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WHISKY CASK INVESTMENT

At Mark Littler Ltd. we offer honest and impartial advice to help you make a whisky cask investment by purchasing quality whisky at a fair price.

Whisky Cask Investment & Education

It can be difficult to know where to start when making a decision about a whisky cask investment. For example did you know that whisky casks and whisky bottles are two completely different investments? And  that one is subject to capital gains and the other isn’t?

At Mark Littler our ethos is simple:

To help you buy a quality casks at a fair price.

To do that you need to know what your buying and how and why the value may increase and what you can do to make sure it doesn’t decrease. With that in mind we have created and curated as much information as we can in order to help you make an informed decision about whisky casks.

From video guides to our free 50 page magazine please explore our whisky investment education resources and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Whisky Cask Investment Video Guides

Whisky casks and the Knight Frank Index explained

Whisky cask investment: 8 things you need to know

Buying a whisky cask: Why bottle count figures are misleading

Explained: What regauging has to do with whisky casks

Why a cask isn't comparable to property or shares

How to make a good whisky cask investment

Why casks don't jump in value at anniversaries

Bottling: What the industry won't tell you

What HMRC has to do with your whisky cask

Where will my whisky be stored?

The Cask Investment Guide: Setting New Industry Standards

Simply put, our cask investment guide is the best on the market.  No other cask investment guide goes into the level of detail that we do.  We are 100% open about cask ownership and outline all of the considerations you need to be aware of before you buy a cask.

Alongside practical considerations such as Capital Gains Tax and cask basics you will also learn:

  • Our proven strategy for seeing a profit from casks
  • Choosing a cask size and type
  • Why whisky casks should not be compared to the Knight Frank Index
  • Personalising your cask head and replica cask heads for you to hang at home or in the office
  • Selling your cask
Whisky cask investment guide - free printed magazine

Our comprehensive magazine covers everything you need to know before you buy a cask of whisky.

The Cask Calculator

We have created our cask calculator to help you understand the costs involved in bottling a cask of whisky.

From brokering millions of pounds worth of cask sales for our customers looking to sell their casks we have found that selling in bond is the most profitable way of selling a cask. However, if you are looking at bottling a cask you will need to consider the costs involved in bottling, including duty, VAT and other costs. Do the calculations for your cask here

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Mark Littler Ltd: Our Story

Why use Mark Littler Ltd.

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Advice You Can Trust

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

It was our intention to stay as an advisory service only to those looking to sell.  Buy in the last 18 months we have seen such as wave of hyperbole and, well, frankly lies, with regards to cask investment we decided we had to take a stand.

So we are applying the same guiding principles that have earned us over 300 five star reviews to help people buy a cask.

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Just completed the sale of my cask through Mark Littler and with assistance from Hannah Thompson. A very efficient process which achieved my sale expectations. Both provided a friendly and knowledgeable service and are highly recommended
John G.
04:11 15 Nov 22
Special and rare cask sold professionally. Kept me up to date throughout the process. Great result.
Robert W.
05:17 03 Aug 22
First class service from Mark and his team from start to finish.Knowledgeable and innovative when selling 60 bottles of single cask whisky for me.
Grant J.
14:24 23 May 22
I used Mark Littler to help me sell two casks of whiskey and was very happy with the service and outcome. Very friendly, professional and helpful throughout the process and they achieved a what I believe was a very good price for me. Highly recommended
Mike K
11:26 19 May 22
Having bought a cask of whisky back in 2004 we decided that this year was the year to sell it. I approached three different brokers and it wasn't a hard decision to ask Mark to arrange the sale for us. It wasn't only that he said he could achieve the best price for the cask but his professional manor and clear level of knowledge.To sales process was relatively simple with excellent communication throughout. He assisted us with drawing several bottles prior to sale and the logistics of moving the cask.Overall a first class service and if you are wondering he achieved slightly more than the suggested sale price. This was over three times what the first broker offered and 50% more than the second.
Mick T
11:07 02 Nov 21
Mark was both patient and professional, initially advising and then successfully selling a whisky cask. He, and his staff, talked me through the process, highlighting both opportunities and pitfalls, with simplicity and the minimum of jargon. Mark is extremely knowledgeable on both the distillery side and the market, evident with the excellent price achieved.
Ruari T.
18:13 04 Oct 21
I have used Mark Littler Ltd for a number of whisky cask purchases. He runs a friendly, approachable and customer-focused company, and is always ready to help with any issues or questions. He is a charming and professional broker, and understands the market and the needs of his customers. Above all, he listens and offers sound guidance which I always pay attention to .Absolutely brilliant company to do business with, will use again and again and have no hesitation in recommending Mark Littler Ltd. Outstanding,
Paul A.
18:00 03 Sep 21
Mark recently sold two casks of mature whisky on my behalf. The service that he provided from start to finish was exemplary. His care and customer focus was faultless, explaining every step in the process and continually updating me on progress. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark as the perfect person to deal with your sale.
David T.
08:00 17 Aug 21
We wanted to buy a private whisky cask. Mark was very helpful to get a good deal done and about a year ago we became proud owners of a cask of whisky. Just received samples. Very excited and looking forward to see how the whisky matures.
Pål Andreas D.
08:07 15 Jul 21
Outstanding professional service. Having never sold a cask of whisky before, Mark took us through the whole process, found a buyer at an excellent price, and completed the sale with great care and professionalism. Excellent customer care and service. Highly recommend.
Celia C.
17:49 21 May 21
A very prompt and reliable service. Never thought selling a cask of whisky would be so easy. Any issues were speedily dealt with and Mark was always available to get in touch with. I would certainly recommend Mark's services.
Helen G.
07:41 14 May 21
Mark recently sold a 26 year old cask of Ardbeg for me. He was vey thorough and professional and achieved an excellent price. His thoroughness was very important to me as I have lived in Sydney, Australia for many years and I needed someone who I could trust with a high vale transaction from the other side of the world. Mark even took the time to personally collect some sample drawings from the distillery and ship to me. I heartily recommend Mark to anyone wishing to sell of buy a cask particularly if they are not resident in the UK.
Malcolm W.
23:44 14 Mar 21
Our family inherited a hogshead of whisky which needed to be sold. Having no knowledge of this market the internet revealed Mark Littler who proved to be both knowledgeable and professional. The cask was tasted and sold within a matter of weeks under Mark's guidance which we greatly appreciate.
Ian G.
13:45 05 Feb 21
I got in touch with Mark having read one of his articles online. I was thinking of investing in a cask and had an offer from a company that shall remain nameless. At this point I thought I should seek independent advice. Mark's professional and informative approach to my questions was excellent. He basically saved me from making a huge potential mistake investing with a company that were not throwing straight dice and trying to pitch sales based on false information. I may add that at this point Mark was not pitching any sale to myself, merely offering good, genuine and free advice.I later had the opportunity to use Mark as a consultant to invest in my first Cask. I have found him to be very professional, knowledgeable, courteous and friendly.I feel lucky to have sounded out Mark as a broker and hope to be using him again in the future. I can not recommend him and his team highly enough for their help and time!
phill C.
20:19 19 Jan 21
Recently, I made enquiries with Mark about buying a whisky cask.He very promptly answered all my questions and gave me all the information I needed to make an informed decision.He was thoroughly professional and there was never any pressure to buy, just support and step-by-step instructions.I am very pleased with the outcome of my cask investment and I look forward to working with Mark again in the future.
Dean R.
15:16 29 Dec 20
Mark was thoroughly professional and efficient in helping my family get a great deal in buying some whisky casks.We received a very friendly, quick and personable service with regular updates throughout the process.Highly recommended and greatly appreciated!
Stephen F.
13:05 22 Dec 20
Mark did exactly what he promised to do and achieved a good price for the whiskey cask which he sold for us. We were kept informed of what was going on and the whole transaction was hassle free.
Neil C.
15:53 20 Dec 20
Mark was true to his word when he advised how long the process would take with selling our Cask of Whisky and what we would expect to receive. He has been very attentive and continued to provide feedback during the sale process and he managed to achieve an exceptional price for us. Thank you Mark, we will be sure to come back to you when we sell our next cask.
Nigel D.
09:28 20 Dec 20
Mark was an absolute pleasure to work with. Delighted to have discovered him during an internet search researching how best to sell two casks of 50 year old Scottish whiskey. He is professional, knowledgeable and quickly responded to my endless questions. It was a smooth transaction and am very pleased with the price he was able to secure. Highly recommend!
Diana D.
14:58 21 Nov 20
Have several casks of high end whisky, I decided to sell one of my investments. An internet search revealed Mark Littler. Only person to respond to my email. Mark sold my first cask in weeks. New exactly what he was talking about and doing . The price was at the very high end of his valuation. He did all the work, I just signed the sales document. as easy as that. Money transferred into my account, and you are talking thousands too. Much appreciated, will now sell another cask as the time is right.
David C.
16:42 06 Oct 20
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Whisky Cask Investment & Education

It can be difficult to know where to start when making a decision about a whisky cask investment. For example did you know that whisky casks and whisky bottles are two completely different investments? And  that one is subject to capital gains and the other isn’t?

At Mark Littler our ethos is simple:

To help you buy a quality casks at a fair price.

To do that you need to know what your buying and how and why the value may increase and what you can do to make sure it doesn’t decrease. With that in mind we have created and curated as much information as we can in order to help you make an informed decision about whisky casks.

From video guides to our free 50 page magazine please explore our whisky investment education resources and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Whisky Cask Investment Video Guides

Whisky casks and the Knight Frank Index explained

Whisky cask investment: 8 things you need to know

Buying a whisky cask: Why bottle count figures are misleading

Explained: What regauging has to do with whisky casks

Why a cask isn't comparable to property or shares

How to make a good whisky cask investment

Why casks don't jump in value at anniversaries

Bottling: What the industry won't tell you

What HMRC has to do with your whisky cask

Where will my whisky be stored?

The Cask Investment Guide: Setting New Industry Standards

Simply put, our cask investment guide is the best on the market.  No other cask investment guide goes into the level of detail that we do.  We are 100% open about cask ownership and outline all of the considerations you need to be aware of before you buy a cask.

Alongside practical considerations such as Capital Gains Tax and cask basics you will also learn:

  • Our proven strategy for seeing a profit from casks
  • Choosing a cask size and type
  • Why whisky casks should not be compared to the Knight Frank Index
  • Personalising your cask head and replica cask heads for you to hang at home or in the office
  • Selling your cask
Whisky cask investment guide - free printed magazine

Our comprehensive magazine covers everything you need to know before you buy a cask of whisky.