Our Fees

We charge a fee for buying and selling

Sellers Fees

Listing Fee
Item type Fee
Bottles £3 (+VAT)
Casks £50 (+VAT)
Memorabilia £3 (+VAT)
Miniatures No fee
Reserve Price Fee
Commission Fee

Item type Fee
Bottles Commission rate varies from 2.5%-20%
Hammer price per lot Commission rate
£2000+ 2.5%
£1000-£1999.99 5%
£20-£999.99 10%
£0.01-£19.99 20%
Casks Commission rate varies from 2.5%-10%
Hammer price per lot Commission rate
£10000+ 2.5%
£5000-£9999.99 5%
£2000-£4999.99 7.5%
£0.01-£1999.99 10%
Memorabilia 10% of hammer price
Miniatures Commission rate varies from 10%-50%
Hammer price per lot Commission rate
£75+ 10%
£55-£74.99 15%
£40-£54.99 20%
£25-£39.99 25%
£15-£24.99 30%
£5-£14.99 40%
£0.01-£4.99 50%


Lots may be subject to VAT depending on the status of the buyer. Please see our dedicated Auction VAT Explained page for more details.


Postal insurance to UK addresses is included at no extra charge. For deliveries outside of the UK, insurance is automatically added to your order, charged at 1% of the hammer price.

Buyers Fees

It’s easy to buy whisky online, just set up an online account on Whisky.Auction. The one-off registration fee of £5 enables you to bid on as many bottles and auctions as you like.

Commission fee
  • 15% (+VAT) of the hammer price (we do not charge VAT on commission for all orders shipped outside the UK).
Late payments
  • Additional 3% of the full invoice amount will be charged for payments not received in full within four working days of a winning bid.
Payment types
  • No charge for debit or credit card payments.
  • Any non-UK bank transfer costs must be met by the buyer.
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