Our fair rates

Transparent and fair rates, that's what we stand for! On this page, you will find all our rates clearly arranged.


Description Pricing
Registration fee

€ 5,00

The registration fee is a one-off, non-refundable fee. This is used to verify your age with our Payment partner and to ensure that your payment details are confirmed and to avoid illegitimate bidding.

Value Added Tax (VAT)

Are you a citizen of the European Union? Then 21% VAT is added to all fees, including to the commissions and (our) shipping costs. No VAT is applied to the hammer price.

All prices or fees subject to VAT are presented as including VAT.

Selling whisky

Description Pricing
Seller's fee

5% of the hammer price

Listing fee

€ 2,00 per lot

Non-refundable if the whisky is not sold. The whisky can be relisted once free of charge.

Reserve price

€ 6,50 per lot (if placed)

Will not be charged if the whisky is not sold (only when cancelling will the fee be charged).

Auction Service

You can use our auction service. We will then do all the work from photography to sending the bottle to the buyer. Read about our Auction Service for all the benefits.

1-10 bottles
11-50 bottles
50+ bottles
€ 6,00 per bottle
€ 5,50 per bottle
€ 5,00 per bottle

Want to sell multiple bottles in a single lot? For each additional bottle € 3,00 will be charged.

Buying whisky

Description Pricing
Buyer's fee

10% of the hammer price

Shipping costs

This depends on how the bottle is auctioned. If the seller handles everything himself, he will also specify the shipping costs. These are mentioned with the lot.

If European Whisky Auctions takes care of the handling, our own shipping rates apply. You can find them here .

A packing and handling fee of € 3,00 per bottle is added to every shipment invoice.

Please note that shipping rates can be subject to constant change.

Payment surcharges

No payment surcharges are charged, except for non-European credit cards. Then a surcharge of 3,5% applies.

Availability of payment methods may vary depending on your country. Check out the overview of available payment methods and their costs.

Storage fees

At European Whisky Auctions, you can store your won bottles. Storage is free for a period of 10 weeks, which includes at least 2 auction runs. After the expiration of the free storage period, a storage fee will be charged for the upcoming year.

The storage fee amounts to 3,7% of the hammer price + buyer fee (with a minimum of €5,00). The sum of the hammer price and buyer fee also constitutes the insured value of the bottle.

We're here to help. And to start with, we have collected all frequently asked questions and listed them clearly for you. If you have any questions that we haven't been able to answer we would love to hear from you! Drop us a line and a member of our team will be in touch.

Questions & answers