Thank you for visiting Whisky Auctioneer. Buying fine and rare whisky could not be easier than with us.
Whisky Auctioneer specialises in auctioning fine and rare bottles of whisky (and other spirits). With the most competitive fees and fast service there is really no other auction to buy from.
Festive Opening Hours
Please note our offices in Perth will be closed for the festive period between Sat 22nd - Wed 26th Dec and Sat 29th Dec - Wed 2nd Jan Inclusive.
Last Posting Dates
UK: 18th December
Europe: 17th December
USA: 14th December (not guaranteed)
Rest of the World: 14th December
Auction System Explained
Taking part in our on-line auctions is simple: register here, and you will receive an email when our auction goes live. You can then browse the auction freely and bid on all of the available lots. A quick guide can be found below.
Register with us, it's worth it. It costs £5 (ex VAT) but once you are registered you are all set to participate in our auctions. We are able to support you throughout the entire auction/registration process. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. You can register on the form at the bottom of this page.
Use our friendly search, navigation and filter tools to browse the current auction.
Select a lot
Select a Lot, read the description and take a good look at the pictures.
Bid on a lot
Once you are happy, enter the maximum bid you would be happy to pay for the item. Once your maximum bid is placed our system automatically increases the bid level of the Lot incrementally (based on the table below) until it reaches your maximum bid.
|£15.00 - £24.99||£2.00|
|£25.00 - £99.99||£5.00|
|£100.00 - £499.99||£10.00|
|£500.00 - £999.99||£25.00|
|£1,000.00 - £1,999.99||£50.00|
|£2,000.00 - £9,999.99||£100.00|
|£10,000.00 - No Limit||£500.00|
Once confirmed you will instantly see whether or not you are the highest bidder, or if you have yet to meet the reserve. When 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.
How the Auction Ends
The end date of the current auction will always be clearly displayed on the orange notification bar at the foot of the website.
Our auctions end from 7pm (GMT). Once 7pm is reached, bidding activity on any item will continue to prolong the ENTIRE auction by a further 2 minutes.
The two conditions necessary for the auction to finish are that 7pm has passed, and that a full 2 minute period has been observed where no bids have been placed on any bottle in the entire auction. This means that it can often take between 2.5 to 3.5 hours for the auction to end.
Win a lot
When the auction ends, we will automatically notify you by email if you have won the lot.
If you have successfully won at auction, you will receive a notification from us. Payment is required immediately, please see our terms and conditions for more information.
Once payment is received, we aim to deliver as soon as possible. We are able to deliver whiskies internationally. Our delivery charges are listed here.
Risk Free Shipping
We are now able to offer risk free delivery for your purchases. For your convenience, this is automatically selected at the checkout stage. However, if you do not wish to take out Risk Free Shipping on your purchase, please deselect this when completing your order.
Please note Risk Free Shipping warrants against total breakage and loss only, and does not cover minor damage and leakage in transit.
If any issue arises in transit regarding breakage, it is critical to retain all the original packaging and contact us immediately.
Items can be collected or stored with us for combining and later dispatch. Storage is free for 3 months, After 3 months there is a daily £1 per Order charge.
Our Buying Fees
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.
Risk Free Delivery (Optional) - 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
December 21st - January 7th bottles need to be with us by December 14th.
January 25th - February 4th bottles need to be with us by January 14th.
February 22nd - March 4th bottles need to be with us by February 11th.
March 22nd - April 1st bottles need to be with us by March 11th.
April 26th - May 6th bottles need to be with us by April 15th
May 24th – June 3rd bottles need to be with us by May 13th
June 21st - July 1st bottles need to be with us by June 10th
July 26th - August 5th bottles need to be with us by July 15th
August 23rd – September 2nd bottles need to be with us by August 12th
September 27th - October 7th bottles need to be with us by September 16th
October 25th – November 4th bottles need to be with us by October 14th
November 22nd - December 2nd bottles need to be with us by November 11th
December 20th - January 6th bottles need to be with us by December 9th