Archive: 2021/2

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Auction Spotlight: Irish Whiskey Auctions Feb 2021

It's been a little over a month since the last installment of Auction Spotlight, and what a month it has been. We had our first post brexit auctions which a lot of people were wary of bidding on due to the unknown custom charges and it turns out they were right to be wary. I've heard of some people paying 30-40% over the hammer price when including the fees from the auction house and the custom charges on top of that. Thankfully it looks like one of the UK auction sites, Whisky Auctioneer, have opened a German distribution and collection center, where you can send bottles to and they will store them there and those in the EU can bid on those and avoid the custom charges as it will never be in the UK. To do this they are adding an icon to each lot, so it'll be interesting to see how that works out!