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Tobermory 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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The entrance to Tobermory distillery

The History of Tobermory Distillery

The whisky capital of the island of Mull was built by the Stevenson family from Oban, however, the Tobermory distillery has had a much more chequered history than its relative on the mainland, and its owners have been a lot more unusual.

It is believed that Ledaig’s earliest incarnation was in the form of peated malt, but in more recent years, the Tobermory distillery has produced and bottled both unpeated and peated whiskies as both Tobermory and Ledaig. Today, Ledaig is now solely the heavily peated variant to resolve the confusion that this caused and equal amounts of both peated and non-peated whiskies are produced. The time of the fermentation period with this brand is quite short, however, it is actually the Tobermory distillery’s unique shaped stills which characterise the whisky’s style. Both have boil bulbs as well as an S-shaped kink within the lyne arms and this all increases reflux.

The Tobermory distillery was first established in 1798 with the name Ledaig by John Sinclair, however, similar to lots of other small distilleries of its type, it foundered and went silent during the period 1837 to 1878. It went through the hands of a number of owners, and then finally in 1916, it was purchased by DCL. It continued producing whisky until 1930 and then fell silent once more for more than 40 years.

It was not until 1972 that Tobermory was brought back into production. It was one of several old distilleries which were brought back into commission as part of the boom in the whisky industry following the war and was reopened as part of a strange joint venture formed between some “Panamanian interests”, Pedro Domecq, the sherry producer and a shipping company in Liverpool. As might be expected, this unique arrangement lasted for just 3 years, however, during this brief period the distillery’s capacity was increased and its buildings were completely renovated.

Another period of closure was ended when a Yorkshire property company with its base in Cleckheaton purchased the distillery, intending to turn some of its buildings into holiday properties. Its other buildings were brought into use to store cheese. In 1982 it closed yet again, this time for eleven years when Burn Stewart, its current owner and now part of the Distell group, bought it.

Distell announced that the distillery would be undergoing another major refurbishment in January 2017 which would lead to its closure for a period of two years. Nevertheless, its visitor centre would stay open during the period of closure. Today, Tobermory’s single malt bottlings are bottled at an abv of 46.3% and are non-chill filtered.

What is my cask of Tobermory 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 Tobermory casks of whisky.

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

Sell Your Cask of Tobermory Whisky with Mark Littler

Tobermory Cask Values & Valuations

If you would like to sell a cask of whisky or would like your cask of whisky valued then we are here to help. Not only will we make the process easy and jargon-free, we are confident we will get you the best deal.

Unlike other whisky brokers, we are not connected to any particular distiller or bottler so we are able to get bids from a much wider network.

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

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

If you would like to know the value of your Tobermory cask use the form below to get in touch.

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

QUICK TOBERMORY CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Tobermory 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 Tobermory Worth?

Asking what a cask of Tobermory 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 Tobermory can be worth anything from £50 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 Tobermory is circa £7,000  to £15,000 for hogsheads and barrels and £10,000 to £30,000 for some old sherry butts and puncheons.

The majority of Tobermory 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.  Tobermory 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 Tobermory 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 Tobermory is sought after as whisky (especially premium distilleries like Tobermory 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 Tobermory is now seen as a status symbol the ultra weathly see casks of Tobermory as the ultimate status symbol.

Mark-Littler-Whisky-Broker-Square SMALL

If you have a cask of Tobermory 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 Tobermory.  

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 Tobermory you would like valued please use the form below or contact Mark Littler direct at: [email protected]

Sell Your Cask of Tobermory 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 Tobermory 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 Tobermory 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.

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
R S.
12:17 02 Sep 19
Excellent services and communication! We are a group of Nordic guys, completely amateurs in the whisky market, who ended up with a cask 20 years ago when we were still quite young, without any plan about how to handle this. We were lucky to find someone like Mark, who got us a decent price and guided us through the process when we wanted to sell it. Payment and everything went smoothly overseas.
Next Reviews

QUICK CASK VALUATION

Are you looking for a quick valuation on a Tobermory 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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Invest Whisky Cask (8)
Asset 8
Asset 3
The entrance to Tobermory distillery

The History of Tobermory Distillery

The whisky capital of the island of Mull was built by the Stevenson family from Oban, however, the Tobermory distillery has had a much more chequered history than its relative on the mainland, and its owners have been a lot more unusual.

It is believed that Ledaig’s earliest incarnation was in the form of peated malt, but in more recent years, the Tobermory distillery has produced and bottled both unpeated and peated whiskies as both Tobermory and Ledaig. Today, Ledaig is now solely the heavily peated variant to resolve the confusion that this caused and equal amounts of both peated and non-peated whiskies are produced. The time of the fermentation period with this brand is quite short, however, it is actually the Tobermory distillery’s unique shaped stills which characterise the whisky’s style. Both have boil bulbs as well as an S-shaped kink within the lyne arms and this all increases reflux.

The Tobermory distillery was first established in 1798 with the name Ledaig by John Sinclair, however, similar to lots of other small distilleries of its type, it foundered and went silent during the period 1837 to 1878. It went through the hands of a number of owners, and then finally in 1916, it was purchased by DCL. It continued producing whisky until 1930 and then fell silent once more for more than 40 years.

It was not until 1972 that Tobermory was brought back into production. It was one of several old distilleries which were brought back into commission as part of the boom in the whisky industry following the war and was reopened as part of a strange joint venture formed between some “Panamanian interests”, Pedro Domecq, the sherry producer and a shipping company in Liverpool. As might be expected, this unique arrangement lasted for just 3 years, however, during this brief period the distillery’s capacity was increased and its buildings were completely renovated.

Another period of closure was ended when a Yorkshire property company with its base in Cleckheaton purchased the distillery, intending to turn some of its buildings into holiday properties. Its other buildings were brought into use to store cheese. In 1982 it closed yet again, this time for eleven years when Burn Stewart, its current owner and now part of the Distell group, bought it.

Distell announced that the distillery would be undergoing another major refurbishment in January 2017 which would lead to its closure for a period of two years. Nevertheless, its visitor centre would stay open during the period of closure. Today, Tobermory’s single malt bottlings are bottled at an abv of 46.3% and are non-chill filtered.

What is my cask of Tobermory 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