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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

Cask Calculator Screenshot

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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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
Mark provided us with an excellent service for the sale of a cask of Springbank Whisky. He provides a professional, friendly and responsive service, guiding you every step of the way. My mother was delighted with the result. I recommend his end to end service. Thank-you!
Iona T.
07:14 16 Sep 20
Great experience from the very friendly and knowledgeable Mark who was able to help me buy a cask, and made the process seamless even during the lock down! Five star experience.
Mike M.
08:18 15 Jul 20
Mark recently helped to successfully sell my cask of Macallan single malt whisky.From our initial discussion I was impressed with the depth of his knowledge and his professional approach. Mark guided me through each step of the process, providing reasons and insights to ensure I made the correct decisions. His estimate of the value of the cask was spot on.I would have no hesitation in using his professional services again.
Ian B.
15:45 03 Jul 20
Just over 10 years ago I visited the Bruichladdich distillery and bought a newly filled fresh bourbon barrel. Having allowed it to mature I needed to decide what to do with it. Bruichladdich made an unattractive offer to buy it back.I became aware of Mark Littler, from a Google search. I contacted him based on the many positive reviews. After talking to him and learning of his experience of selling casks I commissioned him to sell my cask.Dealing with Mark has been a pleasure, he has guided me through the process and I have received over 3 times the offer from Bruichladdich.I have found Mark to be realistic and helpful and I recommend his services.
Steve P.
19:37 26 Mar 20
Mark was excellent from start to finish in dealing with our whiskey cask sale. I highly recommend his services and wouldn’t hesitate to use him again. 5 Star!
James G.
10:36 26 Mar 20
Mark sold two casks of whisky for me. He got a very good price for them and kept me informed through the rather slow process (which he had warned me about). Very pleased with the service.
Jacky S.
16:56 09 Mar 20
I sold my Bruichladdich hogshead cask through Mark and can highly recommend his services. Immediate follow-up and a very clear outlined agreement while Mark managed to get a good price for the cask in a fairly short time period. I’m very pleased and would not hesitate to utilize his services again in the future.
John P.
00:22 30 Jan 20
I recently sold a 25 year old cask of Scottish whisky through Mark. The market is not easy to tap into but Mark has good connections and got me an excellent price. He made the process very simple and completed all the necessary paperwork for me. Highly recommended!
Dave M.
19:54 20 Jan 20
I had a cask of 10 year old Bruichladdich to sell. Googled potential buyers. Some traders didn’t bother to reply, even though I had sent full details.Mark was brilliant from the word go ... very professional and kept me well informed of progress. I ended up with over 50% more from him than my next best offer! Payment was very prompt.I would highly recommend Mark. Don’t waste time with the others ... they will just cause exasperation!!Thanks Mark . Pleasure doing business with you !
Diana M.
16:12 02 Dec 19
Mark was very helpful explaining me details about buying and owning a cask of whiskey - I will give him my best recommendations
Brian L.
09:12 26 Sep 19
Excellent services and communication! We are a group of Nordic guys, completely amateurs in the whisky market, who ended up with a cask 20 years ago when we were still quite young, without any plan about how to handle this. We were lucky to find someone like Mark, who got us a decent price and guided us through the process when we wanted to sell it. Payment and everything went smoothly overseas.
R S.
12:17 02 Sep 19
Really pleased that I chose Mark to broker and manage the sale of my two Bruichladdich casks. He was extremely professional, very pleasant to deal with and I was very satisfied with the price he managed to obtain for both my casks. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and his service.
Laura F.
13:53 23 Jul 19
Mark Littler provided what we can only describe as an outstanding service in relation to the sale of some family casks of whisky. The whole process was conducted professionally and we were kept well- informed at every stage. We thoroughly and unhesitatingly recommend anyone considering the use of an independent broker to go to Mark's firm. Thank you, Mark.Jonathan and Thasoula Campbell
Thasoula C.
12:40 12 Jul 19
Mark provided an outstanding 5 star service in the sale of our whisky casks. He gave professional & knowledgable advice & we could not be happier with the outcome. He made the often administratively tricky process of whisky cask sales seamless for us & the whole transaction was extremely efficient. Communication was excellent from start to finish & we would have no hesitation in highly recommending the service Mark offers. Do not hesitate; we will actively be seeking to use his services again!Lorraine Flockhart
Lorraine F.
11:42 11 Jul 19
Contacted to sell cask of whisky. I could not have asked for better service, communication or completion of the process. Expectations and explanations were handled well, and everything went smoothly right up to and including the final payment for selling of the cask. If you have whisky to sell, I would make Mark Littler your first choice to handle things for you.
epi 2.
10:10 10 Jul 19
Having decided to sell our cask of Bruicladdich (which was held at the distillery), but with no idea how to do it, we approached Mark. He informed us of the process, both by email and over the ‘phone and then found a buyer prepared to offer significantly more than the distillery buy-back offer. Mark then arranged transfer of ownership and once that was completed we were promptly paid.Thank you Mark, we couldn’t have done this without you and we were pleased to find that you lived up to you many excellent reviews!D. Lee, A. Payne and A.Thompson
Adrian T.
07:51 14 Jun 19
Very easy service for the sale of a cask of whisky - Mark dealt with the transfer really impressively. Great service, many thanks
rupert C.
09:20 10 Jun 19
Would recommend Mark to everyone, for all the professional advise, help and expertise in relation to the sale of my casks of whisky
John B.
06:34 01 Jun 19
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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.

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

Cask Calculator Screenshot

Mark Littler Ltd: Our Story

Why use Mark Littler Ltd.

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When you buy a cask with Mark Littler Ltd. we ensure that your investment is not just numbers on a page but is also the full experience of owning a cask.

Buying a cask through Mark Littler Ltd. is unique because you get full visiting rights to your cask on the stunning estate we have partnered with in southern Scotland. You have the opportunity to draw bottles and take samples, and the option to personalise your cask and create a replica cask head to hang at home.

Invest Whisky Cask (10)

When you buy a cask with Mark Littler Ltd. we ensure that your investment is not just numbers on a page but is also the full experience of owning a cask.

Buying a cask through Mark Littler Ltd. is unique because you get full visiting rights to your cask on the stunning estate we have partnered with in southern Scotland. You have the opportunity to draw bottles and take samples, and the option to personalise your cask and create a replica cask head to hang at home.

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Our aim is to ensure that you buy a quality cask at a fair price. We have over 250, independent, five-star reviews of our services so you can be assured that you are buying through a trusted broker.

We have created a one-st