Quintessential Brands Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Marsh as Managing Director for Quintessential Brand Spirits Solutions. Marsh will also be a member of the Quintessential Brands Group Executive Team.
Marsh has worked in the drinks industry for 21 years and joins Quintessential Brands from Beam Suntory, where he led the commercial teams across Western and Northern Europe for five years, continuously driving the company’s growth year-on-year. In addition to his time working for Beam Suntory (and formerly Allied Domecq), Jonathan successfully led the development of their B2B culinary business, Thomas Lowndes & Co Ltd. Jonathan’s experience also spans roles at Diageo & Britvic.
Recognising the immense potential in Quintessential Brands’ commercial products business, Jona-than is bringing his vast industry experience, entrepreneurial spirit and is quickly establishing a clear, cohesive, global strategy for Quintessential Brands Spirits Solutions that will ensure the fu-ture success of the business.
Enzo Visone, founder and Chairman of Quintessential Brands, comments “I’m delighted to wel-come Jonathan to Quintessential Brands. On first meeting Jonathan, I was struck by his passion for our industry and his clear commercial acumen, but also by his evident leadership skills and ability to inspire. These qualities make him an excellent fit for our business and in particular, the ideal per-son to lead our commercial products business and ensure its future success worldwide. There re-mains significant opportunity in this industry for Quintessential Brands and with Jonathan on board, I am very excited about what we can achieve in the years ahead.”
Quintessential Brands was established in 2011 by former Gruppo Campari CEO, Enzo Visone, and entrepreneur, Warren Scott. The duo have made it their mission to create an independent, inter-national spirits business, respected for both its enviable portfolio of premium brands and its world-class manufacturing capabilities. With unrivalled heritage and expertise, the company crafts au-thentic brands and products with provenance for customers around the world today and employs over 300 people across the world.
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ABOUT QUINTESSENTIAL BRANDS GROUP
Quintessential Brands is an award-winning international spirits company, dedicated to distilling and crafting the world’s best alcohol brands for consumers and customers globally. Pioneering spirits of the industry, inspired since 1761 by their founder, Thomas Dakin, Quintessential Brands Group delivers a diverse portfolio of award-winning, best-selling spirits with unrivalled heritage and craftsmanship.
Founded in 2011 by Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and entrepreneur, Warren Scott, Quintessential Brands Group owns world-class manufacturing facilities across Europe including G&J Distillers, the world’s oldest continuous gin distillers; L&L in France, a leading manufacturer of fruit spirits and liqueurs; First Ireland Spirits and the Dublin Liberties Distillery, which is part owned by Stock Spirits and scheduled to open in late 2018. Renowned for its white spirits expertise at G&J Distillers, Quintessential Brands has won International Spirit Challenge Gin Producer of the Year three times and is fast winning a reputation as one of the most exciting new Irish whiskey producers to emerge on the scene.
Quintessential Brands’ award-winning premium brands portfolio includes Greenall’s The Original Handcrafted Gin, BLOOM London Dry Gin, Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin, Berkeley Square London Dry Gin, and Opihr Gin. Its Irish brands include The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, Feeney’s Irish Cream Liqueur and O’Mara’s Irish Country Cream. Liqueurs in the portfolio include Alizé and Toussaint Coffee Rum Liqueur. The company is also a leader in contract bottling and own label & private label spirits, working with retail partners across the world to provide unrivalled spirits solutions.