Full Time

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.

Angus Martin
Auction Manager

Angus's family made sure to introduce him to whisky while he was young. He took a tour of Scottish distilleries while he was at university and after working at Boisdale Whisky Bar, Angus joined Milroy's of Soho in 2011. He took a brief sabbatical and returned as general manager and buyer for the team that re-launched the newly independent Milroy's in 2015. Angus joined Whisky.Auction in 2016.

Stacey Borland
Auction Administrator

Stacey started out a long way from spirits, having studied pre-school education and run an educare centre in her native South Africa. She changed careers and started to work for Distell, South African's largest drinks company, where she stayed for 12 years, including three years managing the Van Ryn brandy distillery tasting room. Having moved to the UK she found her interest in spirits hadn't diminished, and drawing on her love of old and rare things, joined the Whisky.Auction team in 2016.

Roberto Nicchitta
Auction Administrator

Roberto was raised in Staines, just west of London, and began working in the drinks trade at 18 at Threshers. A talented musician, he completed a music degree in 2010. He then returned to London and spent three years with French wine merchant Nicolas, where he developed a love of wine and a keen interest in spirits. The Whisky Exchange was his next stop; here he discovered the world of old and rare spirits with a particular focus on whisky and Cognac. Roberto joined Whisky.Auction in 2016.

Sebastian Pietris
Showroom Manager

Now a devotee of Islay whisky, Sebastian first fell in love with the world of alcoholic drinks when introduced to Palincă from Bihor county in his native Romania. Having studied Geography at university, he moved into logistics and began to work in the drinks industry when he moved to the UK. Sebastian now manages our showroom and is responsible for Whisky.Auction's photography.

Jana Holotnakova
Showroom Assistant

A graduate of the Technical University of Košice in Slovakia, Jana is a fan of fine wine and travelling, and is often found with a camera in her hand. She moved to London in 2007 to improve her English, and began working at The Whisky Exchange as a warehouse assistant. Building on her knowledge of old and rare bottles, Jana came to work at Whisky.Auction in our showroom.

Consultants

Michael Wilder
Old & Rare Specialist

Michael joined The Whisky Exchange team in 2009. After a brief stint in the warehouse, he moved into sales. He quickly developed a passion for whisky and became the company's old and rare buyer. With more than five years under Whisky Exchange co-founder Sukhinder Singh's tutelage he has developed an extensive knowledge of old and rare spirits.

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