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:
2019 AUCTION DATES
Auction Submission cut-off Auction Live Auction Ends
Whisky Ambassadors’ Charity 2019 16 Jul 18 Aug 27 Aug
September 2019 19 Aug 1 Sep 10 Sep
October 2019 16 Sep 29 Sep 8 Oct
MINIATURES October 2019 16 Sep 13 Oct 22 Oct
November 2019 21 Oct 3 Nov 12 Nov
December 2019 18 Nov 1 Dec 10 Dec
2020 AUCTION DATES
Auction Submission cut-off Auction Live Auction Ends
MINIATURES (extended) January 2020 19 Nov 22 Dec 7 Jan
January 2020 16 Dec 12 Jan 21 Jan
February 2020 20 Jan 2 Feb 11 Feb
March 2020 17 Feb 1 Mar 10 Mar
April 2020 23 Mar 5 Apr 14 Apr
Miniatures April 2020 30 Mar 19 Apr 28 Apr
May 2020 20 Apr 3 May 12 May
June 2020 26 May 7 Jun 16 Jun
July 2020 22 Jun 5 Jul 14 Jul
Miniatures July 2020 6 Jul 19 Jul 28 Jul
August 2020 20 Jul 2 Aug 11 Aug
September 2020 24 Aug 6 Sep 15 Sep
October 2020 21 Sep 4 Oct 13 Oct
Miniatures October 2020 5 Oct 18 Oct 27 Oct
November 2020 19 Oct 1 Nov 10 Nov
December 2020 16 Nov 29 Nov 8 Dec

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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