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WHAT CASKS CAN WE SELL

SELL YOUR CASK OF WHISKY FOR THE BEST PRICE

What Distilleries Can We Sell Casks From

We specialise in the sale of mature casks of whisky and consistently deliver prices significantly above those offered by distilleries. In many cases the offers we get for our clients can be over 100% more than the distillery offered for the same cask, and in some instances we have been able to deliver final prices in excess of 475% over the previous best offer the client received.

What distilleries can we sell casks from?

We can sell casks from every distillery in Scotland. However, not all distillery’s casks have been made available to the public at any one time, as such casks from some distilleries are more common than others.

Here are some of the distilleries from which we frequently sell casks for customers.  Follow the links to learn more about each distilleries casks.

Ardbeg

Very few casks of Ardbeg are in private ownership. As a result the market price is very high, up there with Springbank and Macallan if the profile and age is right.

Ardbeg casks were often sold through the Investors Chronicle and commodity traders, not your most average whisky outlets, but those who were fortunate to take advantage of these offers are being rewarded significantly now.

Arran

Arran made a large number of casks of whisky available to the public to buy just after the distillery opened in 1995. As no spirit could be sold as whisky until it was 3 years old (the minimum maturing time for Scotch whisky) the sale of casks brought in some much-needed initial revenue.

Casks of Arran were also sold by Four Square Supplies.

As well as hogsheads that are relatively common, Arran made a number of puncheons and butts available to the public to buy. These are now very sought after, but the ABV and RLA (regauged litres of alcohol) must be high to get the best price.

Ben Nevis

Beautiful Ben Nevis. We have a real soft spot for Ben Nevis at Mark Littler LTD. It is a wonderful whisky and full of character. It’s not just us who like it either – the market is quickly waking up to the fact that the quality of the spirit produced by Ben Nevis in the 1990s is nothing short of incredible.

Most commonly from the 1995 and 1996 vintage, casks of Ben Nevis are now highly sought after. Sherry casks command a premium as very few were sold so are scarce now.

Bowmore

A good number of Bowmore casks are in private ownership. Many are in storage with Distell and stored at the Deanston distillery. Are you fortunate enough to have a sherry butt of Bowmore? If so then you could expect over £80,000 for your cask as the market in Asia for Bowmore is incredibly strong.

Bruichladdich

Many Bruichladdich casks were made available to the public once it re-opened and these casks are now worth considerably more than when they were first released, often in the £8,000 to £20,000 range depending on the age and cask type.

Port Ellen, Lochindaal and Octomore are all whiskies produced at the Bruichladdich distillery and are all worth more than a standard Bruichladdich cask.

Macallan

Macallan casks are by far the most sought-after single malt whisky casks on the market. Figures in excess of £100,000 per cask are now common for Macallan, with all of the demand coming from Asia.

Many casks of Macallan were sold by Cavendish Wines in the 1990s. Ironically these casks were part of a scam and many people significantly over paid for their casks at the time of purchase. Thankfully for the people who purchased them, Macallan casks are now THE most sought after casks on the market and the price has inflated enough to completely negate the overpayment.

Speyside Distillery

There are large volumes of casks of Speyside in private ownership, mostly from the 1995 and 1996 vintages. These are often kept in storage with Inverhouse. Speyside casks are very commercial and the Asian market is quickly warming to whisky from the Speyside distillery.

Speyside were one of the few distilleries who offered sherry butts and puncheons to customers.  These command a premium over hogsheads and barrels, especially if the whisky is very dark in colour.

Springbank

Springbank make incredible whisky and casks were made widely available through the 1990s via the distillery’s cask ownership programme. Springbank is a highly regarded whisky with drinkers and collectors and as such the market is incredibly good for Springbank casks at the moment, with some now worth over £100,000.

Sherry casks currently command a premium and especially those from fresh fill sherry butts.  With Springbank, the darker the colour of the whisky the better.

Tobermory

Casks of Tobermory were made widely available through Cavendish Wines and the Investors Chronicle in the 1990s. Most are stored with Distell and located at the Deanston distillery. They are very sought after, especially casks of Ledaig, which is the peated single malt produced by the distillery.

Sherry hogsheads and butts currently command a premium so check your paperwork for any indication that your cask is sherry.

What is your cask worth?

Are you looking for a valuation on a cask you own or are considering buying?  Fill in as many details as you can below and we will be happy to provide a free no obligation valuation.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

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.

Read More

SELL YOUR CASK OF WHISKY FOR THE BEST PRICE

What Distilleries Can We Sell Casks From

We specialise in the sale of mature casks of whisky and consistently deliver prices significantly above those offered by distilleries. In many cases the offers we get for our clients can be over 100% more than the distillery offered for the same cask, and in some instances we have been able to deliver final prices in excess of 475% over the previous best offer the client received.

What distilleries can we sell casks from?

We can sell casks from every distillery in Scotland. However, not all distillery’s casks have been made available to the public at any one time, as such casks from some distilleries are more common than others.

Here are some of the distilleries from which we frequently sell casks for customers.  Follow the links to learn more about each distilleries casks.

Ardbeg-Coastline

Ardbeg

Very few casks of Ardbeg are in private ownership. As a result the market price is very high, up there with Springbank and Macallan if the profile and age is right.

Ardbeg casks were often sold through the Investors Chronicle and commodity traders, not your most average whisky outlets, but those who were fortunate to take advantage of these offers are being rewarded significantly now.

The exterior of Arran distillery with picnic tables

Arran

Arran made a large number of casks of whisky available to the public to buy just after the distillery opened in 1995. As no spirit could be sold as whisky until it was 3 years old (the minimum maturing time for Scotch whisky) the sale of casks brought in some much-needed initial revenue.

Casks of Arran were also sold by Four Square Supplies.

As well as hogsheads that are relatively common, Arran made a number of puncheons and butts available to the public to buy. These are now very sought after, but the ABV and RLA (regauged litres of alcohol) must be high to get the best price.

The exterior of Ben Nevis distillery

Ben Nevis

Beautiful Ben Nevis. We have a real soft spot for Ben Nevis at Mark Littler LTD. It is a wonderful whisky and full of character. It’s not just us who like it either – the market is quickly waking up to the fact that the quality of the spirit produced by Ben Nevis in the 1990s is nothing short of incredible.

Most commonly from the 1995 and 1996 vintage, casks of Ben Nevis are now highly sought after. Sherry casks command a premium as very few were sold so are scarce now.

Distillerie_bowmore

Bowmore

A good number of Bowmore casks are in private ownership. Many are in storage with Distell and stored at the Deanston distillery. Are you fortunate enough to have a sherry butt of Bowmore? If so then you could expect over £80,000 for your cask as the market in Asia for Bowmore is incredibly strong.

The Bruichladdich distillery

Bruichladdich

Many Bruichladdich casks were made available to the public once it re-opened and these casks are now worth considerably more than when they were first released, often in the £8,000 to £20,000 range depending on the age and cask type.

Port Ellen, Lochindaal and Octomore are all whiskies produced at the Bruichladdich distillery and are all worth more than a standard Bruichladdich cask.

The exterior of Macallan distillery

Macallan

Macallan casks are by far the most sought-after single malt whisky casks on the market. Figures in excess of £100,000 per cask are now common for Macallan, with all of the demand coming from Asia.

Many casks of Macallan were sold by Cavendish Wines in the 1990s. Ironically these casks were part of a scam and many people significantly over paid for their casks at the time of purchase. Thankfully for the people who purchased them, Macallan casks are now THE most sought after casks on the market and the price has inflated enough to completely negate the overpayment.

Whisky-Cask-Investment-myths

Speyside Distillery

There are large volumes of casks of Speyside in private ownership, mostly from the 1995 and 1996 vintages. These are often kept in storage with Inverhouse. Speyside casks are very commercial and the Asian market is quickly warming to whisky from the Speyside distillery.

Speyside were one of the few distilleries who offered sherry butts and puncheons to customers.  These command a premium over hogsheads and barrels, especially if the whisky is very dark in colour.

What is a cask of whisky worth

Springbank

Springbank make incredible whisky and casks were made widely available through the 1990s via the distillery’s cask ownership programme. Springbank is a highly regarded whisky with drinkers and collectors and as such the market is incredibly good for Springbank casks at the moment, with some now worth over £100,000.

Sherry casks currently command a premium and especially those from fresh fill sherry butts.  With Springbank, the darker the colour of the whisky the better.

The entrance to Tobermory distillery

Tobermory

Casks of Tobermory were made widely available through Cavendish Wines and the Investors Chronicle in the 1990s. Most are stored with Distell and located at the Deanston distillery. They are very sought after, especially casks of Ledaig, which is the peated single malt produced by the distillery.

Sherry hogsheads and butts currently command a premium so check your paperwork for any indication that your cask is sherry.

What is your cask worth?

Are you looking for a valuation on a cask you own or are considering buying?  Fill in as many details as you can below and we will be happy to provide a free no obligation valuation.

Whisky Cask Valuation Form

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.

Read More