Global Whisky Auctions

Buying Whisky

These simple steps will allow you to register and start bidding on the latest Global Whisky Auction.

Global Whisky Auctions


Firstly, you will need to register on the website. Registration is free.

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When the monthly auction begins, you (a registered website user) will be sent an email which will include a link to the current auction, allowing you to peruse the bottles available and make bids on any of the lots of your choosing.

We use an incremental bidding system so you only need select the maximum price you wish to pay and you will receive an email if you are outbid on any of the lots on which you have bid. You will also be able keep an eye on your bids through your account.​​​​

N.B. Please make sure that you have fully examined the lot carefully before you place your bid. By bidding on a lot you are agreeing with the Terms & Conditions set out here and you are commiting to  purchasing if your bid is the highest at the end of the auction.

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Timer Rules

The auction will end at 7pm.  In the event of a bid being submitted on any lot at 6.59pm, the auction will be prolonged for a further two minutes. In these circumstances, the auction will end when there has been no activity on any lot for two minutes after 7pm.

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Shipping Or Collection

You can either collect the lots you have won in person at:

Robert Graham Ltd - 111 West George St, Glasgow, G2 1QX (Free of Charge)
or from one of our other two shops in Cambridge and Edinburgh
(Please Note - there will be a delivery charge for this option)

See All Our Shops

Or we can deliver to you (please see delivery page for costs of shipping)

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Bidding Rules

Bidding will be placed into the following increments of:

BIDS                 INCREMENT

£1-10               £0.50

£11-20             £1

£21-50             £2

£51-100           £5

£101-200         £10

£201-500         £15

£501-1000       £20

£1000-2000     £25

£2000-4999     £50

£5000+            £100

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Buying Fees

Buyers will pay a 10% commission plus VAT (VAT is only placed on the commission paid, not on the whole hammer price) on top of the hammer price for each lot.
This applies to British and EU customers.
Insurance is optional and will be charged at 3%(Ex VAT)
of the Hammer price (not including the commission).
Payments for lots won should be paid within 7 days from the close of the auction.
Payments made after this period will automatically incur a 3% surcharge (Late Payment Fee) on the entire invoice.
Non-EEA Transaction Fee - 3% on card payments from buyers outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).

BACS payments can be made at no charge.
International transfer fees are bourne by the buyer.

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Buy It Now

Our Unique Buy-it-Now option will allow you to make a fixed bid on a bottle (Buy-it-Now). Be aware that the bottle will stay live in the auction until it is fully paid for, so if you wish to choose this option please pay for the bottle straight away.. Please note that this will only be available on specific lots chosen at the discretion of the auctioneer.