How To Sell Your Whisky Cask In Auction

How to sell a whisky cask

Do you have a cask of maturing whisky?

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Call or email one of our experienced valuers Wayne or Harrison Ormerod on 01253 620376 - auctions@whisky-online.com


Commission & Other Charges

5% sellers commission
Listing fee per Lot - £3
Reserve fee - £5 per Lot

Non-EU international bank transfer charge may apply

VAT is payable by the seller on all services provided by the auctioneer, not the hammer price.

We also offer bespoke tasting notes which are produced from the most recent regauged cask sample. This is optional but highly recommended.


Trustpilot Reviews

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Mr Seaforth Club

Selling your whisky made as easy as 1 2 3
July 2017

1. From the outset Wayne was on hand to guide us through the process and to explain each step. I've now used Whisky-online auctions a few times now and have never been disappointed with any part of the process, Looking forward to the next one.....

Whisky Galore at WOA
November 2017

2. Never failed to be impressed by the professionalism of the WOA team. Having used them more than once to facilitate the sale of casks full of the most prized liquid, we have been blown away by the bids and ultimately the final hammer prices. Even when we encountered some little problems it has never been too much for Wayne to resolve, and have never stood in the way of us achieving some fantastic sales. So whether buying or selling your bottles or casks WOA is the place to be.

THANKS
January 2018

3. This was our 5th auction with Whisky Online, and we were not disappointed with the outcomes before and certainly not this time. Whether you are selling a single bottle or a cask, the staff will take care of you and answer any questions you may have and they treat each sale item as if it were their own. Cheers WOA, it has been an absolute pleasure to use your services and look forward to having the opportunity of using you again in the future.

Chris McCrosson

This was my first venture into an …
January 2018

1. This was my first venture into an auction of any type. I had a cask of Macallan - a sherry hogshead and I approached this with a great deal of trepidation and scepticism. In the end I placed my trust in Wayne and was not left disappointed. I found the whole process went exactly as he advised. He was extremely honest with his estimates, advice, timeframes and guidance without 'overpromising and under delivering'. Expectations were more than exceeded. The results were simply overwhelming - a UK auction record price achieved for a cask such as this. Communication was excellent, keeping me informed at every stage and payment received on the stated time. I think whisky-online auctions are making a name for themselves in cask sales and building a deserved reputation as market leaders. I cannot recommend them and my dealings with Wayne highly enough - great job!

Ajit

Fantastic company
October 2018

1. Fantastic company. Compliments to Wayne's knowledge and guidance to selling our cask. Definitely would recommend this company. Thanks all.



Selling your cask in auction

Selling your cask in auction incurs no further outlay and is made easy as our team are on hand to assist at every stage of the auction, keeping you up to date throughout the process from initial valuation to transfer of ownership to final payment. Selling casks is not new for us, we have experience built up by auctioning a portfolio of casks with a 100% track record. This is due to our database of buyers based around the World that we have collected over 25 years in the whisky industry. Our database of buyers includes casual & seasoned drinkers, collectors, investors and big consortiums as well as established independent bottlers.


What you need to consider

If you have thought about bottling your whisky, you need to consider the reality of how much effort and further investment this includes. The first question you need to ask yourself is how many bottles of the same whisky do you want to drink? Secondly, you’re going to need a lot of space to store 200-500 bottles. And finally, the cost involved removing the whisky from Bond - duty per litre, VAT, labelling and bottling costs. Depending on how many bottles your cask will produce and at what ABV, the cost can vary from £6,000- £15,000.


Additional information

We don’t just list your cask and hope for the best. We’re active in promoting casks to ensure that the right people are aware it is for sale. Images of the cask will boost interest as it gives potential buyers the feeling the cask actually exists. Adding to this we can produce bespoke tasting notes of the actual whisky from a recent cask sample as well as comments on how the whisky is performing in the cask. Again, this gives any potential buyer insight and the confidence to bid.


Our History Selling Whisky Casks

We started auctioning whisky casks back in 2017 and have since established ourselves as the leaders in this relatively new phenomenon. To date, we've sold over 30 whisky casks from all regions of Scotland. Whisky casks regularly feature in our month whisky auctions so whether you're looking to sell or buy one, we have you covered. 


RESULTS FOR WHISKY CASKS SOLD IN OUR AUCTION

RESULTS FOR WHISKY CASKS SOLD IN AUCTION
CASK TYPE & INFORMATION AMOUNT OF BOTTLES (70cl) DATE SOLD HAMMER PRICE VIEW SALE
HOGSHEAD OF TOBERMORY 1995 - CASK 1841 280 MAY 2019 £13,000 DETAILS »
SHERRY HOGSHEAD OF TULLIBARDINE 2005 - CASK 267 307 NOVEMBER 2018 £5,300 DETAILS »
HOGSHEAD OF MACALLAN 1990 - CASK 4070 208 NOVEMBER 2018 £49,500 DETAILS »
BOURBON BARREL OF TULLIBARDINE 2005 - CASK 186 211 NOVEMBER 2018 £3,100 DETAILS »
HOGSHEAD OF MACALLAN 1989 - CASK 9313 213 OCTOBER 2018 £90,100 DETAILS »
FIRST FILL HOGSHEAD OF TOBERMORY 1996 - CASK 438 252 SEPTEMBER 2018 £12,700 DETAILS »
FIRST FILL HOGSHEAD OF TOBERMORY 1994 - CASK 39 244 AUGUST 2018 £17,100 DETAILS »
REFILL CUSTOMER HOGSHEAD OF MACALLAN 1989 - CASK 3480 188 AUGUST 2018 £70,200 DETAILS »
FIRST FILL BUTT OF TOBERMORY 1994 - CASK 5015 461 AUGUST 2018 £25,600 DETAILS »
REFILL BUTT OF BEN NEVIS 1996 - CASK 1458 397 JUNE 2018 £13,000 DETAILS »
REFILL BUTT OF BEN NEVIS 1996 - CASK 1459 470 JUNE 2018 £13,000 DETAILS »
HOGSHEAD OF BRUICHLADDICH 1993 - CASK 1641 110 APRIL 2018 £7,100 DETAILS »
SHERRY HOGSHEAD OF MACALLAN 1989 - CASK 1248 257 JANUARY 2018 £242,200 DETAILS »
SHERRY HOGSHEAD OF MACALLAN 1990 - CASK 4048 240 DECEMBER 2017 £135,100 DETAILS »
REFILL SHERRY BUTT OF MACALLAN 1996 - CASK 15538 526 DECEMBER 2017 £168,300 DETAILS »
HOGSHEAD OF ISLE OF JURA 1992 - CASK 5488 197 DECEMBER 2017 £11,100 DETAILS »
HOGSHEAD OF ISLE OF JURA 1992 - CASK 5486 172 DECEMBER 2017 £7,700 DETAILS »
HOGSHEAD OF ISLE OF JURA 1992 - CASK 5490 172 DECEMBER 2017 £7,800 DETAILS »
HOGSHEAD OF ISLE OF JURA 1992 - CASK 5487 64 DECEMBER 2017 £575 DETAILS »
HOGSHEAD OF ARRAN 1997 - CASK 18 185 NOVEMBER 2017 £4,100 DETAILS »
REFILL HOGSHEAD OF MACALLAN 1995 - CASK 7739 236 OCTOBER 2017 £52,100 DETAILS »
BOURBON BARREL OF TULLIBARDINE 2006 - CASK 806 219 OCTOBER 2017 £2,300 DETAILS »
REFILL HOGSHEAD OF MACALLAN 1995 - CASK 7738 205 OCTOBER 2017 £52,100 DETAILS »
EX BOURBON BARREL OF LITTLEMILL 1990 - CASK 918 121 SEPTEMBER 2017 £31,100 DETAILS »
REFILL SHERRY HOGSHEAD OF MACALLAN 1994 - CASK 2316 201 SEPTEMBER 2017 £90,600 DETAILS »
REFILL SHERRY HOGSHEAD OF MACALLAN 1994 - CASK 2317 266 SEPTEMBER 2017 £82,100 DETAILS »
EX BOURBON BARREL OF TULLIBARDINE - CASK 15 240 AUGUST 2017 £3,700 DETAILS »
BOURBON BARREL OF PORT CHARLOTTE 2004 - CASK 969 231 JULY 2017 £9,300 DETAILS »
SHERRY HOGSHEAD OF MACALLAN 1993 - CASK 4131 144 JUNE 2017 £52,600 DETAILS »
HOGSHEAD OF MACALLAN 1993 - CASK 4130 202 JUNE 2017 £55,900 DETAILS »

Whisky Casks Sold In Auction