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.
Hannah has over 7 years experience in the drinks industry across Sales & Marketing. She made the move from corporate to craft drinks to join Drinks99 in 2020. She heads up the day to day running of the Hong Kong office. She loves an authentic brand story and taking these to the trade in Hong Kong!
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
Teapigs Hong Kong Country Manager, Amanda Wong
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
Hong Kong Social Media Manager,
Rafaela is new to the drinks industry. She likes to watch out for what's new on social media and make sure the Drinks99 profile is on trend! She’s on a journey of learning graphic design through Photoshop. Art, R&B and bubble tea are her ultimate passions though!
Boba jasmine green milk tea, Blue Hawaiian
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.
Dean joined the team in early 2018 and is in charge of managing the warehouse and packing all the orders in Drinks99 China. He is one of the core members of our Shenzhen branch and is extremely supportive in our daily operations.
Sue joined us in 2018 & has a strong interest in social media. The beautiful animations and illustrations that she creates are what bring our portfolio to life. She wants to be in creative from zero to one & is always on the way to discover newest viral trends on the internet.
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.
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
Chris started working as a Bartender in 2011 and has been pursuing his love for the industry ever since. He is now our new brand ambassador for Seedlip, working hard to promote the Nolo (no/low-alcohol) culture to the industry.
Hong Kong & China
Seedlip Asia Brand Ambassador,
Sebastian, better known as Baz, has been working in the Asian beverage industry for 7 years. With a true passion for quality spirits and well-crafted cocktails, he has experienced being a bartender before being a manager.
Seedlip and Tonic
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.