Speciality Drinks is the premier supplier of whiskies, spirits and champagnes to the on trade. We work with more than 1,000 of the best bars, restaurants and hotels across the UK and overseas, from the smallest pop-up bars to large international groups.
Who We Are
We are a family-owned-and-operated business, and have always focused on exceptional service, sharing our passion for great drinks and introducing new producers and categories to the on trade.
We stock more than 5,000 spirits, champagnes and vermouths, including hundreds of cognacs, rums, gins and tequilas.
Our list contains the best examples of Scotch whisky, including many exclusives, as well as the biggest selection of Japanese, American, Irish and world whisky in the UK.
Our list focuses on the very best producers from each spirit category and new, exciting categories and brands.
Our list contains over 3,000 Scotch whiskies, including many exclusives, alongside the biggest selection of Japanese, American, Irish and world whisky in the UK.
We offer nationwide bespoke trainings on all whisky and spirit categories, as well as sessions at the private bar at our London head office.
We offer a consultancy service to bars, restaurants and hotels on spirits and cocktail-list creation, and bespoke advice for independents, groups and prestige accounts.
Every customer benefits from a dedicated account manager offering impartial and expert advice across the world of spirits.
MEET THE BRANDS
We have unrivalled access to brand owners, ambassadors and leading industry figures.
Our fleet of vans and couriers provide quick, efficient delivery you can count on across the UK and worldwide.
Contact our specialist on-trade customer service team from Monday to Friday 9am-6pm for anything you need.
We store 100% of our stock under our own supervision in our own warehouse in optimum conditions.
Speciality Drinks Group
Founded in 1999, The Whisky Exchange is the leading global retailer of whiskies and fine spirits with an award-winning online shop stocking over 8,000 products and flagship stores in London’s Covent Garden and Great Portland Street.
Elixir Distillers is a creator, blender and bottler of fine spirits. Their core brands are Port Askaig, Elements of Islay, Single Malts of Scotland and Black Tot rum. They are also renowned for their bottlings of legendary Karuizawa whisky.
These are the people who make Speciality Drinks what it is: our sales, marketing and customer relations teams.
National Sales Manager
Eddy heads up our National Accounts team, as well as managing key accounts inside and outside of London. Resident expert on all things distillation, buy him a martini and talk for hours on the ins and outs of spirits production.[email protected] +44 (0)20 8838 9444
Account Manager – North of England and Scotland
Hannah looks after our accounts in Scotland and the North of England. Coming from an independent brand background, she is passionate about brand building and new products. With a particular love of Italian Spirits, you’ll no doubt find her in one of our bars, with a Spritz in hand…[email protected] +44 (0)20 8838 9444
Account Manager – Central and Southwest of England
Sean started off his career working in several well-known cocktail bars in Leeds, followed by 4 years working with Salcombe Distilling Co. He loves a game of golf and all things agave spirits – although his favourite cocktail is a Negroni and his favourite long drink is a gin & tonic. Sean joined us in 2022 to look after Central and Southwest England.[email protected] +44 (0)20 8838 9444
London Sales Manager
Hazel has been flying the Speciality Drinks flag since 2014. Our London Sales Manager, she also looks after a number of our most historic hotel and restaurant accounts. A staple attendee at most industry events, you’re more than likely to bump into her when out in Central London.[email protected] +44 (0)20 8838 9444
Senior Account Manager: Central and East London.
Darren joined us from a spirits specialist and bartending background, including a stint in the legendary Dandelyan. A master of all things spirits (and studying for his masters in Brewing and Distilling), you’ll likely bump into him in East London’s coolest spots![email protected] +44 (0)20 8838 9444
Account Manager: South London
James came from a cocktail bar background and then moved on to working with great independent distilleries, including a stint in New Zealand and Australia. These days you will most likely find him propping up a bar in South East London with a Mezcal Tommy's in hand, talking about his other great love: food![email protected] +44 (0)20 8838 9444
Account Manager: Central and West London
Originally from Naples, Mario started working in bars in Italy to support his studies in economics before moving to the UK to run a range of different venues in central London. He joined Speciality Drinks in 2021 to look after central- and west-London accounts and is very passionate about whisky, aged spirits and finding the ultimate Negroni.[email protected] +44 (0)20 8838 9444
Account Manager – Central and North London
Josie comes from a wine background but found a love for spirits along the way, joining us in 2022 looking after central London. She is particularly fond of Armagnac and Irish Whiskey, maybe coming from her Irish roots. She is a cocktail enthusiast that likes to experiment at home, currently enjoying a Banana Whisky Highball.[email protected] +44 (0)20 8838 9444
Head of Marketing
Adriana’s love for spirits started over 12 years ago and has worked with global iconic spirit brands and small challenger brands ever since. She joined Speciality Drinks in 2022 to build the marketing department and to enhance our customer journey experience from end to end! She’s a self-proclaimed taco expert and you’ll find her somewhere in Central London searching for the best Margaritas in town.[email protected] +44 (0)20 8838 9444
Customer Relations Team
Florian, Nick, Kalpesh, Antonia and Vanessa are the unsung heroes of Speciality Drinks team. Vanessa has lead this team for more than 10 years and knows more about our accounts than they know themselves! The team processes every order that you place with us via email or phone, and are responsible for ensuring you have the products you need when you need them.[email protected] [email protected] +44 (0)20 8838 9444
Are you passionate about the drinks industry? Do you live and breathe exceptional customer service? Does the idea of working with more than 10,000 spirits, Champagnes and drinks from across the globe and bygone eras excite you? If so, you could be exactly the person we’re looking for.See vacancies