Wine, Whisky & Spirits

Wine, Whisky & Spirits

Tennants is one of only a handful of UK auctioneers to hold dedicated Wine, Whisky and Spirits Sales. The department handles fine, collectable and affordable wines and champagne from the world’s leading producers as well as whisky, port, Madeira, cognac and liqueurs.

View Department Video

A buoyant market for wine and whisky has resulted in a demand for top bottles of Burgundy, Bordeaux, Claret and collectable whiskies such as Macallan. Since the dedicated wine sales were established in 2011, the department has built a solid client base of both the wine trade and individuals with a passion for wine and whisky.  Our sales, which are held three times a year, are marketed to target this specialist audience.

The Wine and Whisky Department handles consignments of all sizes, from single bottles to entire cellars. We can offer a full valuation service for auction, private sale, probate and insurance, and are able to advise on current market values and all aspects of buying and selling wine at auction.

In Bond Wine & Spirits

Tennants are pleased to be able to provide services to owners of wine and spirits ‘In Bond’.

Tennants act as agents for vendors of wine and spirits held ‘In Bond’.  Any purchasers of ‘In Bond’ wine and spirits must be aware that if these are to be removed from bond, duty must be paid at the current UK rate and all duty is subject to Value Added Tax (VAT).  UK duty applies to export of wines and spirits to all EU countries.  Tennants are not responsible for any duty fees.  We act as agents for the vendor and provide a service to the purchaser, these services are subject to Value Added Tax (VAT).

Tennants’ Alcohol Wholesalers Retail Scheme No: XJAW00000106742

Condition & Ullage

Wine from many regions of France and other countries are represented in our sales but the most frequent are listed in this map - Wine regions of France

The six major regions for Whisky are as illustrated and often there are representative lots from other countries - Whisky regions of Scotland

Packing & Shipping
We do not offer an in-house packing and shipping service for wines and spirits. Here are the carriers you may wish to contact:

01325 281332 / 0203 301 6348

MBE York
01904 672623

We are now inviting entries for our forthcoming sales. If you have items you would like to consign, please request a free valuation using the link below.

Request a free valuation >

Department Specialists

< View all Departments