Selling your Whisky

Selling Through Auction

Today's secondary market for old and rare whiskies is the strongest it has ever been with many astonishing prices regularly achieved for the right bottles. Whisky Online is a world leader in the dedicated auctioneering of whisky and rare spirits. Each month we break new records and achieve remarkable prices. Depending on your collection and preferences, Whisky-Online will make you a fair offer to purchase your whisky outright, or auction your bottles on our site on your behalf. While there are advantages to each solution, we can help recommend the option that will yield the best results. See below to learn more about each solution


Step 1: Valuation

Send us a list of your bottles that you are interested to auction or sell along with high resolution images and a description that best describes the items for valuation. We will confirm suitability for auction with estimates.

Email us at or call the office on 01253 620376 and ask for Wayne or Harrison Ormerod.

Please submit your bottle details via our online form.

Lot item form

Step 2: Ship your Bottles

You can ship the bottles directly to us. For sellers in the UK we can assist with a collection service via our couriers, prices for which start at £15 + VAT within the mainland please see packing guide at the bottom of this page, as this will have to be undertaken by the sender, We also offer free collections and no obligation home valuations within certain parts of the UK, and for any sizeable collections of higher value.

Please call the office to make arrangements on 01253 620376.


Step 3: Auction

Once the bottles are with us we will handle all photography, promotion and description leading up to, and during and after the sale. We will create an account for you and forward the logging in details if you don't already have an account with us. You will be able monitor your consigned lot(s) from your account area, from the left hand menu simply select > "Items for sale" once the auction goes live you will be able track their progress with direct links to the live auction.

Note: your lots will only appear in your account area on the day of the auction.

Whisky Online Auctions
Units 1 - 3 Concorde House
Charnley Road

Step 4: Payment

Payments for items sold are carried out via bank transfer 7-14 working days after the end of the sale. You will receive the full amount minus our sellers commission fee which is 5% plus VAT, a £3 lotting fee plus VAT per item, which contributes to the admin and photography costs. Sellers within the EU also pay VAT @ 20% on the commission & lotting fees, if you are selling from outside the uk an international bank transfer charge may apply.

Selling Directly to Us

We use a wide variety of factors to establish the fair market value of a bottle. Current market conditions, our own track record with specific whiskies, the condition, provenance and also recent auction activity all play a role in determining price and our offer will be a fair reflection of this with a clear breakdown of our decision. .

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