Whether or not you're familiar with buying and selling on auction websites, our User Guide is designed to make the process of buying and selling spirits as easy as possible for you. We're also on-hand to guide you through and provide advice, so please do let us know if you would like help.

WHY WHISKY.AUCTION?

  • We are a London based team of experts with years of experience in the whisky industry, with access to a huge archive of bottles and contacts
  • We offer free UK insurance and low shipping costs
  • We're happy to give free valuations and advice on your whiskies and fine spirits
  • You're likely to achieve a higher price selling on Whisky.Auction than selling via a specialist retailer
  • We're a great place to buy old and rare whisky, often for lower prices than via whisky shops.

AUCTION DATES

  • We run a monthly live auction; each auction runs for ten days
  • In each auction we will list items received and accepted before the cut-off time indicated below
  • Dates for our auctions are as follows:
    2017 AUCTION DATES
    Cut-off for submissions Auction Live Auction Ends
    Thursday 19 October Sunday 29 October Tuesday 7 November
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Monday 30 October
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Sunday 12 November
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Tuesday 21 November
    Thursday 16 November Sunday 26 November Tuesday 5 December
    2018 AUCTION DATES
    Cut-off for submissions Auction Live Auction Ends
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Monday 4 December
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Sunday 7 January
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Tuesday 16 January
    Monday 22 January Sunday 4 February Tuesday 13 February
    Monday 19 February Sunday 4 March Tuesday 13 March
    Monday 19 March Sunday 1 April Tuesday 10 April
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Monday 26 March
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Sunday 15 April
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Tuesday 24 April
    Monday 23 April Sunday 6 May Tuesday 15 May
    Monday 21 May Sunday 3 June Tuesday 12 June
    Monday 18 June Sunday 1 July Tuesday 10 July
    Monday 23 July Sunday 5 August Tuesday 14 August
    Monday 20 August Sunday 2 September Tuesday 11 September
    Monday 17 September Sunday 30 September Tuesday 9 October
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Monday 17 September
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Sunday 14 October
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Tuesday 23 October
    Monday 22 October Sunday 4 November Tuesday 13 November
    Monday 19 November Sunday 2 December Tuesday 11 December
    2019 AUCTION DATES
    Cut-off for submissions Auction Live Auction Ends
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Thursday 13 December
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Sunday 6 January
    MINIATURE AUCTION
    Tuesday 15 January
    Thursday 24 January Sunday 3 February Tuesday 12 February

HOW TO BUY SPIRITS AT AUCTION

HOW TO SELL SPIRITS AT AUCTION

HOW TO SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT

  • To buy or sell on Whisky.Auction, you'll need to register and set up your account with us – we're happy to guide you through this so just let us know if you'd like help.
  • Registration is free for sellers
  • For buyers, there is a one-off registration fee of £5.

VALUATIONS

  • We offer free valuations and advice for your old and rare bottles
  • We also offer valuation reports for insurance purposes, if you're looking to insure precious whiskies or fine spirits.

FAQs

  • If there's something you unsure of, head over to our FAQs page and you should find the answer to your question.

GLOSSARY

  • Don't know your bidder from your buyer? Hung up on hammer prices? Our Glossary will explain the key terms you need to know.

BOTTLE FILL LEVEL GUIDE LINE

  • We always try to indicate the fill level of whisky or spirit inside old and rare bottles
  • Please see the diagram below for a guide to the most commonly used fill-level terms.
    Fill level guide Fill level guide

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Not as exciting as bidding on something that's caught your eye, we grant you, but essential nevertheless. Here is the small print about buying and selling on Whisky.Auction.
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