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
  • The fee for including a reserve price is £4 (+VAT) per lot. The reserve is the minimum price that must be bid for an item before it can be won/sold.

    For advice on reserve prices for selling rare spirits at auction email [email protected]

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%
VAT
  • There is no VAT on the hammer price of spirits sold at auction
  • VAT is charged on commission, listing and reserve fees only


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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