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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:
2022 Auction Dates
Auction Submission cut-off Auction Live Auction Ends
Fine & Rare Wines 3 May 15 May 24 May 2022
Whisky & Spirits 17 May 29 May 7 June 2022
Fine & Rare Wines 31 May 12 June 21 June 2022
Whisky & Spirits 14 June 26 June 5 July 2022
Miniatures, Memorabilia & Books 14 June 10 July 19 July 2022
Whisky & Spirits 14 July 24 July 2 August 2022
Fine & Rare Wines 6 September 18 September 27 September 2022
Whisky & Spirits 20 September 2 October 11 October 2022
Miniatures, Memorabilia & Books 20 September 16 October 25 October 2022
Whisky & Spirits & The Drinks Trust Charity 18 October 30 October 8 November 2022
Fine & Rare Wines & The Drinks Trust Charity 1 November 13 November 22 November 2022
Whisky & Spirits 15 November 27 November 6 December 2022
2023 Auction Dates
Auction Submission cut-off Auction Live Auction Ends
Miniatures, Memorabilia & Books 15 November 2022 18 December 2022 3 January 2023
Whisky & Spirits 27 December 2022 8 January 2023 17 January 2023
Fine & Rare Wines 10 January 22 January 31 January 2023

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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