What Affects The Price Of Sestante Whisky

 

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Mark Littler Ltd specialise in the valuation and sale of bottles of Sestante whisky and can help you get the best price for your bottle.

We have brokered the sale of thousands of bottles of whisky and can use our expert industry knowledge to give you an honest, impartial price for your bottle of Sestante.

If you are looking to sell your whisky we can source no obligation offers from our international network of buyers. We can also advise whether an auction or private sale will be best for you.

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The History Of Sestante

Sestante was established first by Ernesto Mainardi in 1977 in the city of Parma before he setup his independent bottling company known also as Sestante. His love affair with single malt scotch began when started working as a bartender his first tastes were Glenlivet and Laphroaig.

He worked for Co. Import who were the official distributor for Macallan-Glenlivet from Gordon and MacPhail during the 70s. He sold the whisky in just a small bar. Then, sometime in 1975-76 he completed a scooter adventure to Inverness starting in Parma, then travelled onwards to Elgin. During the trip he met Gordon and MacPhail’s George Urquhart, after which point, he started to independently import their bottles directly.

He bottled his first selection of Sestante bottles in 1985, the collection included a 20-year-old Bowmore 1965 and a 14-year-old 1917 Bowmore. Bowmore’s own Ian Morrison reportedly told Mainardi that the 1965 bottle was the best Bowmore he had ever tasted. Rather than just following in the footsteps as Gordon and MacPhail, Sestante bottled whiskies at both 40% and Cask Strength to give their customers a choice.

Although the company did continue the tradition that had been started by Co. Import, they also used to bottle some releases from Macallan-Glenlivet in crystal decanters; working in conjunction with Edinburgh Crystal. Sestante has sold approximately 3,500 crystal decanters with their bottlings.

What To Look For

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The Yellow and Green Label

The Ardbeg Yellow and Green label is arguably their most recognisable with hues varying slightly from batch to batch, but the style and layout of the labels remain the same; a turquoise blue with a yellow tag line bordered in maroon with maroon font. There are some bottles where the areas of yellow and blue colour are in reverse, and on occasion the yellow tag changed to a rose-pink colour.

Sestante Dumpy Cadenhead

Sestante also bottled a dumpy collection from Cadenhead which is presented in a dark brown bottle with a screw top. A 1966 Clynelish bottle of 23-year-old Sestante Cadenhead White label recently sold for £13,100.

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Other Bottles

Many of the Sestante bottles are topped with a cork stopper. Labels  vary tremendously according to the distillery of origin, ranging from traditional plain text information on Gordon & Macphail bottles, to elaborate artistic floral designs on Carato bottles and a selection of tartan labels on black bottles for the Antica Casa Marchesi Spinola. 

You may also see Sestante bottles in a decanter, which he famously designed with Edinburgh Crystal in a selection of shapes and sizes all with cork stoppers or driven cork seals.

The Six Factors That Affect The Price Of Sestante Whisky

There are six factors that will affect the price of your bottle of Sestante. These are the age of the whisky, the bottling date, the vintage, whether it is a single cask edition, the level of the whisky and the condition of the label and box.

Sestante Whisky Value

Age of Whisky

This refers to the number of years the whisky has spent maturing in the cask, not how long it has been in the bottle. The age is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled. As bottles from a specific year are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s can become sought after.

Sestante Whisky Value

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year in which the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of Sestante. 

Sestante Whisky Value

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of Sestante is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Sestante Whisky Value

Level

The level of the whisky has a large impact on the value. It should be into the neck (the narrow part). As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first, which damages the flavour.

Sestante Whisky Value

Single Cask Bottlings

Single cask bottlings are generally more sought after, as by default they are unique. Look out for numbers on your bottle like XXX/250, which would indicate a single cask edition. 

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of  Sestante

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

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your bottle directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your bottle. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

What is the price of your Sestante whisky?

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

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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.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark has been very helpful in helping me sell a bottle of whisky which was given to my father many years ago. He was very professional and was always quick to reply to my questions. Not knowing anything about whisky, Mark was there to offer some good advice and I believe he is very knowledgeable about his work. The sale was done very [quickly], and the money was in my bank account the next day. I would highly recommend his services.”

Kim Hendrickx, via Google

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews
Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google

Have you ever wondered what your bottle of Sestante whisky is worth?

Use this guide to find out more or get in touch using the form below for a free valuation.

The History Of Sestante

Sestante was established first by Ernesto Mainardi in 1977 in the city of Parma before he setup his independent bottling company known also as Sestante. His love affair with single malt scotch began when started working as a bartender his first tastes were Glenlivet and Laphroaig.

He worked for Co. Import who were the official distributor for Macallan-Glenlivet from Gordon and MacPhail during the 70s. He sold the whisky in just a small bar. Then, sometime in 1975-76 he completed a scooter adventure to Inverness starting in Parma, then travelled onwards to Elgin. During the trip he met Gordon and MacPhail’s George Urquhart, after which point, he started to independently import their bottles directly.

He bottled his first selection of Sestante bottles in 1985, the collection included a 20-year-old Bowmore 1965 and a 14-year-old 1917 Bowmore. Bowmore’s own Ian Morrison reportedly told Mainardi that the 1965 bottle was the best Bowmore he had ever tasted. Rather than just following in the footsteps as Gordon and MacPhail, Sestante bottled whiskies at both 40% and Cask Strength to give their customers a choice.

Although the company did continue the tradition that had been started by Co. Import, they also used to bottle some releases from Macallan-Glenlivet in crystal decanters; working in conjunction with Edinburgh Crystal. Sestante has sold approximately 3,500 crystal decanters with their bottlings.

Mark Littler Ltd specialise in the valuation and sale of bottles of whisky and can help you get the best price for your bottle. Contact us for a free valuation using the form below, and read on for more information on your bottle.

Free Valuation Request

Bottle Valuation Form Mini
PLEASE SELECT
Please upload a photo of your bottle standing upright
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

What To Look For

Sell Sestante Whisky

The Yellow and Green Label

The Ardbeg Yellow and Green label is arguably their most recognisable with hues varying slightly from batch to batch, but the style and layout of the labels remain the same; a turquoise blue with a yellow tag line bordered in maroon with maroon font. There are some bottles where the areas of yellow and blue colour are in reverse, and on occasion the yellow tag changed to a rose-pink colour.

Sell Sestante Whisky Online

Sestante Dumpy Cadenhead

Sestante also bottled a dumpy collection from Cadenhead which is presented in a dark brown bottle with a screw top. A 1966 Clynelish bottle of 23-year-old Sestante Cadenhead White label recently sold for £13,100.

Sestante Whisky Online Valuatons

Other Bottles

Many of the Sestante bottles are topped with a cork stopper. Labels  vary tremendously according to the distillery of origin, ranging from traditional plain text information on Gordon & Macphail bottles, to elaborate artistic floral designs on Carato bottles and a selection of tartan labels on black bottles for the Antica Casa Marchesi Spinola. 

You may also see Sestante bottles in a decanter, which he famously designed with Edinburgh Crystal in a selection of shapes and sizes all with cork stoppers or driven cork seals.

The Six Factors That Affect The Price Of Sestante Whisky

There are six factors that will affect the price of your bottle of Sestante. These are the age of the whisky, the bottling date, the vintage, whether it is a single cask edition, the level of the whisky and the condition of the label and box.

Sestante Whisky Value

Age of Whisky

This refers to the number of years the whisky has spent maturing in the cask, not how long it has been in the bottle. The age is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled. As bottles from a specific year are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s can become sought after.

Sestante Whisky Value

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year in which the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of Sestante. 

Sestante Whisky Value

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of Sestante is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Sestante Whisky Value

Level

The level of the whisky has a large impact on the value. It should be into the neck (the narrow part). As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first, which damages the flavour.

Sestante Whisky Value

Single Cask Bottlings

Single cask bottlings are generally more sought after, as by default they are unique. Look out for numbers on your bottle like XXX/250, which would indicate a single cask edition. 

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of  Sestante

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

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your bottle directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your bottle. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

What is the price of your Sestante whisky?

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

Bottle Valuation Form
Images Of Your Bottle (stood upright ideally)
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

Bottle Selling FAQ

Asset 4
Asset 8
Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.
Receive money when selling your cask of whisky

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.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark has been very helpful in helping me sell a bottle of whisky which was given to my father many years ago. He was very professional and was always quick to reply to my questions. Not knowing anything about whisky, Mark was there to offer some good advice and I believe he is very knowledgeable about his work. The sale was done very [quickly], and the money was in my bank account the next day. I would highly recommend his services.”

Kim Hendrickx, via Google

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google