Anti-forgery policy

We stop whisky fakes, forgeries and counterfeit bottles from entering the market. This is how Whisky.Auction protects the spirits community.

Our recent uncovering of a fraudster attempting to sell counterfeit bottles through Whisky.Auction alongside his genuine collection is good news for spirits collectors.

Our stringent process for ensuring authenticity means that we reject anything which raises the slightest doubt regarding its provenance. It was these measures that led to the discovery of an individual whom it appears was refilling older bottles with cheaper, younger liquids. Further investigation has found that the individual had been counterfeiting bottles for selling through the whole whisky- and spirits-collecting community.

Based on our information, the man was arrested by the Metropolitan Police on suspicion of fraud by false representation and has been bailed while they investigate further. In the meantime, with the help of our team, the police have removed potential evidence and prohibited him from selling any further bottles.

Thanks to the hard work of our team, and the anti-fraud measures we have in place, you can be confident of the complete authenticity and provenance of bottles sold through Whisky.Auction

You can read our full Terms & Conditions regarding counterfeit bottles here.

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