Why are some auction lots not identified?

When a new auction goes online, Whiskystats identifies all whiskies by mapping the provided information to the whiskies in the Whiskystats database. This identification process usually takes one or two working days, in which the lots are displayed in the Whisky Auction Search but are not labelled as identified.

Some auction lots cannot be identified at all, for which there can be multiple reasons:

  • Multi-bottle lots: 
    If multiple bottles are sold as one auction lot, the lot cannot be mapped to a whisky in the database.

  • Non-whisky:
    Many auction houses also include other spirits besides whisky. Those lots are not identified by Whiskystats.

  • Missing information:
    The whisky information provided by the auction house does not allow the unique identification of a whisky.

  • Missing whiskies:
    Some whiskies are not yet tracked in the Whiskystats database. These lots are queued to be added to the Whiskystats database, which might happen after the auction closes.

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