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 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.
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.
Special Projects Manager,
Social Media & Marketing Manager,
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.
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
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.
Warehouse Manager Assistant,
Allis is new to D99 team and is helping the warehouse for local and online 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!
The Macallen’s Whisky and Guinness
Ron Colon 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.
Mr Black Brand Ambassador,
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
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
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.
Admin and Custom Clearance Master,
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.
Ice Drop Latte