WHAT CASKS DO WE OFFER

At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality whisky at a fair price.

We’re here to ensure that if you are buying casks of whisky as an investment then you get all of the right information to make the right decisions.

Whisky Cask Investment Advice You Can Trust

Are you looking to buy a cask of whisky but don’t know where to start?  We are specialist brokers with hundreds of five star reviews and a proven track record of helping and educating people to ensure they make the right decision.

Assuming you have read our 52 page cask buying guide (and if you haven’t please consider signing up to receive our cask buying guide as this will provide a comprehensive introduction into all aspects of buying and owning a cask) then you are now thinking about what cask is right for you to buy.

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What casks are available to buy from Mark Littler LTD? 

Broadly speaking there are three types of casks that we offer.

  • Barrels, often starting from around £2,500 for a quality cask of single malt scotch whisky from a well establised distillery.
  • Hogsheads, often starting from around £3,000 for a quality cask of single malt scotch whisky from a well establised distillery.
  • Butts and Puncheons, often starting from around £5,000 for a quality cask of single malt scotch whisky from a well establised distillery.
How Much Is A Cask Of Whisky

What distilleries can you buy a cask from?

We can source casks from most Scottish distilleries. We are a broker, which means we don’t hold our own stock and as such the distilleries we have available change on a regular basis. The best way to find out exactly what we have is to get in touch.

Because we are a broker, we can source casks for you on a bespoke basis, so if you want a specific distillery, region, cask type etc we can probably get one for you. Whether it’s a cask of Ardbeg, Bruichladdich, Caol Ila, Ben Nevis or your looking for an elusive Springbank or Macallan cask please get in touch to find out how we can help.

What Cask Is Right For You?

We offer a bespoke cask buying service sourcing you casks that match your needs and tastes.

Casks should be treated as a long-term investment of 10+ years.  As such we advocate buying younger casks of whisky that are broadly speaking 0-10 years old at the time of purchase.

We can also supply mature casks (10-30+ years old) that are suitable for immediate bottling.

So, what cask is best for you?

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From experience the only way to see a good return on your whisky cask investment is to hold your cask for 10-20 years.

Casks aged between 0 and 5 years old are often very similarily priced as they are all classed as ‘new make’ whisky.  The reason for this owes to the fact that the contents of a new filled cask is not legally whisky until it has matured for 3 years.

In our opinion buying a cask that is aged between 0-10 and holding it for 10-20 years is the best way to see a good financial return.

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There is no safe way to buy a cask for short term invesment (less than 10 years) unless you are inside the industry.  If you want to learn the reasons why you need to read our 52 page magazine which goes into great detail about this – you can sign up here.

Mature casks are perfect candidates for immediate bottling and we can help supply casks aged between 10 and over 30 years old.

Please contact us direct to tell us your needs and we will be happy to help.

What We Do

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Mr Smith comes to us to find three casks, one for each of his three grandchildren.  We find him casks a selection of casks from Bruichladdich, Ben Nevis, Caol Ila, Bowmore, Ardbeg, Springbank, Highland Park and Arran to meet his budget and needs.  His casks are then moved to our exclusive HMRC Bonded Warehouse.

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Mr Smith visits his casks every 2-3 years on his way up to Scotland.  He contacts us every Christmas to have 6 bottles drawn from each of his casks.

We have the bottles applied with bespoke labels and he enjoys how the whisky inside his casks is maturing and developing.

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When his grandchildren reach 21 they decide to sell their casks.  Mark Littler LTD. help them draw a final six bottles from the cask as a keepsake.  The casks are then sold in bond and the three grandchildren each use the proceeds from the sales towards a house deposit.  Best of all their profits are free from Capital Gains Tax.

Advice You Can Trust

Since 2016 our aim has been simple – to provide a trustworthy source of information to help people make sound decisions when they are selling their items. To date we have sold millions of pounds worth of antiques and whisky (both casks and bottles) for our clients. 

We’re now applying this same logic to help people invest in casks of whisky.  Rather than providing sales pitches disguised as educational material, it’s our mission to become the ultimate source of open and honest cask investment guidance.

The information you will find in OUR GUIDE, CASK VIDEOS, BLOG and CALCULATOR is all designed to help you make a balanced decision.  We would rather you knew all the facts and didn’t buy a cask than buy one based on ‘fake news’.

Mark-Littler-Whisky-Broker-Square

At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you buy quality whisky at a fair price.

Whisky Cask Investment Advice You Can Trust

Are you looking to buy a cask of whisky but don’t know where to start?  We are specialist brokers with hundreds of five star reviews and a proven track record of helping and educating people to ensure they make the right decision.

Assuming you have read our 52 page cask buying guide (and if you havn’t please consider signing up to receive our cask buying guide as this will provide a comprehensive introduction into all aspects of buying and owning a cask) then you are now thinking about what cask is right for you to buy.

What casks are available to buy from Mark Littler LTD? 

Broadly speaking there are three types of casks that we offer.

  • Barrels, often starting from around £2,500 for a quality cask of single malt scotch whisk from a well establised distillery.
  • Hogsheads, often starting from around £3,000 for a quality cask of single malt scotch whisk from a well establised distillery.
  • Butts and Puncheons, often starting from around £5,000 for a quality cask of single malt scotch whisk from a well establised distillery.
How Much Is A Cask Of Whisky

What distilleries can you buy a cask from?

We can source casks from most Scottish distilleries. We are a broker, which means we don’t hold our own stock and as such the distilleries we have available change on a regular basis. The best way to find out exactly what we have is to get in touch.

Because we are a broker, we can source casks for you on a bespoke basis, so if you want a specific distillery, region, cask type etc we can probably get one for you. Whether it’s a cask of Ardbeg, Bruichladdich, Caol Ila, Ben Nevis or your looking for an elusive Springbank or Macallan cask please get in touch to find out how we can help.

What Cask Is Right For You?

What you intend to do with your cask determines what casks we will offer as the most suited to your needs. We believe that casks should be treated as a long-term investment of 10 plus years as we believe the potential for casks is much more limited over shorter time frames than these. As such we endorse buying young casks. That being said, we do have mature casks available for immediate or short term bottling.

Let’s explore your options.

A header entitled Long Term Cask Investment

From experience the only way to see a good return on your whisky cask investment is to hold your cask for 10-20 years.

Casks aged between 0 and 5 years old are often very similarily priced as they are all classed as ‘new make’ whisky.  The reason for this owes to the fact that the contents of a new filled cask is not legally whisky until it has matured for 3 years.

In our opinion, buying a cask that is aged between 0-10 and holding it for 10-20 years is the best way to see a good financial return.

A header entitled Short Term Cask Investments

There is no safe way to buy a cask for short term invesment (less than 10 years) unless you are inside the industry.  If you want to learn the reasons why you need to read our 52 page magazine which goes into great detail about this – you can sign up here.

Mature casks are perfect candidates for immediate bottling and we can help supply casks aged between 10 and over 30 years old.

Please contact us direct to tell us your needs and we will be happy to help.

What We Do

Invest Whisky Cask (15)

Mr Smith comes to us to find three casks, one for each of his three grandchildren.  We find him casks a selection of casks from Bruichladdich, Ben Nevis, Caol Ila, Bowmore, Ardbeg, Springbank, Highland Park and Arran to meet his budget and needs.  His casks are then moved to our exclusive HMRC Bonded Warehouse.

Invest Whisky Cask (13)

Mr Smith visits his casks every 2-3 years on his way up to Scotland.  He contacts us every Christmas to have 6 bottles drawn from each of his casks.

We have the bottles applied with bespoke labels and he enjoys how the whisky inside his casks is maturing and developing.

Invest Whisky Cask (6)

When his grandchildren reach 21 they decide to sell their casks.  Mark Littler LTD. help them draw a final six bottles from the cask as a keepsake.  The casks are then sold in bond and the three grandchildren each use the proceeds from the sales towards a house deposit.  Best of all their profits are free from Capital Gains Tax.

Advice You Can Trust

Since 2016 our aim has been simple – to provide a trustworthy source of information to help people make sound decisions when they are selling their items. To date we have sold millions of pounds worth of antiques and whisky (both casks and bottles) for our clients. 

We’re now applying this same logic to help people invest in casks of whisky.  Rather than providing sales pitches disguised as educational material, it’s our mission to become the ultimate source of open and honest cask investment guidance.

The information you will find in OUR GUIDE, CASK VIDEOS, BLOG and CALCULATOR is all designed to help you make a balanced decision.  We would rather you knew all the facts and didn’t buy a cask than buy one based on ‘fake news’.

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