WHO WE ARE

Drinks99 is a premium import and distribution company for luxury spirits, liqueurs and soft drinks. With offices in Hong Kong and China, we have been supplying top bars, restaurants, hotels and retailers, with craft products since 2012. Founded by two Englishmen, the portfolio is comprised mostly of British drinks brands, with a splattering of international brands, where the quality and provenance has proved too good not to import.

MEET OUR TEAM

Director, Simon Disler

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Simon is the branding guy. Having been in the F&B industry for over 18 years, he has developed a keen eye and taste for spotting great drinks brands. From the Hong Kong office, he handles product launches and develops market entry strategies – and as a former bar manager, he understands clearly how to communicate with people making decisions on which drinks to list.

Favourite drink(s):

Negroni

 


 

Director, Dan O'Connor

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Daniel is the China specialist. Having lived and worked in China for more than 10 years, he has an in depth knowledge of Chinese culture, is fluent in Mandarin and has personal connections in all the right places. Heading up the China office since day one, he has helped our brands to develop a formidable presence on the Mainland. As a passionate drinks industry personality in China, Dan has gained a reputation for expert prohibition era cocktail knowledge.

Favourite drink(s):

Boulevardier

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Hong Kong

Technology and Special Projects Manager,

Grace Wong

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Hong Kong

Office Manager,

Suki Ho

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Hong Kong Teapigs Country Manager, Amanda Wong

Grace joined our team in late 2019 having just returned to Hong Kong from Australia. Her language skills go beyond Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish and English, into java script, HTML and any modern computer language you can think of! Aside from tech, Grace helps the rest of the team keep their fingers on the pulse of global food and drinks trends.

Favourite drink(s):

Pornstar Martini

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Hong Kong

Social Media & Marketing Manager,

Liz Tai

Liz is new to the team and is taking care of the social media platforms of different brands!

Having been in Northern Ireland for more than 5 years, she loves a wee drink over the week.

Favourite drink(s):

Hop House

Suki is one of the core members of the company and has been with the team for more than 3 years. With the WSET Wine and Spirits Level 1 Certification, she is definitely the person you should go to if you have any questions for our craft spirits. 

Favourite drink(s): 
Seedlip Spice & Tonic 

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Hong Kong

Teagpis Team Assistant,

Katrina Lam

Bio coming soon

Favourite drink(s):

Moscato

Amanda joined the team in early 2017 and has a vast knowledge of tea around the world. She is now taking care of teapigs, one of the main brands of Drinks99 and hopes to spread the mission of drinking real tea to everyone in Hong Kong. 

Favourite drink(s): 
teapigs happy - uplifting tea

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Hong Kong Warehouse Manager,

Man Fan

Man processes all of our orders and takes care of everything that comes in and out of our warehouse. She loves to travel and has a long list of countries on her bucket list! 

Favourite drink(s): 
teapigs jasmine pearls

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Shenzhen

Office Manager,

Ocean Wu

Ocean is one of the earliest members of Drinks99 & helped launch all of our products including Sipsmith and teapigs in China. She is familiar with the mainland market & helps enhance the popularity of our products among Chinese consumers.

Favourite drink(s): 

​Mojito

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Hong Kong Ron Colon Brand Ambassador,

Giuseppe Zazzeron

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APAC

Mr Black Brand Ambassador,

Arlene Wong

Giuseppe, Beppe to his friends, has always loved rum in all its variations; from straight to tiki, to a daiquiri or a simple cuba libre. He’s always wanted to be a pirate, so rum was always going to be the perfect fit for him! Day to day, you’ll find him running the bar at Saketen in Hong Kong Central. 

Favourite drink(s): 
Daiquiri, Negroni

Arlene is a bartender, restaurant operator, and a powerhouse in the food and beverage scene. Her passion for hospitality started while living and working in North America for over a decade. She returning to Hong Kong she has worked with several prominent restaurants and bars, earning her a strong reputation among her peers. 

Favourite drink(s): 

Espresso Martini

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Shenzhen

Warehouse Manager,

Chan

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Shenzhen

Designer,

Lin

Chan is our dedicated warehouse star who keeps our orders and stock flowing out on a daily basis. Chan also assists with order maintenance from overseas suppliers and stock clearance at customs.

 

Favourite drink(s):

Westward Single Malt Straight Up

A design centric, fun and energetic member of the team, Lin has newly joined the team to head up all event design work and creative material for trade shows, tasting pairings and cocktail events.

Favourite drink(s):

Seedlip 108 & Tonic

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Shenzhen

Tmall Operation Manager,

Luck Hong

Luck joined us early 2020, spearheaded to take on the new position of our E-Commerce Tmall ops manager. Aside from time spent developing our online presence, he loves to cook and take care of his 4 kittens.

Favourite drink(s): 

Black Coffee

Shenzhen

Online Creative,

Megan Huang

A dedicated and passionate new member of the Drinks99 team, Meghan overseas the implementation of online creative content, photography and online design work. A KOL in the making, she enjoys here time snapping snaps in the top coffee locations throughout Shenzhen.

 

 

Favourite drink(s): 

teapigs sweet ginger iced tea

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Shenzhen

Directors Assistant,

Scarlett Zheng

Scarlett joined the D99 team mid 2019 to bring startling support and experience to the Director, with planning and overseeing the office. In her spare time, she loves to travel and check out the latest new cafes/restaurant openings in town and squeeze in a body pump session at Super Monkey!  

Favourite drink(s): 

Gin and Tonic​

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Shenzhen

Seedlip Superstar,

Adam Han

Adam has been in this industry for 7 years, from luxury hotel to social cocktail bars, where he got opportunities to participate in many international competitions. These experiences have always brought him excitement and fuel his passion for bartending.

Favourite drink(s): 

Seedlip Nogroni

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Shenzhen

Teapigs China Sales Manager,

Ellen Lu

Ellen recently joined the team in 2020 as our teapigs sales superstar. Bubbly and energetic – you’ll find her selling and tasting tea by day and sipping margaritas by nightfall! 

Favourite drink(s): 

Frozen Jasmine Margarita