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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:

2024 Auction Dates
Auction Submission cut-off Auction Live Auction Ends
Fine & Rare Wines 6 February 18 February 27 February 2024
Whisky & Spirits 20 February 3 March 12 March 2024
Whisky & Spirits 19 March 7 April 16 April 2024
Miniatures, Memorabilia & Books 2 April 21 April 30 April 2024
Whisky & Spirits 23 April 5 May 14 May 2024
Whisky & Spirits 21 May 2 June 11 June 2024
Fine & Rare Wines 28 May 16 June 25 June 2024
Whisky & Spirits 25 June 7 July 16 July 2024
Whisky & Spirits 16 July 28 July 6 August 2024
Whisky & Spirits 20 August 1 September 10 September 2024
Whisky & Spirits 17 September 29 September 8 October 2024
Miniatures, Memorabilia & Books 1 October 13 October 22 October 2024
Whisky & Spirits 15 October 27 October 5 November 2024
Fine & Rare Wines 29 October 10 November 19 November 2024
Whisky & Spirits 12 November 24 November 3 December 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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