Bidding on whiskies at Whisky Auctioneer couldn’t be simpler! We run a live auction every month for 11 days and you can place a bid at any time during this (there is no benefit to waiting until the last day!)
If you are interested in buying whisky visit our current auction page, if there isn’t one live don’t worry, just make sure that you are registered and ready to bid for our next auction!
GETTING STARTED BUYING WHISKY
These simple steps will allow you to register and start bidding on our current live whisky auctions!
Firstly, you will need to register on our site here. It costs £5 (ex VAT), but it’s worth it! You will now have access to the most rare, iconic and collectable whiskies to be found online!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Sign up to our newsletter to receive a reminder when the auction goes live.
To bid on a lot, enter the maximum bid you would be happy to pay for the item. We use an incremental bidding system which you can find out more about here. If you are outbid, we will automatically notify you by email. If the auction has not yet ended you will be able to increase your maximum bid should you wish.
Please make sure that you have fully examined the lot carefully before you place your bid.
Our auctions end from 7PM (BST) on the closing date specified on our current auction page. Once 7PM is reached, bidding activity on any item will continue to prolong the ENTIRE auction by a further two minutes. Therefore, the auction will only finish if 7PM has passed, and there has been a two-minute period where no bids have been placed on any bottle across the entire auction.
If you have successfully won a lot, we will notify you automatically by email.
Upon winning a lot, payment is required immediately before dispatch/collection. Our website features a quick and easy check-out process which will direct you to a secure payment page.
Please see our terms and conditions for more information.
Once payment is received, we aim to deliver as soon as possible. We provide worldwide shipping (prices found here) as well as Loss & Breakage Assurance (formerly Risk Free Shipping) options, free collection from our office in Perth and complimentary storage for up to three months.
Find out more here about our delivery and storage options/charges.
Our Buying Fees
Buying Commission - 10% of the final selling price / hammer Price
Please note VAT (at 20%) is charged to commission, delivery and surcharges. VAT is not applicable to the hammer price of the whisky.
(Optional) Loss & Breakage Assurance (formerly Risk Free Shipping) - 3% of the total value of all Lots included in your order.
Late Payment Fee - 3% of the total order balance outstanding 168 hours (7 days) following close of auction.
Non-EEA Credit Card Surcharge - 3% on credit card payments from buyers outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).
Bank Transfer / BACS / IBAN
If you wish to pay by an alternative method please call us on 01738 245576 to discuss.
WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING PAYMENT METHODS
JCB / Diners / Maestro / American Express Cards
OUR UPCOMING AUCTIONS
November 22 - December 2 bottles need to be with us by November 11
December 20 - January 6 bottles need to be with us by December 9