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Isabel Graham-Yooll

Isabel Graham-Yooll

Auction Director

Isabel has been working in the wine and spirits industry for almost 20 years[!] It began with a part time temporary job at Oddbins: a year later she was still there and had tasted every wine and spirit they had. Since then Isabel has managed the wine department at Selfridges, been associate director at Jeroboams Wine Merchants, whisky buyer at Milroy's of Soho and head of spirits at BI Wines & Spirits. Now at Whisky.Auction, Isabel expects to remain in the industry for at least another 20 years.

Latest Posts by Isabel Graham-Yooll

  • August 2021 Auction Results

    12th August 2021 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    Search beyond the front page of our monthly spirits auction, beyond the Macallans and you begin to discover all the subcultures in the old and rare spirits market. Here are a few personal highlights. Rum As the inaugural virtual Rum Show came to a close our auction was just about to go live and there was renewed interest in affordable old and rare rums. Here are just three: There was the classic Lemon Hart Golden... Read More

  • July 2021 Wine Auction Results

    28th July 2021 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    Who’s buying wine? The great joy of our quarterly wine auctions is the extraordinarily broad range of fine and rare wines that you would never find at retail. While many of our bidders are experienced wine collectors and investors or trade buyers topping up their inventory. Increasingly, we are seeing new wine buyers who have discovered this attractively simple and transparent way to taste rare wines. Wine is all about provenance. All our wines have... Read More

  • The 3 Best Wine Books Of All Time

    22nd July 2021 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    Hundreds of wine books are published every year but if you were to buy just three wine books what should they be?

  • July 2021 Auction Results

    14th July 2021 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    Another great month for spirits, but Isabel Graham-Yooll was mostly watching out for trends in vintage cocktail ingredients and old & rare rum (and Macallan too).

  • How To Make Rum

    7th July 2021 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    There are really only 6 questions you need to ask about how rum is made. We answer them all here.

  • The 4 Best Vintage Cocktails Ever

    1st July 2021 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    We asked Alessandro Palazzi of Duke's Hotel Bar to put together cocktails using only vintage ingredients that can be bought today at auction. What he created might surprise you.

  • June 2021 Auction Results

    16th June 2021 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    Real Japanese single malt, Irish renaissance and egg shaped vodka. A quick review of June's auction results and just a few bottles we don't talk about nearly enough.