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
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.
Director, Dan O'Connor
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.
Technology and Special Projects Manager,
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.
Social Media & Marketing Manager,
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.
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.
Seedlip Spice & Tonic
Teagpis Team Assistant,
Bio coming soon
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.
teapigs happy - uplifting tea
Hong Kong Warehouse Manager,
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!
teapigs jasmine pearls
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.
Hong Kong Ron Colon Brand Ambassador,
Mr Black Brand Ambassador,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seedlip 108 & Tonic
Tmall Operation Manager,
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.
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.
teapigs sweet ginger 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!
Gin and Tonic
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.
Teapigs China Sales Manager,
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!
Frozen Jasmine Margarita