Quickstart: how to sell whisky

Most marketplaces and many social media platforms do not allow spirits to be sold. Therefore, using our specialised auction platform is the best choice for selling your valuable whisky.
Step 1

Register account

Of course you must have an European Whisky Auctions account before you can sell whisky through our platform. Registration costs €5 (excluding VAT) to authenticate users. The registration fee is a one-off, non-refundable fee.

By creating an account you automatically agree to our terms of use (for sellers). When you create your account, we will also ask you to confirm your e-mail address. In order to sell whisky, you must also provide your bank account details and verify these with our Payment partner.

After setting up your seller account and configuring your shipping rates, you are ready to register bottles for one of our auctions.

Step 2

Register bottles

Registering your bottles isn't that hard. On the contrary, we have made the process as easy as possible. Simply sign in to your account and click the 'register bottles' link.

Fill in the form as completely as possible. It is important that you accurately describe any damage to the bottle or packaging. We also need to know if the bottle is no longer complete (e.g. the packaging is missing). When registering, you can indicate whether you want to set a reserve price or not. This allows you to set a minimum hammer price for the sale. Please note that there are costs involved with setting a reserve price.

Are you going to auction several bottles? You can also submit your bottles in an Excel list and we will take care of the registration. Please contact us for more information .

The next steps depend on the choice you made in step 2.

Step 3

Auction

Once registration is complete and photos have been uploaded or we have received the bottles (depending on your choice), we will schedule the bottle for one of the upcoming auctions. Below you can see the upcoming auctions. Registration must be completed before the deadline or the bottle will be moved to the next auction.

A listing fee applies for each bottle included in the auction. This is an administrative fee for checking and listing the bottle. If the bottle is not sold, it can be re-listed once at no additional cost.

  1. March 2024

    March 22nd - March 31st
    Last bottle drop off: Friday 15th March.
  2. April 2024

    April 19th - April 28th
    Last bottle drop off: Friday 12th April.

After the auction is closed, you will receive a message from us with instructions for the next steps.

Step 4

Payment

At the end of the auction you will receive an invoice from us with the proceeds of the bottle (the hammer price) and the auction fees that we will charge you.

These auction costs can consist of:

  • A listing fee of € 2,00 per lot
  • A reserve price fee of € 6,50 per lot (optional)
  • A sales commission of 5% of the hammer price
  • 21% VAT on the fees and auction commission (no VAT applies to the hammer price)

Please note that for international transactions, your bank may charge you for transfer costs. You can find all our pricing here .

Do you have any questions left? Please don't forget to check out our
frequently asked questions on selling whisky.