Springbank Millennium Collection: An Undervalued Vertical?
New Year’s Eve 1999 was celebrated in hundreds of different ways worldwide as billions rang in a new millennium. From fireworks and parties to light shows, the year 2000 was welcomed in style. However, celebrations were much more understated in a small, family-run Campbeltown distillery. The Springbank Millennium Collection is one of Springbank’s most ambitious […]
Is bottled whisky a good investment?
Historically bottles of whisky have seen per annum returns that vary between 40% growth all the way down to negative 12%… Ultimately whisky is like any other investment; whether it is a good investment depends on which bottles you buy, and when. To give you more of an in-depth understanding of how bottled whisky can […]
The Springbank Countdown Collection: Has Springbank Finally Started Pricing its Whiskies Correctly?
This week the ballot for the highly anticipated Springbank Countdown Collection opened. The release is exciting for a few different reasons, but from our position it is interesting to see a Springbank that is finally priced appropriately. If you’re a Springbank drinker furious about the steep price tag then bear with us while we explain.
How to invest in whisky bottles
Just like any other investment you might be looking into, there is no one size fits all approach to how to invest in bottles of whisky. Your bottle purchase strategy is going to depend on what you are looking to achieve, your preferred length of investment and initial capital.
How now? Sir Quentin Blake Illustrates A Series of Scotch Whiskies Inspired By Macbeth
It is often said that one should expect the unexpected. Well, did anyone expect a collaboration between Elixir Distillers, Livingstone, Sir Quentin Blake, and William Shakespeare? This new, limited edition series of whiskies presents the characters of Macbeth as you have never seen them before. Sir Quentin Blake is a British cartoonist and illustrator who […]
The Telegraph Advises Caution With Whisky Investment
The start of 2023 has seen cask investment under the spotlight as BBC Radio 4 and now The Telegraph have covered the liquid alternative asset. The February 2023 Telegraph article is titled “Avoid being caught over a barrel, whisky investors told” follows on from the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme’s “The Wild West of Whisky: […]
How Can You Buy Vintage Macallan For Under £1,500?
Is The First Cask Collection The Next Big Thing? Anybody who has spent a lot of time trawling the whisky market for exciting bottles will have, no doubt, come across the First Cask Collection. The collection, created and distributed by Direct Wines Ltd, ran from the early 1990s until the late 2000s and has over […]
What is Peated Whisky? And is it Sustainable?
We all know and love peated whisky, but with climate change on the rise and growing concerns about the sustainability of peat, is the profile of whisky about to change forever? Contents: What Is Peat and How Is It Made? What Is Meant By Peat Flavour in Whisky? Where Does Whisky Get Its Peat From? […]
SMWS Celebrates 40th Anniversary In A Big Way
Who would have thought that a single-cask whisky club formed in the middle of the 1980s Whisky Loch would see so much success? Industry experts certainly did not think so. How wrong they were. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, formed by an Edinburgh-based account, Pip Hills, in 1983 is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023. […]
How To Store Whisky Bottles
If you are beginning to collect whisky, or if you have a collection already, it is vital that you know how to store your bottles correctly to ensure they maintain their quality and value. Read on to find out why storage is important and our 4 steps to successful storage. Why is storage important? Correct […]
What is a delivery order and how do you get one?
A delivery order is the industry standard way of transferring ownership of a cask between two people. It is a document signed by the seller and the buyer and acknowledged by the warehouse where the cask is stored. The legal requirement for a delivery order was revoked in 2006, however it still remains the industry […]
Spirit of Speyside Festival 2023 Dates Confirmed
One of Scotland’s biggest whisky festivals is returning to Speyside in 2023. The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has been running annually since 1999 and is a multi-day, multi-event festival celebrating all that there is to love about Scotland’s national beverage. In 2023, you can celebrate all things whisky at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky […]
Macallan Adds 77 Year Old To The Macallan Red Collection
Macallan has released yet another super-high-age single malt as a 77 year old whisky joins the ranks of the Macallan Red Collection. The Red Collection was launched in 2020 with the release of 6 single malts (original retail price stated): The Macallan Red Collection 40 Years Old – £11,300 The Macallan Red Collection 50 Years […]
AFO BBC Radio 4 – The Wild West of Whisky: From Cask Investments to Dram Scams
In January 2023 we were thrilled to be part of the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme’s The Wild West of Whisky: From Cask Investment to Dram Scams. This is a really important listen for anyone interested in cask investment, or just whisky investment in general and it was our pleasure to be involved.
6 Cask Investment Tips For 2023
Casks have become an increasingly popular alternative investment over the last few years. If you are looking to buy a cask of whisky in 2023 there are 6 things to think about before you purchase to make sure your money is safe and able to work for you over the long term. 1: A delivery […]
The Best Whisky Investments of 2023
If you are thinking of alternative investments in 2023 you may be considering investing in whisky bottles or casks. It can be difficult to know where to start in the world of alternative investments, especially in unregulated markets. Here at Mark Littler we have an education first approach to helping you choose if whisky is […]
The Definitive History of the Most Expensive Whisky in the World
Since 1983 the world record price for a bottle of whisky has been broken just 14 times by only 6 bottles. The current record for the most expensive bottle of whisky is easy to find, but a comprehensive history of the most expensive bottles stretching back to when the market first emerged hasn’t existed before […]
The Macallan Select Reserves: A Macallan Fine & Rare Precursor
Considering the similarities between the Macallan Select Reserve series and the Macallan Fine & Rare collection, it will be no surprise that one is quite heavily based upon the other. We currently have a Macallan 1948 Select Reserve listed on our shop. One of the most common questions we receive about this bottle is: what […]
Bell’s Whisky Decanters: What to do with them in 2023?
You’re a whisky collector, it’s 2023, and you might think Bell’s decanters are not relevant to you. However Bell’s decanters once sold for £1,200 and now sell for £30. We think that the change in value of Bell’s bells since the 1990s has lessons to teach modern whisky collectors and investors. What is Bells Whisky […]
The Sotheby’s Timeless Collection
Mark Littler Ltd are proud to announce the sale of the The Timeless Whisky Collection, the most valuable whisky collection ever to be brought to auction in the USA. The collection comprises 497 individual lots and has a pre-sale estimate of $1.6 million – $2.1 million. The collection was built over many years by a […]
Is £16million for an Ardbeg cask good value?
Recently a cask of Ardbeg was reported to have sold for £16,000,000 – this is not the case though, and in the video Mark explains why. We are generally conditioned to believe what the media reports is true. In this case the media were not technically wrong but without a full understanding of the costs […]
When Should You Sell A Cask of Whisky? [updated]
[Updated Jan 2023] There is no perfect time to sell a cask of whisky as no two casks are the same. When deciding when to sell your cask you should start by answering these questions: What is the health of your cask? How long have you had the cask? How old is your cask? Question one is […]
How To Sell Your Whisky
If you are looking to sell whisky bottles then this article runs through the different ways to sell and the benefits and limitations of each. If you prefer you can also watch the below video. If you want a free valuation for your bottle and professional advice on how to sell it for the most […]
Whisky Cask Scam Closed by the FBI
In June 2022 the FBI closed down a whisky cask investment scam by arresting a British National. We talk a lot about due diligence when it comes to buying casks, so in this video Mark runs through the lessons to be learnt from this particular scam.
How to Insure Your Whisky Bottle Collection?
Whether you have a couple of bottles or an extensive collection, if you have spent time and money building a whisky bottle collection then it is worth spending a little time to check that it is insured. A lot of collectors assume their bottles are covered on their household insurance, but as general insurers have […]
Should you buy a sherry cask of whisky?
If you are thinking of buying a whisky cask, you may be wondering whether to go for an ex sherry cask. This video and blog will help you decide whether a sherry cask is for you. The first thing to understand is what a sherry cask actually is in today’s whisky market. You may want […]
What is a Sherry Cask in Whisky?
We all know and love sherried whisky, but what exactly is a sherry cask? In this video we take a deep dive into the history of sherry casks and their use in the whisky industry.A big thank you again to Speyside Cooperage for hosting me. Do check it out if you ever find yourself up […]
SOLD: Aberlour A’bunadh vertical sold back to Aberlour Distllery
Regular readers probably know that we recently sold the first ever, privately owned full vertical of Aberlour A’bunadh. Mark has just announced on our YouTube channel that this vertical is actually being sold back to the Aberlour distillery. This vertical isn’t just going to be sat in their visitor center though, and keen whisky fans […]
The Best Whisky Investments of 2022
You may be looking to invest in whisky as an alternative investment in 2022, but it can be difficult to know where to start. Here at Mark Littler Ltd, we’ve put together this guide, taking a look at the most anticipated releases of 2022 so that you can secure your place in the ballots. For […]
The Lucky Owners Of Springbank Casks: Everything You Need To Know About The Springbank Cask Ownership Scheme
Springbank is one of the most valuable Scotch whiskies, producing a small amount of highly sought after single malt. If you were lucky enough to buy a cask from the distillery in the 1990s or early 2000s your cask may be worth over £200,000. But how exactly did people get their hands on a whole […]
Every Distillery You Can Buy An Entire Cask Of Whisky From
[updated December 2022] If you are a whisky lover chances are that at some point you have considered the benefits of owning your very own cask of whisky. As well as buying a cask through a broker like us in 2023 it is still possible to buy casks direct from some distilleries. Where can you […]
Every Whisky NFT Project On The Market [January 2022]
Here at Mark Littler Ltd, we have previously speculated about whisky NFTs and their place, if they have one, in the whisky industry. In the past few months, NFT projects have begun to emerge in the industry, for a few different purposes: storage, provenance, fractionalising assets, and cask purchases to name a few. Whilst there […]
6 Cask Investment Tips For 2022
If you are looking to buy a cask of whisky in 2022 there are 6 things to think about before you buy. Casks of whisky continue to show appeal as long term investments but with more and more options coming to the market you need to be sure you are keeping abreast of the potential […]
What is a Duty Representative? Updated
A duty representative is someone authorised by HMRC to act as an agent for non-UK based businesses involved in the buying, selling and storage of duty suspended goods in UK excise warehouses. The full details of duty representatives, warehousekeepers and registered owners and what they can and cannot do, are described in Statutory Notice 1999 […]
The Emerging World Of Whisky NFTs
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the newest development in financial technology and they are taking the world by storm. We speculated in our Bottle Investment Guide that digital investments and NFTs would enter the whisky market in a big way, and in the last few months, the whisky industry has seen NFTs begin to emerge. How […]
Phil Your Glass: Caol Ila 1969 17 Year Old G&M Bottled 1986 Review
The Caol Ila 1969 is a 17 year old whisky expression, bottled in 1986 by Gordon & Macphail. It’s also the subject of our latest Phil Your Glass review as Phil Dwyer gives his thoughts and tasting notes below. Caol Ila, a real gem when it comes to indie bottles. Some of the most interesting […]
Phil Your Glass: Kinclaith 1967 26 Year Old G&M Review
The Connoisseur’s Choice series is one of the most iconic series from Gordon & Macphail. This week for Phil Your Glass, Phil is reviewing the Kinclaith expression from the series, distilled in 1967 and bottled at 26 years old
Phil Your Glass: Glen Albyn 1980 15 Year Old Signatory Vintage Review
In this week’s Phil Your Glass Review, Phil is taking a look at the Glen Albyn 1980. This is a 15 year old expression bottled by Signatory Vintage. Phil gives his full review on this highland single malt below.
Phil Your Glass: Bruichladdich Octomore 1.1 131 PPM Review
The Bruichladdich Octomore series holds the record for some of the most peated whisky in the world, with some bottles at over 300 ppm (phenolic parts per million). Peat is often described as an acquired taste but despite this, peated whisky has developed a huge dedicated following. Phil gives his thoughts and tasting notes on […]
Phil Your Glass: Highland Park 8 Year Old Review
In a whisky world where the battle for the highest age statement is ever ongoing, the Highland Park 8 year old is often overlooked. Our guest reviewer Phil Dwyer shares his thoughts on the Highland Park 8 Year Old from the 1970s in this week’s Phil Your Glass. So, I’m a Highland Park fanboy, I […]
SOLD: Springbank SYN 20 Collection – A Mark Littler Ltd Exclusive
If you have been keeping an eye on our social media channels in recent days then you will know that we have been teasing a very special release. We are pleased to announce that the limited edition Springbank SYN 20 Collection has now sold out. Released yesterday (18/11/2021), the Springbank SYN 20 Collection sold out […]
Phil Your Glass: Dalwhinnie 1962 20 Year Old G&M Bottled 1982 Review
This week Phil is reviewing The Dalwhinnie 1962 20 Year Old. Gordon & Macphail bottled this whisky in 1982 at 40% ABV and Phil’s full review is below. I’ve had a fleeting relationship with Dalwhinnie over the years. It’s something that people love, rightly so, but it’s never got me. Some whiskies grab hold of […]
Phil Your Glass: Brora 1997 Gordon & Macphail Review
This week for Phil Your Glass, Phil is reviewing a 1997 Brora bottled by Gordon & Macphail. His full thoughts and tasting notes are below.
Peat In Whisky: How Is It Used?
The Process of Making Peated Whisky Let’s keep this as simple as possible, shall we? Peat is used as a fuel source to dry malted barley and halt germination. There we go, that’s it… only of course it isn’t, because peat or lack of it also imbues whisky with specific and distinctive flavours. The drying […]
Featured In: The Scotsman
Our focus has always been on education here at Mark Littler Ltd, which is why we are proud to present our Bottle Investment Guide and our Bottle Investment Reports. Mark Littler has recently been featured in The Scotsman, hoping to educate the public on why whisky investment is only profitable when done correctly, and how […]
Phil Your Glass: Laphroaig 1967 Connoisseur’s Choice G&M Review
In our second installment of Phil Your Glass, Phil is reviewing the Laphroaig 1967 Gordon & Macphail bottling. This is from the Connoisseur’s Choice series and is bottled at 40% ABV. https://littlescholarsnyc.com/ Find his full review and commentary below With peated whisky drawing more and more people into its smoky corridors, trying older examples is […]
Glenlivet 80 Year Old Sells for £140,000 At Sotheby’s
Earlier this year it was announced that Gordon & Macphail would break Macallan’s record for the oldest single malt Scotch whisky ever bottled with the release of the Glenlivet 1940 80 Year Old Gordon & Macphail Generations. Last night, this bottling broke yet another record and became the most expensive independently bottled single malt Scotch […]
Glen Cawdor 1964 Samaroli Bottle Comes To Mark Littler Ltd Marketplace
The classic vintage Glen Cawdor 1964 single malt whisky, bottled by Samaroli, has arrived on the Mark Littler Ltd marketplace. Samaroli is one of the most renowned independent bottlers of scotch whisky, and was the first to be established outside of the UK. This Glen Cawdor takes its whisky from a 1964 Springbank cask and […]
Featured In: Affluent Lifestyle Magazine Presents Mark Littler Ltd Bottle Investment Guide
Mark Littler Ltd has been featured in the Summer 2021 issue of Affluent Lifestyle Magazine. The 8 page spread discusses our recently released Bottle Investment Guide and features a sneak peak into chapter one.
The History of Samaroli: Everything You Need To Know
The Samaroli name has become one of the most famous within the whisky industry since the independent bottler was established in 1968, but where did it originate from?
Sell Your Macallan 18 Year Old With Mark Littler Ltd
The Macallan 18 Year Old series is the longest ongoing series by Macallan. Beginning in 1984, an 18 year old expression has been released by the distillery every year. The bottles are amongst the most collectable Macallans out there, with many whisky collectors and investors dreaming of building a Macallan 18 Year Old vertical much […]
Sell Your Macallan Royal Marriage With Mark Littler Ltd
At Mark Littler Ltd we have helped hundreds of people sell their old and rare bottles of whisky, from Bowmores to Macallans. We have also helped clients to sell Macallan Royal Marriages. There are two incarnations of The Macallan Royal Marriage, one that was released in 1981 to celebrate the marriage of Charles & Diana, […]
Glenfiddich Collaborates With Whisky Auctioneer In Exclusive Art Auction
One of the largest whisky auctions in the UK, Whisky Auctioneer has announced a collaboration with whisky giant Glenfiddich to hold an exclusive auction featuring unique artwork by Simon Berger.
Non-Fungible Tokens: What Are They and How Do They Relate To Whisky?
At Mark Littler Ltd we have been working on our comprehensive Whisky Investment Guide, aiming to give investors and collectors an understanding of the market and the tools to navigate it. We aim to help you invest logically and with all the information at your disposal. The following article is an extract from the guide, […]
Springbank 1919 50 Year Old: The Ultimate Guide
The Springbank 50 Year Old is the oldest expression from the Campbeltown distillery and its whisky heralds from the year 1919. This incredibly rare bottling is, in its first iteration, presented in a pear shaped, 26 ⅔ fl oz bottle and has a strength of 66.3 proof. Whilst the 1919 distillation year isn’t included on […]
Cask Investment Scams: More Press Coverage
The issue of fraudulent cask investment has been receiving traction in the press for a few months now, with cask ownership transfer and misleading information being the subject of articles in Forbes, Cask & Still Magazine, and Whisky Magazine. Now, financial website This Is Money has picked up on the issue. In an […]
Drinks Giant Pernod Ricard Buys The Whisky Exchange
Drinks giant Pernod Ricard, owner of the Aberlour and Glenlivet distilleries, announced today (September 21st 2021) that it has purchased spirits retailer, The Whisky Exchange. The Whisky Exchange is a highly successful spirits retailer comprising three physical retail stores in central London as well as a huge online stock list on their website. Whilst the […]
Macallan Private Eye: World’s First Tasting Notes
We did it! Well, technically speaking, we didn’t, Angus MacRaild did. But we commissioned the tasting notes and paid for the bottle. But the question on most people’s minds would be “why”. Why We Commissioned The World’s First Tasting Notes on Private Eye There are three reasons we commissioned these tasting notes. Firstly, Private Eye […]
Macallan Edition 6: The Ultimate Review
Here at Mark Littler Ltd, we are not ashamed to admit that we are very investment focused, both in our articles and our YouTube videos. It would be naive not to acknowledge that a very large portion of the market is filled by collectors and investors whose main focus is solely driven by the value […]
YouTube: Black Bowmore – The Ultimate Guide
The Black Bowmore series has had numerous iterations and has had a varied secondary market performance. In today’s video we’re looking at why the Black Bowmore is so appealing to collectors and investors as well as taking a look at the market trajectory that the bottles have taken.
The Greater Fool Theory: What Is It and How Does It Relate To Whisky?
There are many different ways of investing your money in assets or stocks, and some carry more risk than others. One of the most risky tactics in investment is the ‘Greater Fool Theory’. The Greater Fool Theory can also be found in whisky investment. But what exactly does it mean? The Greater Fool Theory is […]
Macallan Announce New 71 Year Old Whisky: Tales of the Macallan Volume I
One of the best known distilleries for luxury single malt, The Macallan have unveiled a new bottling series, Tales of the Macallan. The new series will celebrate and pay tribute to the Macallan pioneers, those who shaped the future of the distillery. Volume I will pay tribute to Captain John Grant, Laird of Easter Elchies, […]
Karuizawa 50 YO The Last Masterpiece: Is The Release Finally Here?
Online whisky forums have been buzzing this week as rumours spread of the release of two 50 year old Karuizawas. If you are a regular reader of the Mark Littler Blog, then you may have read our history of Japan’s lost distillery, Karuizawa. Karuizawa distillery ran from 1955 until 2000, when it was mothballed. It […]
Phil Your Glass: Everything You Need To Know About Whisky Proof
It’s no secret that here at Mark Littler Ltd we like to focus on whisky investment and the long term potential of whisky as a luxury asset, that is our area of expertise after all! However, it is impossible to ignore the large, often very vocal, section of whisky fans who want to open and […]
Featured in: Forbes Discusses The “4 Top Scotch Whisky Investment Tips To Avoid Cask Scammers”
In recent weeks, journalist Felipe Schrieberg has written an article for Forbes discussing the top four tips to avoid cask investment scammers and features Mark Littler as an industry expert. The article highlights the main areas of potential risk when choosing to invest in whisky casks, and these areas are in strong alignment with the […]
YouTube: Everything You Need To Know About The Springbank Distillery
The Springbank distillery is one of the most famous and longstanding Campbeltown whisky distilleries. Since its foundation in 1828, Springbank has seen downturns in the market, the USA prohibition, two world wars, and a huge boom in the whisky market. Despite the hardship seen in the Campbeltown region, Springbank has prevailed and continues to operate […]
YouTube: Glenfarclas X Resident Evil/Biohazard – The Release That Everyone Missed?!
Glenfarclas has announced a collaboration with video game Resident Evil (also known as Biohazard) to celebrate the game’s 25th birthday. Yet somehow, this release seems to have been hugely overlooked by the whisky community. In today’s video, we’re taking a look at this release and suggesting why there seems to be no market buzz around […]
What The Industry Experts Are Saying About Cask Investment (spoiler: they all say to get a delivery order)
For over two years we’ve been instrumental in the education of consumers on the logistics of cask ownership. Specifically, the focus has been on the importance of receiving a delivery order. The signing and acknowledgement of a delivery order by the seller of the cask, the buyer of the cask, and the warehouse keeper at […]
YouTube: Bimber Spirit of The Underground Unboxing & Market Performance Update
Previously on the Mark Littler Ltd YouTube channel we had done a video on the highly anticipated Bimber Spirit of the Underground bottle and we were speculating on its release. Today the release is here! We are unboxing a Kings Cross St Pancras bottle of the Spirit of the Underground and analysing its market performance […]
From Aston Martin To Biohazard: Luxury & Commercial Whisky Collaborations
Many whisky brands and distilleries are no strangers to collaborations, whether that be with commercial brands, artists, or other luxury brands. Macallan alone, for example, has released collaborations with Peter Blake, Javi Aznarez, Raffles, and Private Eye. And why wouldn’t they? When one luxury brand joins forces with another, the result can be aspirational products […]
YouTube: Incredibly Rare (and comparatively affordable) Corti Brothers 1960s Highland Park
Corti is a name not known to many in the whisky community and yet the Corti Brothers have contributed so much. They began bottling casks of high quality whisky during the 1980s, a time where single malt was on the decline in the so called ‘whisky loch’, and have produced some incredibly rare bottlings as […]
Mark Littler LTD Shop Shipping Services & Returns: EU & Worldwide
Since the passing of the Brexit deadline, shipping in and around the EU from the UK has been something of a logistical challenge. We would like to thank you for your patience whilst we worked around these issues. We are now ready to share our new shipping policies and rates with you, should you become […]
YouTube: Springbank 1966 30 Year Old Deep Dive – Awesome Single Cask #1648 30 Year Old Whisky
The Springbank 1966 30 Year Old bottling is one of the rarest bottlings from the distillery, and as a result it is incredibly sought after. This is a single cask bottling, cask number 1648, and its maturation impressively spans from England winning the World Cup to hosting the Euros for the first time. This 30 […]
Book of Kells Series: Everything You Need to Know
The Book of Kells series is one of the most iconic series that independent bottler Gordon and MacPhail has produced. At Mark Littler Ltd, we currently have a Book of Kells bottling of the Glenlivet 1940 50 Year Old whisky available on our shop. We’re taking a look at the history of Gordon & MacPhail […]
Unboxing The 20 Whiskies That Changed The World
The 20 Whiskies That Changed The World set might not be an ‘investment’ in the financial sense, but it is a real investment in your whisky tasting journey. There are some serious bottles in here such as Macallan 2018 18 Year Old, The Dalmore King Alexander III, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, The Yamazaki 12 […]
The Ultimate Guide To Selling Whisky At Auction (Updated January 2022)
If you have a bottle of whisky that you are wanting to sell you might have considered selling it at an auction. Indeed, selling your whisky at auction can be a very good option to consider. But with over 20 specialist whisky auctioneers in the UK alone how do you know where to start? We’re […]
Gordon & Macphail To Release Glenlivet 80 Year Old Single Malt
Since the release of Macallan’s Red Collection, Macallan has held the record for the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold, and the oldest bottle of single malt Scotch whisky in existence. But no longer… One of these records is about to be broken, and reclaimed. Renowned independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail have announced a […]
YouTube: Unboxing The 20 Whiskies That Changed The World Tasting Set – THE ULTIMATE LUXURY TASTING KIT!
Last week on our blog we discussed The Whisky Exchange’s new luxury tasting set: 20 Whiskies That Changed The World. This week, we’re opening it. Here at Mark Littler Ltd we have jumped in and bought one of these tasting sets for ourselves to see just how worthwhile it is. In this video we take […]
SMWS, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and Jason Scott Team up To Create Whisky Cockatils
Nothing says summer quite like cocktails. To ring in summer 2021, SMWS have teamed up with the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, and Jason Scott, world renowned mixologist and owner of Bramble Bar and Lucky Liquor Co, to create a cocktail menu inspired by the tastes of summer. The cocktails feature single malt Scotch whiskies from […]
YouTube: What’s Happening To Macallan Private Eye?!
The Macallan Private Eye is likely a bottle that you are familiar with if you watch our channel or read our blog. You may be less familiar with the recent rollercoaster that the Private Eye has been on at auction. In this week’s video we’re taking an in-depth look at the Macallan Private Eye at […]
Corti Brothers Whisky For Sale With Mark Littler Ltd
Anybody who knows anything about whisky collecting has probably heard of the Corti Brothers. Whilst relatively unknown to most of the general public, the Corti Brothers name carries a lot of weight in the whisky industry, and Corti Brothers bottlings are high sought-after in the market. We are pleased to announce that at Mark Littler […]
The Whisky Exchange Releases 20 Dram Tasting Collection
For their 20th anniversary, The Whisky Exchange has released a unique tasting collection of ‘20 Whiskies That Changed The World’, featuring 20 3cl drams.
The Land of Peat: The Best Islay Whiskies Under £100
The Beginner’s Guide To Drinking Islay Whisky Islay has long been known for the production of fantastic peated whisky, and the region is well-loved by whisky fans everywhere. There are currently nine active distilleries on Islay, with one pending reopening (we are looking at you, Port Ellen), and the distilleries are famous for producing peaty […]
Whisky Investment: A Beginner’s Guide – Updated March 2023
Whisky investment can be difficult as the whisky market has changed significantly over the last 50 years. It is even distinct from three years ago. Despite that we see a lot of references to past performance used as an indicator of future performance, when the dramatic transformations that have taken place in the market over […]
Jaguar x Glenturret 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Release
In celebration of the E-Type 60th anniversary, Jaguar have partnered with Glenturret to release a single malt whisky in honour of the classic car.
Yamazaki: The Top 5 Bottles At Auction
Yamazaki is Japan’s oldest distillery, and produces some of the best Japanese whisky on the market. Founded in 1923 by the founder of Suntory, Shinjiro Torii, the distillery has continually distilled Japanese whisky since opening its doors. The distillery is located at the foot of Mount Tenno where the rivers Katsura, Uji, and Kizu meet, […]
Brora Fills First Cask In 38 Years
Brora reopens its doors after 38 years of being silent, following a £35 million investment by owners Diageo
YouTube: Yamazaki Awesomeness: The Most Undervalued Bottles, Cask Owners Programme & The Yamazaki 55 Year Old
Yamazaki is one of the most famous Japanese distilleries and yet amazingly has some seriously undervalued bottles. In our video this week we’re discussing these undervalued bottles as well as the little known Yamazaki cask owners programme, and of course the 55 Year Old bottling. In this vide we also kick off our second Round […]
Whisky Tips From The Experts
Home Improvement company Porch have compiled a fantastic guide to whisky featuring tips from experts in the industry. The article contains most aspects of whisky: from the difference between single grain and single malt to whisky clubs and if you should join one, from what peat is all the way to the difference between bourbon […]
WhiskyFun’s Top 5 Springbank Bottles
To continue our month of Springbank here at Mark Littler Ltd, we are bringing you the top 5 Springbank bottles according to Serge Valentin and Angus MacRaild at WhiskyFun.com. Now that you know which Springbank bottles have sold well at auction, we’re taking a look at which bottles are the best to drink according to […]
Available Now: 18 Bottle Instant Whisky Collection
This 18 bottle instant whisky collection features a number of limited and commemorative bottlings from Islay’s Ardbeg and Kilchoman distilleries, and Campbeltown’s Springbank distillery. Individual special releases from distilleries including Ben Nevis, Glenfiddich and Talisker, ensure this collection offers the opportunity for any whisky collector to acquire bottlings from a diverse group of renowned distilleries. […]
Available Now: 44 Bottle Whisky Collection – 1980s-2000s
This whisky collection truly contains something for everyone, featuring bottlings and vintages from a wide range of distilleries. Comprised of 44 bottles dating from the 1980s to the 2000s the collection includes a mix of discontinued and now scarce bottlings, with the majority enjoyed by whisky lovers when they were first released. With many of […]
Malt vs Grain: The Early Resistance to Grain Whisky
Grain whisky is one of the foundations of the modern whisky industry, although has long struggled to gain widespread acceptance and recognition as ‘proper’ whisky. In previous decades grain whisky has only been used as a filler for blends and to lower their price, as it’s cheaper to produce than malt whisky. As a result, […]
Springbank: The Top 5 Most Expensive Bottles At Auction
As we continue with Springbank month here at Mark Littler Ltd, we’re taking a look at the top 5 most expensive bottles to have sold at auction. The Springbank distillery has had periods of great growth and periods of temporary closure since its opening in 1828 which has resulted in some extremely sought after bottlings […]
YouTube: Should You Invest In The New Bimber Spirit Of The Underground Series?
Bimber is launching their new series, Spirit of the Underground, in collaboration with TfL. The first launch of the series consists of four single cask bottlings commemorating four of the biggest London Underground stations: Kings Cross St Pancras Waterloo Baker St Oxford Circus In this week’s video we’re discussing the Spirit of the Underground series, […]
YouTube: The New Macallan Peter Blake Releases: A Marketing Masterplay. Annecdotes of Ages & An Estate
In their latest collaboration with artist Peter Blake, Macallan have created what can only be described as a master play in whisky marketing. The latest release consists of a three tiered structure with a lower value general release, a mid-value 322 bottle release, and an exclusive 13 bottle release. buy modafinil online 2021 yanginstitute.com […]
Aberlour A’bunadh 66 Bottle Vertical: Available Now
Aberlour A’bunadh is one of the most successful whisky series of all time, with a 66 bottle line-up to rival Port Charlotte’s Cask Exploration, and Macallan’s Folios. We are excited to announce that you can become the owner of the entire Aberlour A’bunadh series so-far by purchasing the 66 bottle vertical on our shop. The […]
Springbank: A Comprehensive Timeline
The Springbank Distillery, in the Campbeltown region of Scotland, has had a long and winding history full of closures, reopenings, and new releases. Our comprehensive timeline will take you through Springbank’s varied history from its opening in 1828 through to today