An experienced entrepreneurial angel and investor, Simon has helped get tech start-ups, medical technology, and agricultural ventures around the world off the ground. He is highly experienced in financial modelling, fund management and building companies.
Lee has a decade of experience in the drinks trade, having sold thousands of whisky casks over the years. He started his career in sales at Jeroboams, then quickly progressed into management at the iconic Milroy’s of Soho, taking part in the store returning to independent ownership. Following this, he built the cask sales division at Woolfsung Wine & Spirits Merchants.
Colin is a Keeper of the Quaich and sits on the judging panel at the Whisky Awards. Lately, he has also become a television personality. – As presenter and producer of ‘The Three Drinkers’ on Amazon Prime.
Colin was born in Scotland, where he attended the University of Edinburgh. Among his many skills, he is a professional and artistic photographer for the National Portrait Gallery, Conde Nast, and Lux. He is also a journalist for The Times, FT and The Scotsman. As well as an editor of the Whisky Quarterly magazine, and Drink Me magazine. Besides his regular appearances in print and on television, Colin is also a presenter on Whiskyradio.com and contributes to several podcasts.
Phil previously had a long career for Pernod Ricard as their UK Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador, representing famous brands like The Glenlivet, Aberlour, Chivas Regal and Royal Salute. He has travelled widely hosting many events and brings a lot of knowledge and experience to Cask Trade.
Growing up in the heart of Speyside whisky has been a part of Myriam’s heritage from a young age, with 5 distilleries within walking distance of her hometown. What started out as a tour guide job at Glenfiddich soon turned into an international career in whisky, from family-owned Glenfarclas distillery to the widely acclaimed William Grant & Sons. Regularly traveling to export markets across the globe, with international sales and single cask bottlings as her focus, Myriam has built an impressive 8-year career in the Scotch whisky industry.
Hailing from Edinburgh and being raised in a family that were passionate about Scotch whisky, Hugh’s career path was set in stone. After training as a Chef, travelling Europe and living in Australia, Hugh came back to the UK and worked in the Edinburgh cocktail-bar scene, Quickly moving onto The Scotch Whisky Experience and ending up at Edrington-Beam Suntory UK, selling their prestigious Bowmore & Macallan portfolios.
Josh managed to find his way to Cask Trade by being first and foremost a huge whisky enthusiast. Having already had distinguished career in recruitment, he decided to combine his passion for whisky and sales background, and the rest is history as they say. Possessing an incredible knowledge of all aspects of the whisky world is only possibly equalled by his love for cigars.
Jack is from Scotland’s Central Belt region, and he went from working in the hospitality industry to forging a very successful career in Scotch whisky. Spells working for the illustrious giants of Beam-Suntory, Edrington and Pernod Ricard have helped in building an exemplary knowledge of the whisky world.
Hailing from the Emerald Isles, it is safe to say that Sarah is our Irish whiskey expert, having spent time as Tullamore Dews US Brand Ambassador. However, her knowledge on Scotch whisky is very impressive too having previously worked for William Grant & Sons.
Jordan’s passion for Scotch whisky was ignited during his Edinburgh student days when working as a bartender in one of the city’s famous cocktail bars. A year at the Scotch Whisky Experience beckoned before an international Brand Ambassador role with Chivas Brothers took him to promoting their brands in India. Before Cask Trade he also spent time with Chivas Blending team in Glasgow and Pernod Ricard’s sales team in London.
Before joining Cask Trade, John Wong was a customer of the company. After years of bar-hopping and meeting fellow whisky enthusiasts, John was introduced to Cask Trade.
Impressed by the ethos and passion of the business, John decided that a career in whisky cask trading was his next port of call. John has taken the helm for the Cask Trade Hong Kong team and through his expert knowledge of whisky, he has guided the team to new heights.
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