Scotch Whisky Auctions is the UK's biggest whisky online auction site hosting monthly auctions. We are THE whisky auctioneer, but it's not just whisky that we sell. You can find brandies and cognacs here too, as well as a wealth of whisky memorabilia. If you're looking for a whisky auction, SWA is the site to visit.

What fees do you charge?

We have clear and fair fees for both our buyers and sellers. The sellers fees are:

All fees will attract VAT where applicable.

(Please see the buyers tab for buying fees)


Can I bring the bottles to you?

Of course! You can drop bottles off at the office Monday to Friday during our opening hours 9am - 5pm.

We are open on one Saturday a month. This is by appointment only. Please call the office or email to arrange this. To see which Saturdays we are scheduling appointments, please see the auction dates below.


I'm not based in Glasgow, what address do I use for sending the bottles to you?

Bottles can be sent to:

Unit C 139 Lancefield Street
G3 8HZ

Please make sure that your full contact details are included in the box so we can contact you to let you know of their safe arrival. It saves a lot of time if you have registered before you send us the bottles. Please contact us for details.

All bottles sent to us are done so at your own risk. We cannot be responsible for any damage or loss in transit. Please keep a note of your tracking numbers and couriers for your records.

If you are based overseas, especially if you're in the US, please speak to us before you send in any bottles.


Can you recommend me a courier or someone to collect my bottles from me?

Absolutely! We use various couriers and do regular collections in person. If you're in Aberdeen and the North East we have a monthly collection service you may be able to use. If you're in England, we have regular collections from all over the country. Please contact the office for more information.

If you've got a couple of bottles you wish to send in we may be able to offer you our excellent rates with UPS or DHL. Please contact us for more information.


How should I pack my bottles for transport?

First of all you need a good, strong cardboard box which will allow you to keep the bottles upright. You'll also need plenty of bubble wrap or packing materials to make sure that the bottles are well protected. Please make sure that your bottles arrive in plenty of time for the auction. See the dates below.

If we are collecting the bottles directly from you please make sure that your name is on the outside of the box. This will speed up the booking in process once the bottles are back in the office.


What bottles do you accept?

We specialise in whiskies but we do auction other spirits as well as vintage beers.

With regards to wines; we are happy to accept them but we cannot guarantee the storage and treatment of these bottles prior to them arriving at SWA. We don't regard ourselves as experts on bottlings or producers but we will do our best when writing up the lots.

We reserve the right to refuse any bottle for auction. If there is any doubt about the authenticity of a bottle, it will not be offered for auction. In the event of a dispute arising over the provenance or authenticity of any bottle, if it cannot be proved to be genuine, it will be returned to the seller.

We also reserve the right to restrict the number of bottles of any particular release or expression. With relation to new releases, they will be limited to one per person for the first 3 months following their release. We're happy to accept mulitples of new releases but they will be entered into different auctions.

Are there any bottles you don't accept?

Yes, there are a few specific bottles:

Other general items:

Please see above for our right to refuse any bottle from the auction.


Please note that all submissions of glassware are entirely at the auctioneer's discretion. Loose collections of glasses will often be rejected.


How do I set a reserve?

We will discuss reserves when booking in your bottles. Please note that reserves attract an additional fee per lot (see above for the fees). Full reserve details can be found in our terms and conditions.


How do I watch my bottles during the auction?

You can use the website or the app to watch your bottles. There is a link inside your account "view bottles I'm selling in the latest auction" and this will load your bottles. Please note that this will only work while the auction is live!

You will receive a receipt at the time of book with your lot numbers as well.


How will I be paid for my bottles?

If you are a successful seller, we will not process your payments until the buyer has paid us, has received their bottle(s) and is satisfied that our descriptions were accurate.

Please note that all payments are made 21 days after the auction closes and are done over a couple of days. You will receive an email with notification of what you have been paid, along with the deductions once the payment has been processed.

We can pay through:

Some forms of international payment will attract fees. SWIFT payment attracts a fee of £17. These are deducted from your sales totals.


What dates are the auctions? And when do I need to get the bottles to you?

Auction number

Bottles due in by & Saturday drop off

Auction goes live

Auction ends

Payments start week beginning


14th January

27th January

5th February

27th February


11th February

24th February

5th March

27th March


11th March

24th March

2nd April

24th April


15th April

28th April

7th May

29th May


13th May

26th May

4th June

26th June


10th June

23rd June

2nd July

24th July

Ready to sell? Or got a question we haven't answered? Get in touch!

Call the office on 0141 243 2585 or drop us an email at