Bidding on whiskies online at Whisky Auctioneer couldn’t be simpler. We run a live auction every month for 10 days and you can place a bid at any time during this period.
Our auctions feature an unrivalled range of old, rare and collectible whiskies to buy online. If you are interested in buying whisky visit our current auction page, but if there isn’t an auction live, don’t worry, just make sure that you are registered and ready to bid for the next auction.
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. BID ONLINE
To bid on a lot in a live auction, you can either:
Make a single increment bid by pressing the orange button on the right of the lot listing. This button displays the increment amount. You will then be prompted to confirm your bid. (Find out more about our incremental bidding system here)
Enter the maximum bid you would be willing to pay for the item in the £ box and hit 'PLACE' to confirm your bid. If someone bids against you, our bidding system will then increase your bid incrementally until your maximum bid amount is reached. 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 bid should you wish.
3. HOW DOES THE AUCTION END?
Our auctions end from 7PM (UK local time) on the closing date. Once 7PM (UK local time) is reached, bids on any lot will extend the ENTIRE auction by a further two minutes. Therefore, the auction will only finish if 7PM (UK local time) has passed, and there has been a two-minute period where no bids have been placed on any bottle across the entire auction. The auction will usually continue for several hours after 7PM (UK local time).
4. PROCESS YOUR ORDER AND PAY
If you have successfully won a lot, we will notify you automatically by email. Follow the link in your email and the on-screen instructions to process your order. Important information regarding payment can be found here.
5. COLLECT, SHIP OR STORE YOUR ORDER
You can find out all information regarding shipping your order.
Whisky Auctioneer also offer a storage service which you can read about here.
Please note that to collect bottles from our UK office you must have booked an appointment, however, if your area has travel restrictions or lockdown measures in place or you are required to self-isolate, please do NOT book an appointment to visit our premises. please visit our COVID-19 Information page for more information.