Buying

 

Bidding on whisky with Royal Mile Whisky Auctions is easy, and should you secure a lot then our shipping service is secure and with highly competitive rates. We also believe strongly that a truly fair and open auction is a great way to set a price, but only if certain rules are in place. We believe our ethics are unique in the whisky auction industry, so click here to be reassured why RMWA is the best site for bidders.

Registering as a Buyer

All bidders need to register as a customer with a credit or debit card, but this process is easy and quick. All you need to do is fill out your address details and your credit card or debit card number as you would when making an online purchase.

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Bidding

Once the auction is live and you are registered you can enter the maximum amount you are prepared to pay for the lot. If you have the highest bid and someone else bids on the lot the total will increase in set increments (detailed below) to the next highest amount above the other bid. If you are outbid we will let you know by email. Our bidding increments are as follows:

Price Range Increment
£0 - £24.99 £1.00
£25.00 - £49.99 £2.00
£50.00 - £99.99 £5.00
£100.00 - £499.99 £10.00
£500.00 - £999.99 £25.00
£1,000.00 - £1,999.99 £50.00
£2,000.00 - No Limit £100.00

If any lot receives a bid within two minutes before a lot ends, the lot continues for a further three minutes. This system prevents bidders with sniping software having an unfair advantage over other bidders, and we feel it is the best way to find a fair market price. This process may extend lots by a few hours, depending on activity.

Paying for your Lots

Should you win a bottle, we will issue an invoice after the end of the auction. Please be aware that all lots are subject to a buyers commission of 10% of the hammer price. VAT is not applicable to the hammer price of the lot but is applied to commission and any relevant further charges.

We will expect you to make payment within 3 working days of the invoice date to allow us to pay the seller. At the point of payment our shops in London, Edinburgh and Pitlochry can be selected as collection points and you will not be charged for shipping. Please note it may take a few days to transfer these bottles after payment, so please get in touch if you are in a hurry.

Shipping

Our sister company, Royal Mile Whiskies, has a large mail order business, and has sent thousands of parcels a year for over a decade. They will be securely packed with skill and care. Similarly, as we send large volumes of parcels our courier rates are very competitive. Shipping charges are calculated by the total weight of the won lots. The shipping tables below are based on standard bottle weights. Please be aware that larger and/or heavier lots may be subject to higher shipping rates.

1. UK Delivery Costs

UK Mainland (excluding Scottish Highlands)

Standard Delivery - Up to 3 days delivery
Bottles Cost
1 - 12 £5.75
13 - 24 £11.50

 

Express Delivery - Next working day delivery

Bottles Cost
1 - 12 £6.95
13 - 24 £13.90

 

Scottish Highlands

Standard Delivery - Up to 7 working days delivery

Bottles Cost
1 - 12 £9.95
13 - 24 £19.90

 

Scottish Islands

Standard Delivery - Up to 7 working days delivery

Bottles Cost
1 - 12 £23.00
13 - 24 £46.00

 

Isle of Man

Standard Delivery - Up to 7 working days delivery

Bottles Cost
1 - 12 £20.00
13 - 24 £40.00

 

Isle of Wight

Standard Delivery - Up to 7 working days delivery

Bottles Cost
1 - 12 £13.00
13 - 24 £26.00

 

Northern Ireland

Standard Delivery - Up to 3 working days delivery

Bottles Cost
1 - 12 £14.00
13 - 24 £28.00

 


 

2. European Delivery Costs

Zone 1
Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg & Netherlands

Standard Delivery - Up to 5 days delivery
Bottles Cost
1 £16.00
2 £17.00
3 £18.00
4 £19.00
5 £20.00
6 £21.00
7 £22.00
8 £23.00
9 £24.00
10 £25.00
11 £26.00
12 £27.00

 

Zone 2
Channel Islands & France

Standard Delivery - Up to 5 days delivery
Bottles Cost
1 £17.50
2 £18.50
3 £19.00
4 £20.00
5 £21.00
6 £22.00
7 £23.00
8 £24.00
9 £25.00
10 £26.00
11 £27.00
12 £27.00

 

Zone 3
Austria, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Portugal & Spain

Standard Delivery - Up to 5 days delivery
Bottles Cost
1 £21.00
2

£22.00

3 £22.50
4 £23.00
5 £24.00
6 £25.00
7 £27.00
8 £28.00
9 £29.00
10 £30.00
11 £31.00
12 £31.00

 

Zone 4
Lithuania

Standard Delivery - Up to 5 days delivery
Bottles Cost
1 £25.00
2 £28.00
3 £34.00
4 £36.00
5 £39.00
6 £42.00
7 £45.00
8 £46.00
9 £48.00
10 £50.00
11 £50.00
12 £50.00

 

Zone 5
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Poland & Slovakia

Standard Delivery - Up to 5 days delivery
Bottles Cost
1 £23.00
2 £24.00
3 £25.00
4 £26.00
5 £27.00
6 £28.00
7 £29.00
8 £30.00
9 £31.00
10 £32.00
11 £33.00
12 £34.00

 

Zone 5 (Air)
Greenland & Iceland

Standard Delivery - Up to 5 days delivery
Bottles Cost
1 £25.00
2 £29.00
3 £33.00
4 £37.00
5 £43.00
6 £46.00
7 £52.00
8 £55.00
9 £59.00
10 £62.00
11 £65.00
12 £68.00

 

Zone 6
Norway & Israel

Please be aware that parcels to Norway & Israel may be subject to high import duties, local taxes and customs administration charges.

 

Standard Delivery - Up to 5 days delivery
Bottles Cost
1 £21.00
2 £29.00
3 £34.00
4 £37.00
5 £42.00
6 £45.00
7 £49.00
8 £53.00
9 £55.00
10 £59.00
11 £63.00
12 £66.00

 

Zone 6 (Road)
Switzerland

Standard Delivery - Up to 5 days delivery
Bottles Cost
1 £21.00
2 £22.00
3 £23.00
4 £24.00
5 £25.00
6 £26.00
7 £27.00
8 £28.00
9 £29.00
10 £30.00
11 £31.00
12 £32.00

 


 

3. Global Delivery Costs

Zone 6 (Long Distance Air)
United States of America

Special Delivery - Up to 7 days delivery

Please note this service is not available in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Utah.

Bottles Cost
1 £49.50
2 £65.00
3 £82.00
4 £94.00
5 £104.00
6 £114.00
7 £164.00
8 £186.00
9 £198.00
10 £209.00
11 £218.00
12 £228.00

 

Zone 8
Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, South Korea & Taiwan

Please be aware that parcels to Australia may be subject to import duties, local taxes and customs administration charges.

 

Standard Delivery - Up to 7 days delivery
Bottles Cost
1 £27.00
2 £34.00
3 £37.00
4 £42.00
5 £49.00
6 £54.00
7 £79.00
8 £85.00
9 £90.00
10 £95.00
11 £101.00
12 £106.00

 

Zone 9
New Zealand & South Africa

Standard Delivery - Up to 7 days delivery
Bottles Cost
1 £30.00
2 £37.00
3 £44.00
4 £52.00
5 £59.00
6 £66.00
7 £75.00
8 £79.00
9 £88.00
10 £93.00
11 £101.00
12 £106.00

 


 




Please note:

  • Unfortunately we cannot offer weekend delivery; all deliveries are Monday to Friday.
  • Prices are based on a standard 70cl bottle (delivery costs can vary for heavier products, this will be automatically calculated at point of invoicing).
  • If you have any concerns about the tracking on your parcel or the lot itself please contact us on +44 (0) 131 524 9389 or email us on info@rmw.auction
  • Please be aware that if we are shipping your lots outside of the UK you may be subject to import duties, local taxes and customs administration charges. The recipient will be responsible for payment of these duties, taxes and charges, in full. Please contact your local Customs office to get more information.