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Seller's Guide

Whiskey Bidders would be happy to help you sell your Whiskey. We hope to offer a professional, friendly service which will ensure that not only will you get the best prices for your Whiskey, but that it will also be a pleasant process for you. We are always ready to accept bottles for our auctions, please check the upcoming auction dates on our Auction Calendar.

Please read the directions below or feel free to contact us directly on


If you have not done so already you will need to register with us. Registration only takes a few minutes and costs €5, payable through Stripe, our online secure payments partner . As you might expect we would need certain details from you, and once registered you can either send us your bottles that you wish to sell, or place bids in an auction, or both. 
Click here to register


If you would like a free valuation for your bottles, you can request a valuation and one of our whiskey experts will get back in touch with you. Please click on the link below to be taken to our Whiskey Valuations page.


We are based in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath so we are well-located in the heart of the country which may be a help geographically in getting your bottles to us.

We can accept bottles in a number of ways:

1. You can ship them (or deliver them in person) to our offices in Mullingar, at this address: Ian Hayes, c/o WB Ltd, Unit 7B Global House, Forest Park, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath N91 H940.

2. You can avail of one of our nationwide 'bottle drop off points', as follows (please see note below that you MUST let us know in advance that you are dropping bottles off):

DUBLIN: The Harbour Bar & Restaurant, 120-121 Lower Main Street, Rush, Co. Dublin K56 FP70 Tel: 01 8438937
DONEGAL: Dicey Reilly's Bar & Off Licence, Market Street, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal F94 FY61. Tel: 071 9851371
SLIGO: Foley's Off Licence, 18 Castle Street, Sligo, Co. Sligo. Tel: 071 9138900
LIMERICK: Fine Wines, Vintage House, Roches Street, Limerick, Co. Limerick. Tel: 061 412449
WATERFORD: Revolution Craft Beer and Whiskey Bar, The Apple Market, 19 John Street, Waterford. Tel: 051 844444
CORK: CarryOut Glanmire, Glanmire Shopping Centre, Riverstown, Co. Cork T45 DH05 Tel: 021 4820892
TIPPERARY: CarryOut Nenagh, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary E45 NY90. Tel: 06731395
KERRY: CarryOut The Reeks, Tralee Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry V93 YP6P. Tel: 064 6622588

Please book ahead with our Head Office to make sure that we know that you are dropping off any bottles. You can do this by emailing or calling Ian on 0830126229. Please note that if you wish to use one of these drop-off points that you MUST have your bottles there at least 7 days before the auction deadline so that we can collect them during the following week and have them all back in our office by the deadline day.

Notes on shipping: Please make sure that your bottles are well-packaged and that you use a reputable shipping/ courier company. Please also make sure to include a piece of paper in the parcel that has your name, address, email address, and your mobile number. Please include a list of the items you have sent in on that sheet of paper so that we can check it on delivery and advise you of any discrepancies/ issues, and note any reserves that you want placed on any particular item.
Please note that Whiskey Bidders Ltd are not responsible for your whiskey until such time as they have been received at our offices and checked in for bottle condition etc. We will advise you when this has been done.


Once we have received your bottle(s) we will confirm the item number and condition of the items and if acceptable they can then be listed in an upcoming auction. We will take professional photographs, create accurate and clear lot descriptions and begin work on promoting your bottles to our wide audience of whiskey enthusiasts.


If your item has successfully sold, payment is made to the seller within 21 business days (normally in around 10-12 business days).


If you place a reserve on a lot and it does not sell, we can either list it in a subsequent auction (subject to fees) or arrange for delivery back to yourself (subject to delivery charge) or if it suits you, you can collect it from our office by prior arrangement.


These are currently as follows:
Listing fee - €4 per lot
Reserve fee - €8 per lot
Buyer’s commission – 10% on final selling price
Seller’s commission – 5% on final selling price

Please note that we will be charging VAT at the appropriate rate (currently 23%) on all our charges. Just to be clear there is NO VAT charge on the hammer price of any lots.
Here are two seller’s examples that should explain how it works: 
In one of our auctions, lets say that the 'hammer price' (the winning bid) was €200 and there was no reserve in place. The listing fee is €4, which is €4.92 including VAT. Seller’s commission is 5% so that would be €10 plus VAT which is €12.30. So the seller would recieve €200-€4.92-€12.30 = €182.78 for their bottle, paid by bank transfer to an account of their choosing, around 10-12 days after the auction closes.
Say another customer sold a different bottle in one of our auctions, this time for say €3,650. Let's say that they had placed a €3,500 reserve on that lot. So, the listing fee is €4, reserve fee is €8, that's €12 which including VAT it is €14.76. Seller’s commission is 5% so that would be €182.50, including VAT that is €224.48. The total fees then are €14.76+€224.48 = €239.24. So they would recieve €3,650-€239.24 =  €3,410.76 for their bottle.
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