Fine Wines and Spirits
1818 Auctioneers’ Fine Wines and Spirits department holds 4 specialist auctions annually.
These auctions are online and timed, with bidders able to submit bids over the course of 17 days. They have grown in popularity and now attract global attention, particularly for our rare examples of whisky.
The market has grown over the last few years and new records are being set all the time. It’s not unusual for a bottle of whisky to make £68,500 at auction. And if it’s a cask you are after, then expect to pay between £1,500 to over £500,000.
For those with a more modest budget, there are some great finds too like £48 for a 21 year old Grants Rare Old whisky and £25 for a ceramic decanter of Cunningham and McGuire's special reserve blend Scotch whisky. You may also find a quirky drinking dram in the guise of a miniature ceramic bird or animal.
If you have a fine wine or whisky bottle or collection you are considering selling at auction, please get in touch with Ken.
Meet the valuer
Specialist Valuer - Coins, Militaria, Wines & Spirits
A bottle of Gordon & Macphail Rare Old Single Malt Whisky.
Being distilled in 1982 at the Magdelene Distillery which then closed in 1983 leading to this whisky being a very collectable item. Final hammer price £400.
Eight bottles of Graham's 1975 Vintage Port Sold for £380
What is a timed online auction?
The auctions are easy to find on our (insert auction page link) where you can browse the auction catalogue from anywhere using a computer, phone or tablet. The timed auctions run for 17 days and you can follow the links to register to place a bid at any time within that.
How do I register to bid in an auction?
You can register to bid via the 1818 Auctioneers website (insert link) or via the-saleroom.com (insert link) if you already have an account with them. Simply follow the instructions from the online catalogues. The charges for buying an item with us are the same whichever way you choose to bid.
Can I have a look at the items in the auction before bidding?
You can view the items in every auction in person at our salerooms. We are located just off the M6 motorway at Junction 36. Our viewing sessions are: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (10am to 2pm). The viewings are open to all with no appointments necessary.
Can I bid offline?
Yes. You are welcome to place a commission bid with the admin team here at the auction house while viewing any of our auctions. You can also apply to leave a commission bid by email if we can verify your details in good time. All commission bids need to be with the admin team by 3pm on the Friday before the auction ends. The charges for buying an item with us are the same whichever way you choose to bid.
How do I sell an item at auction with you?
Please submit details of the item(s) you are hoping to sell using our valuations form . One of our Valuers or Auctioneers will then get in touch with you.
I can’t make it to the saleroom. What can I do?
If you aren’t able to view the auction, you are welcome to ask us for a condition report. Please request this (insert link to contacts page) by 12noon the Friday before the auction ends.
Do you offer postage of items if I can’t get to your saleroom to collect?
Items in our Fine Wines and Spirits auction can be posted.