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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

  • The Instant Scotch Whisky Library

    6th September 2023 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    World community of whisky writers donates signed first editions books for Instant Scotch Whisky Library to raise money for charity.

  • A Requiem For A Whiskey Bar

    27th June 2023 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    A much-loved private collection of American whiskeys is up for auction so our auction director Isabel Graham-Yooll spoke with seller Richard Thomas about how his years running his rock 'n' whiskey bar The Crobar influenced his collection.

  • 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.