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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:

2023 Auction Dates
Auction Submission cut-off Auction Live Auction Ends
Whisky & Spirits 24 January 5 February 14 February 2023
Fine & Rare Wines 7 February 19 February 28 February 2023
Whisky & Spirits 21 February 5 March 14 March 2023
Whisky & Spirits 21 March 2 April 11 April 2023
Miniatures, Memorabilia & Books 14 March 16 April 25 April 2023
Whisky & Spirits 18 April 30 April 9 May 2023
Fine & Rare Wines 2 May 14 May 23 May 2023
Whisky & Spirits 16 May 28 May 6 June 2023
Fine & Rare Wines 30 May 11 June 20 June 2023
Whisky & Spirits 13 June 25 June 4 July 2023
Miniatures, Memorabilia & Books 6 June 9 July 18 July 2023
Whisky & Spirits 11 July 23 July 1 August 2023
Whisky & Spirits 22 August 3 September 12 September 2023
Fine & Rare Wines 5 September 17 September 26 September 2023
Whisky & Spirits 19 September 1 October 10 October 2023
Miniatures, Memorabilia & Books 12 September 15 October 24 October 2023
Whisky & Spirits 17 October 29 October 7 November 2023
Fine & Rare Wines 31 October 12 November 21 November 2023
Whisky & Spirits 14 November 26 November 5 December 2023
2024 Auction Dates
Auction Submission cut-off Auction Live Auction Ends
Miniatures, Memorabilia & Books 7 November 2023 17 December 2023 2 January 2024
Whisky & Spirits 19 December 2023 7 January 2024 16 January 2024
Fine & Rare Wines 9 January 21 January 30 January 2024
Whisky & Spirits 23 January 4 February 13 February 2024
Fine & Rare Wines 6 February 18 February 27 February 2024
Whisky & Spirits 20 February 3 March 12 March 2024

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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