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Spirits auction user guide

Our User Guide will take you through everything you need to know about buying and selling spirits on Whisky.Auction

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:
2021 AUCTION DATES
Auction Submission cut-off Auction Live Auction Ends
December 2021 - Whisky & Spirits 16 Nov 28 Nov 7 Dec
2022 AUCTION DATES
Auction Submission cut-off Auction Live Auction Ends
January 2022 - Miniatures, Memorabilia & Books 26 Oct 19 Dec 4 Jan
January 2022 - Whisky & Spirits 29 Dec 9 Jan 18 Jan
January 2022 - Fine & Rare Wines 11 Jan 23 Jan 1 Feb
February 2022 - Whisky & Spirits 25 Jan 6 Feb 15 Feb
February 2022 - Fine & Rare Wines 8 Feb 20 Feb 1 Mar
March 2022 - Whisky & Spirits 22 Feb 6 Mar 15 Mar
April 2022 - Whisky & Spirits 22 Mar 3 Apr 12 Apr
April 2022 - Miniatures, Memorabilia & Books 22 Mar 17 Apr 26 Apr
May 2022 - Whisky & Spirits 19 Apr 1 May 10 May
May 2022 - Fine & Rare Wines 3 May 15 May 24 May
June 2022 - Whisky & Spirits 17 May 29 May 7 Jun
June 2022 - Fine & Rare Wines 31 May 12 Jun 21 Jun
July 2022 - Whisky & Spirits 14 Jun 26 Jun 5 Jul
July 2022 - Miniatures, Memorabilia & Books 14 Jun 10 Jul 19 Jul
August 2022 - Whisky & Spirits 14 Jul 24 Jul 2 Aug
September 2022 - Fine & Rare Wines 6 Sep 18 Sep 27 Sep
October 2022 - Whisky & Spirits 20 Sep 2 Oct 11 Oct
October 2022 - Miniatures, Memorabilia & Books 20 Sep 16 Oct 25 Oct
November 2022 - Whisky & Spirits 18 Oct 30 Oct 8 Nov
November 2022 - Fine & Rare Wines 1 Nov 13 Nov 22 Nov
December 2022 - Whisky & Spirits 15 Nov 27 Nov 6 Dec
2023 AUCTION DATES
Auction Submission cut-off Auction Live Auction Ends
January 2023 - Miniatures, Memorabilia & Books 15 Nov 18 Dec 3 Jan
January 2023 - Whisky & Spirits 27 Dec 8 Jan 17 Jan
January 2023 - Fine & Rare Wines 10 Jan 22 Jan 31 Jan

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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