WHY YOU SHOULD ONLY BUY YOUNG WHISKY CASKS

At Mark Littler we have sold millions of pounds of casks for our customers, they all did the same thing: bought young casks and sold them as mature casks.

Why You Should Only Buy Young Whisky Casks

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There is a lot of information out there on buying casks of whisky. We’ll be honest, we think a lot of it is, at best, misleading and, at worst, dodgy, which is why we have decided to create these guides.

At Mark Littler we firmly believe that becoming a whisky cask owner is a positive experience. Plus, we have helped our customers sell their casks for £5,000 to £147,000 based on an initial investment of £1,000 to £3,000, which are great returns. Whatever the return, all our customers made a profit by using just one strategy: buying young whisky casks, letting them mature for 15 or more years and selling them as mature whisky, and so that is the only strategy we endorse and offer for our customers.

This is for several very important reasons which we will run through in more detail below.

In young whisky the majority of the purchase price is made up of objective costs: the cost of the cask itself, the cost of the spirit that goes into the cask, admin costs of moving and registering your cask, the distillery’s profit and the brokerage fee (£300 a cask from us). This means the price you pay is easier to check and verify to ensure you are not paying over the odds for a cask.

The value of a cask has historically increased with age, due mostly to a perceived improvement in quality and a reduction in availability (as most casks are used when they are less than 12 years old). However, how these factors influence the value and price of a cask are completely subjective and difficult to verify because the whisky cask industry is still opaque. It is difficult for the public to find out how the reduction in volume due to the angel’s share affects the value, how much scarcity adds to value, and how tastes and fashions might change amongst other factors. These are all factors that can vary, and which can be used to manipulate the price of a cask so that you end up paying more than you should do for your investment.

At Mark Littler we have sold millions of pounds worth of casks for our customers, all of whom bought young casks under 5-years-old. We helped them exit their investment for the best price and having seen exactly how it should be done, have decided to help our customers buy whisky. Our aim is to become a trusted source of information and we have created a comprehensive guide on investing in casks of whisky, so that you can buy quality whisky at a fair price.

We offer 1 product: young whisky under 5 years old.

You can pick the cask type, size, the distillery, the number of times you visit, how many samples you take and how you want your cask head to be designed, but we will only sell you a young cask of whisky.

If you want to find out more about all aspects of buying casks of whisky and read more about why we only sell young casks please sign up to receive our Whisky Cask Buying Guide. The guide is a free, 30-page magazine to help you learn more about buying whisky and whether an investment in whisky casks is the right choice for you.

At Mark Littler we have sold millions of pounds of casks for our customers, they all did the same thing: bought young casks and sold them as mature casks.

Why You Should Only Buy Young Whisky Casks

Video guide 6 of 10

There is a lot of information out there on buying casks of whisky. We’ll be honest, we think a lot of it is, at best, misleading and, at worst, dodgy, which is why we have decided to create these guides.

At Mark Littler we firmly believe that becoming a whisky cask owner is a positive experience. Plus, we have helped our customers sell their casks for £5,000 to £147,000 based on an initial investment of £1,000 to £3,000, which are great returns. Whatever the return, all our customers made a profit by using just one strategy: buying young whisky casks, letting them mature for 15 or more years and selling them as mature whisky, and so that is the only strategy we endorse and offer for our customers.

This is for several very important reasons which we will run through in more detail below.

In young whisky the majority of the purchase price is made up of objective costs: the cost of the cask itself, the cost of the spirit that goes into the cask, admin costs of moving and registering your cask, the distillery’s profit and the brokerage fee (£300 a cask from us). This means the price you pay is easier to check and verify to ensure you are not paying over the odds for a cask.

The value of a cask has historically increased with age, due mostly to a perceived improvement in quality and a reduction in availability (as most casks are used when they are less than 12 years old). However, how these factors influence the value and price of a cask are completely subjective and difficult to verify because the whisky cask industry is still opaque. It is difficult for the public to find out how the reduction in volume due to the angel’s share affects the value, how much scarcity adds to value, and how tastes and fashions might change amongst other factors. These are all factors that can vary, and which can be used to manipulate the price of a cask so that you end up paying more than you should do for your investment.

At Mark Littler we have sold millions of pounds worth of casks for our customers, all of whom bought young casks under 5-years-old. We helped them exit their investment for the best price and having seen exactly how it should be done, have decided to help our customers buy whisky. Our aim is to become a trusted source of information and we have created a comprehensive guide on investing in casks of whisky, so that you can buy quality whisky at a fair price.

We offer 1 product: young whisky under 5 years old.

You can pick the cask type, size, the distillery, the number of times you visit, how many samples you take and how you want your cask head to be designed, but we will only sell you a young cask of whisky.

If you want to find out more about all aspects of buying casks of whisky and read more about why we only sell young casks please sign up to receive our Whisky Cask Buying Guide. The guide is a free, 30-page magazine to help you learn more about buying whisky and whether an investment in whisky casks is the right choice for you.