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Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Whisky at Auction

If you are interested in selling whisky online, we are always ready to accept entries for our upcoming whisky auctions. We provide free expert whisky valuations and complimentary bottle collections across the UK and E.U.  

If you have a bottle of whisky that you would like to sell or have valued, please follow the directions below or feel free to contact us directly. 

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1. REGISTER AN ACCOUNT 

Registering an account will give you lifetime access to buy and sell in our regular monthly and exclusive auctions. Registration costs £5 (ex VAT) to authenticate users and mitigate against illegitimate bidding. 

  

2. FREE AUCTION ESTIMATE 

If you would like a free valuation for your bottles, please request an estimate and one of our whisky experts will get back in touch with you. 

  

3. GET YOUR BOTTLES TO US 

We will help you decide on the simplest and safest way of getting your whisky to us for auction. Find out more on the options available including our free courier collections across the UK and European Union and our Whisky Auctioneer bottle pick-up service. 

  

ARRANGE A COURIER

DROP-OFF

BOTTLE PICK-UP SERVICE 

  

4. AUCTION 

Once we have received your bottle(s ) we will confirm the quality and condition of the items and if acceptable they can then be listed in an upcoming auction (find upcoming auction dates here). You can also confirm if you would like a reserve price (min. £150) applied at this stage. We will take professional photographs, create accurate and clear lot descriptions and begin work on promoting your bottles to our global audience of whisky enthusiasts.

  

5. PAYMENT TERMS 

If your item has successfully sold, payment is made to the seller within 21 business days (full information can be found in our terms and conditions). 

If you place a reserve on a lot and it does not sell, we can either list it in a subsequent auction (subject to fees) or arrange for delivery back to yourself (subject to delivery charge).  

FAQs

How much is my whisky worth?

The value of a bottle of whisky is constantly fluctuating according to supply and demand. Whisky Auctioneer can provide a valuation according to the latest market trends. If you would like a free, no-obligation valuation, please visit our Free Auction Estimate page.

I have a large collection to sell - can Whisky Auctioneer help me?

Yes. Whisky Auctioneer can offer sellers a full range of services when it comes to larger private collections. The time and effort required to build such a collection shows commitment, care and enthusiasm and as whisky enthusiasts ourselves, we understand this and use our extensive experience in order to treat collectors prized possessions with the respect, esteem and attention they deserve. We work hand in hand with private collectors to make the process of using our services as seamless and straightforward as possible.

If you are interested in finding out more about our services, please get in touch with our Customer Service team.

How many items can I submit to sell?

You can submit as many bottles as you like! 

Are there any items you don't accept?

Due to various reasons we don't accept the following items:

  • Any Bell's decanters
  • Cream liqueurs
  • Home-made merchandise
  • Jugs and all glassware that is not part of a gift set
  • Items which could contain risk to our customers, for example liqueur chocolates
  • Bottles from Copper Monument that are still available for sale 
  • All unofficial miniature re-bottlings, with the exception of Perfect Measure and Drinks by the Dram.

Whisky Auctioneer reserves the right to accept or reject any bottles at their own discretion.

What fees are involved for selling whisky?

There is a £5 listing fee per bottle (not per lot). Once a bottle is sold, sellers pay a 5% commission on the final sale price.

If you wish to place a reserve on an item there is a fee of £7.50 per lot.

Please note VAT is charged to commission, listing and reserve fees.  VAT is not applicable to the hammer price of the whisky.

More information including additional fees, reserve price restrictions and payment terms can be found here.

Contact Us

UK Address:
Whisky Auctioneer Ltd,
West Building, Ruthvenfield Grove,
Inveralmond Industrial Estate,
Perth, United Kingdom, PH1 3FN

German Address:
Zechenring 6B, 41836, Ratheim,
Germany

Tel: +44 (0)1738 245576

Email: info@whiskyauctioneer.com

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