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Step-by-Step Guide to Sell Whisky at Auction

If you would like to sell 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. Click here to find out more about fees and payment terms for selling.

  

2. FREE AUCTION ESTIMATE 

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

  

3. GET YOUR BOTTLES TO US 

We take the hassle out of choosing the best way for you to get your bottles to us. Our expert Customer Service Team is ready to advise, and all they need is a few simple details.  

Please visit our How To Get Your Bottles To Us page for more information. Ready to sell? You must complete our form on this page to submit your bottles for sale. 

  

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 (find out more information about fees and payment terms). 

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 or unlicensed 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
  • Unofficial re-bottlings, including Gold Star Luxury and Luxury Spirits decanters 
  • All unofficial miniature re-bottlings, with the exception of Perfect Measure and Drinks by the Dram.
  • Un-sealed hand-filled bottlings, including Balvenie Warehouse 24 Samples
  • Vermouth

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

What fees are involved for selling whisky?

All of the information that you need about the fees involved for selling can be found on our dedicated Seller's Fees and Payment Terms page.

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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