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Member Registration

In order to start bidding in our auctions you must register to become a member. There is a one-off registration fee of £5 (plus VAT) which will provide a lifetime membership. By registering with us, you are not only confirming you accept our terms and conditions but you are proving your identity and verifying your authenticity to purchase.

View Whisky Auctions

Once registered, you will be able to view upcoming auction dates. We hold an auction every month and you will receive an email prior to every auction going live. This allows you to keep up to date with what we have to offer. Our upcoming auction dates are as follows:
 

 Auction Start Date Auction End Date
Monday 24th June 2024  Monday 1st July 2024
Monday 29th July 2024 Monday 5th August 2024
Monday 26th August 2024 Monday 2nd September 2024
Monday 23rd September 2024 Monday 30th September 2024
Monday 28th October 2024 Monday 4th November 2024
Monday 25th November 2024 Monday 2nd December 2024
Monday 23rd December 2024 Monday 6th January 2025

When logged in, you will also be able to search previous whisky auctions and view hammer prices of lots sold.

Placing Your Bid

Bidding in our whisky auctions is quick and easy. Simply click on the lot you are interested in buying and this will open a page specific to that listing. Alternatively, we have a “quick bid” option which allows you to enter your maximum bid while staying on the current webpage.

Enter your maximum bid in the box provided and allow Prestige Whisky Auction to do the rest! Using our bespoke bidding software, you can rest assured that your bid will follow our minimum incremental amounts as detailed below:

 Minimum Next Bid Increment
£15 - £24.99 £2.50
£25 - £99.99 £5
£100 - £249 £10
£250 - £999 £20
£1000 - £2499 £25
£2500 - £4999 £50
£5000 - £9999 £100
£10,000 + £250

At Prestige Whisky Auction, we have invested in “anti-sniping” software to protect all our members and ensure fairness and equality when bidding. This means that if you are bidding against another member for a specific lot during the final 5 minutes of an auction, the end time will be extended by 10 minutes. This will continue until no more bids are entered and the lot has been sold.

It is important to note that all lots will have a buyers’ commission of 10% (plus VAT) applied to the hammer price.

Winning Lots

Once each auction ends you can view your winning bids and complete the checkout process via your online member account. You will also receive a confirmation email containing a checkout link.

Your basket will show a clear breakdown of all costs including hammer price, commission, delivery and VAT where applicable. Please remember that VAT (currently 20% in the UK) will be added to delivery, commission and insurance fees for members based in UK. VAT will not be charged on the hammer price unless clearly marked on a specific lot.

At the checkout, you will be provided with the option of making a payment online or by bank transfer. The quickest and easiest way to make payment is via our online system where we accept all major debit and credit cards.

Please note that any payments made by non-UK/EU cards, including American Express, will have a 3.5% surcharge added.

Shipping

At Prestige Whisky Auction, we offer flexible shipping methods for our members. At the checkout, you will be asked how you wish to receive your winning lots. Your options are as follows:


- Delivery by our carefully selected couriers to an address of your choice.

- Collection from our offices at a time convenient for you.

- Storage at our fully insured and secure warehouse for up to 60 days free of charge. 

 

Unlike any other whisky auction, we can also offer a personal white-glove delivery service within mainland UK. This is subject to prior arrangement so please email us at [email protected] to discuss your requirements.

For more information on our delivery services, please visit our dedicated shipping page.

Buying Casks: When you have the winning bid on a cask, you will follow the same checkout process as detailed above. One of our dedicated Account Managers will liaise with the buyer, seller and the distillery to arrange change of ownership. Our team will have this processed as quickly as possible for you and keep you updated at every stage.

It is important to note that our buyers' commission of 10% (plus VAT) will be added to the final hammer price.

Please note that all UK buyers will have to pay VAT at 20% on the above commission.

Got A Question?
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to buy a lot during auction?
When is payment due for bottles I have won?
How quickly will I receive my winning lot?
What shipping options are available for lots I have won?
Can I insure the items I have won against damage when in transit?