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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 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.

  • Memoirs Of A Whisky Salesman – Part 6

    13th March 2022 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    Memoirs of a whisky salesman Roger Mallindine was promoted to the West End after being presented with a pair of gold engraved cufflinks. He was Salesman of the year in the UK for selling Haig.

  • Memoirs Of A Whisky Salesman – Part 5

    12th March 2022 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    In our firfth instalment of our memoirs of a whisky salesman Roger Mallindine fondly remembers one particular episode that changed whisky history.

  • Memoirs Of A Whisky Salesman – Part 4

    11th March 2022 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    Roger Mallindine had been selling blended whisky for decades and understood how the luxury whisky business worked. Now it was time to sell single malts.  He suddenly found himself in a world of many privileges and memorable events.