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Isabel Graham-Yooll

Isabel Graham-Yooll

Auction Director

Isabel Graham-Yooll is an authority on the workings of the booming secondary market for spirits and wines. In her position as director of Whisky.Auction she has championed the interests of the consumer against fraudsters and fakers, making the auction the most trusted specialist online spirits auction in the world. Graham-Yooll started, like many others in the industry today, working at Oddbins before joining Jeroboams, where she became spirits buyer for the famous Milroy’s of Soho shop founded by Jack and Wallace Milroy. She was responsible for a series of acclaimed and award-winning bottlings (which now command a high price among collectors) before moving to Bordeaux Index as Spirits Buyer. She took up to her current role in 2016.

Latest Posts by Isabel Graham-Yooll

  • Dave Broom On Whisky, Writing And Change

    22nd February 2023 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    Isabel Graham-Yooll was meant to be interviewing Dave Broom in Brighton for the Whisky.Auction magazine, but it quickly became more of an interrogation, with occasional smatterings of industry gossip.

  • Jim McColl MBE, The National Treasure Who Treasures Whisky

    13th January 2023 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    Scottish broadcaster Jim McColl MBE was a presenter on BBC Scotland's popular Beechgrove Garden show across four decades, and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Chartered Institute of Horticulture award for his significant contribution to horticulture. More importantly, he is a whisky enthusiast.

  • The Fairy Tale Qing

    29th September 2022 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    An auctioneers guide to the best independent bottling you've never heard of, Club Qing's Fairy Tales and Scary Tales.

  • In Memory Of A Miniature Collector

    21st April 2022 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    Alex Barclay was a born collector with a life long interest in whisky. As his miniatures and books come up for sale at auction we look back at his passion for life and whisky.

  • April 2022 Whisky & Spirits Auction Results

    14th April 2022 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    It was a brilliant night for whisky and spirits lovers. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from our April 2022 whisky and spirits sale. Macallan 1957 15 Year Old Fine & Rare In 1957 The Macallan Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky from the Fine & Rare collection was distilled in the newly expanded still house, where there had been just two wash and three spirit stills. It was matured only in sherry... Read More

  • Memoirs Of A Whisky Salesman – Part 7

    14th March 2022 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    'It wasn’t always champagne and roses...I haven’t spoken about it until now. It still angers me about the unnecessary waste of talent and experience of the DCL boys. All just to settle a schoolboy’s feud.' The final edition of Memoirs of a Whisky Salesman lifts the lid on what life was really like when the chips were down.