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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

Simon Disler

Director

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

 


 

Dan O'Connor,

Director

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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Chris Peart
General Manager,
Singapore

Experienced Food And Beverage professional with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Catering, Marketing Management, Hospitality Industry, Event Management, and Management. In Charge of D99's Singapore Office

Favourite drink(s): Mr. Black Expresso Martini

 


 

HONG KONG TEAM

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Sarah Wu,
General Manager,
Hong Kong

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Suki Ho,

Office Manager,

Hong Kong

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Samuel Wan,
Creative Designer, 
Hong Kong

Have been living in Australia for 10+ years and worked for the Australian Wine industry for 8 years. An animal lover and fitness oriented.

Favourite drink(s): 

Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley’s Moscato + Blue Gin

Suki is one of the core members of the company and has been with the team for more than 8 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 

Samuel takes care of the creative part of our team.
Loves to travel and taste cocktails.
Dog lover.

Favourite drink(s):

Kaiten

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Allis Fong,
Warehouse Manager,
Hong Kong

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Arlene Wong,
Mr Black Brand Ambassador,
APAC

Allis runs the warehouse in Hong Kong and is our main contacts for trade orders. She having been in fashion retail for 5 years, also joined Teapings 2021 Pop Up Store. Football and beer are indispensable! - A Die-hard Liverpool and Slam Dunk fan!

Favourite drink(s): 

Whisky and Guinness

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

CHINA TEAM

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Chan,

Warehouse Manager,

Shenzhen

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

Lin,

Designer,

Shenzhen

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

Luck Hong,

Tmall Operation Manager,

Shenzhen

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

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Yun,
Designer, 
Shenzhen

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Scarlett Zheng,

Directors Assistant,

Shenzhen

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Ellen Lu,
Sales Manager,
Shanghai

A dedicated and passionate new member of the Drinks99 team, Yun overseas the implementation of online creative content, photography and online design work. she enjoys her quiet time listening music and do her own work, playing computer games in the cozy weekend.

 

 

Favourite drink(s): 

teapigs super fruit iced tea

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​

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

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Sharon Luo,
Admin and Custom Clearance Master,
Shenzhen

Sharon recently joined the team in 2021, her main responsibilities include overseeing customer orders, invoicing and the specialist task of product importation into China! when she isn’t enjoying herself at Drinks99 Office, her favorite hobby to watching movies in the Cinema.

Favourite drink(s): 

Ice Drop Latte 

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Joe Zhou,
Sales Representative,
Shanghai

Joe is a bartender and bar operator in the food and beverage scene for six years. He has lived and worked with several prominent restaurants and bars in Shanghai for quite a long time. He likes fishing, cooking in his spare time.

Favourite drink(s): 

Sidecar

SINGAPORE TEAM

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Kaustubh Singh Negi
Sales Manager
Singapore

Kaustubh Singh Negi is an award-winning mixologist and Brand Ambassador for Stranger & Sons. Born in India and raised in Singapore, Kaus as he’s affectionately known, began his tryst with bartending at Oxwell & Co. in 2015. He was immediately taken by the craft and fascinated by the culinary complexity cocktails could offer and thus began a stirring career.

Favourite drink(s): 

Avallen Sidecar

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