Our Premium Beverages Division’s strategic mission is to build a portfolio of the world’s leading premium and trendsetting brands. Across spirits categories and wine regions, the portfolio offers all that a connoisseur’s heart could desire.Read More
We represent the industry's most reputable suppliers from Diageo, Moet Hennessy and Red Bull to wine producers with the richest traditions from regions around the globe. Our remarkable list of brands includes: Johnnie Walker, Baileys, Smirnoff, Hennessy, Veuve Clicquot, Moet & Chandon, Robert Mondavi, Concha y Toro, Antinori, Red Bull, Perrier and Fiji to name a few.
Our business is truly our passion. Our team members have a love for the brands we represent that motivates all our marketing and selling to that of international standards. We believe in doing the job well, with a service to our loyal customers that is exemplary. We differentiate ourselves as a distributor, by having resources, personnel and quality executions that rival the best in the business. Our Brand Managers support their brands with the assistance of in-house graphic artists whose output meets the highest standards. The brand executions benefit from one of the hardest working and most experience Promotional Teams. This resource executes promotions across all channels of the trade and throughout all areas of both Trinidad and Tobago.
Our team is headed by Nicholas Hospedales whose passion, drive, pride and propensity for hard work have bred a winning culture. He is supported by an experienced management team specializing in Sales, Marketing, Sponsorship and Promotion. The Division is further supported by Sales and Marketing Professionals, Customer Service Representatives, Promotions Specialists and Administrative staff.
It is our intention to remain the preferred supplier of Premium Beverages in the industry. We seek to sustain the highest level of customer care that builds a strong and value adding relationship to all of the consumers loyal to the brands we are so proud to distribute. In doing so our consumers' needs will determine our life's work and brand representation will drive us to greater achievements.
Success will be defined by every satisfied customer and the pleasure they derive to the very last drop.
After the Battle of Culloden in 1746, Prince Charles Edward Stuart fled to the island of Skye. There, he was given sanctuary by Captain John MacKinnon of Clan MacKinnon. According to family legend, after staying with the captain, the prince rewarded him with this prized drink recipe. (This version of events is disputed by historians – some believe it to be a story concocted to boost sales of the drink). The legend holds that the recipe was then given in the late 19th century by Clan MacKinnon to James Ross. Ross ran the Broadford Hotel on Skye, where he developed and improved the recipe, initially for his friends and then later to patrons in the 1870s. It was one of these friends who coined the name. Ross then sold it further afield, eventually to France and the United States. The name was registered as a trademark in 1893. Ross died young, and to pay for their children's education, his widow was obliged to sell the recipe, by coincidence to a different MacKinnon family, in the early 20th century. The latter MacKinnon family has been producing the drink since. The first commercial distribution of Drambuie, in Edinburgh, was in 1910. Only twelve cases were originally sold. In 1916, Drambuie became the first liqueur to be allowed in the cellars of the House of Lords, and Drambuie began to ship world-wide to stationed British soldiers. In the 1980s, the producers of Drambuie began to advertise the liqueur. More recently work has been done to strengthen the reputation of the brand after a downturn in popularity and sales.