Looking to sell

How it works 

  • As the world’s first, cask-dedicated, live online auction, we offer your cask maximum exposure to our expansive global audience.
  • Sellers can have peace in mind that the process will be handled smoothly and efficiently with a point of contact along the way. You can be confident that your cask is in good hands with the experienced and reputable Master Whisky Auctioneers.
  • Sellers enjoy a 0% seller commission rate on all lots being sold.
  • Our auctions are a proven success, with £400,000+ worth of casks sold to date.
Request valuation

Step 1 - Get in touch

Start by giving us a call or sending us an email. We will need the details of your cask so feel free to include those right away. Or, you can simply request a valuation form and we will get back to you! 

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Step 2 - Verification and Samples

Once we have all the details of your cask, we’ll be in touch directly to confirm the provenance and ownership of your cask in line with our counterfeit policy.

We will also require a 70cl sample from the cask, so that prospective bidders can sample the whisky and we can write our tasting notes and discuss a re-gauge. Although this may not be necessary in the event that your cask has been re-gauged within the last six months. A re-gauge and sample may be requested at the same time.

All casks are sold as of the last re-gauge date, and we are not liable for any loss of liquid or fall in ABV since the last re-gauge. Please see our terms and conditions for more details.

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Step 3 - Valuations, Estimates and Reserves

When we have all the necessary details for your cask, we will work closely with you on a valuation and an auction estimate range based on our market knowledge and expertise. We welcome a reserve price at no extra cost to be mutually agreed on with us.

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Step 4 - Payment

Once payment has been received, we will transfer the funds to you within 21 working days.

Once we have all the necessary due diligence, we request payment from winning bidders within 7 working days from the invoice date.

Please allow 28 working days from the end of the auction to the final payment to allow us to conduct our HMRC due Diligence and handle the payment. Many of the buyers will be overseas bidders and international transfers take longer than domestic transfers. Please see our terms and conditions for further information.

Once we have received payment from the successful bidder, we will need to organise the transfer of ownership of the cask into the Buyer’s name. If your cask is not already stored with us, we’ll require a Delivery Order from you. We are more than happy to help with any of the administration. 

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