Global spirit company Quintessential Brands announces changes in senior leadership team

UK – International spirits company, Quintessential Brands Group, has appointed James Lousada as its new CEO, effective immediately. Lousada will be taking over from Warren Scott, co-founder of the company, who is stepping back from the day-to-day running of the UK-based spirits brand owner and distributor. Warren has been at the helm of the company since he set up Quintessential with Enzo Visone in 2011 and will continue to serve with the company as a non-executive director. Prior to joining Quintessential as managing director in 2019, Lousada served in roles…

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Quintessential Brands forms stand-alone business unit in North America

USA – The global spirits business, Quintessential Brands has announced the formation of a North American stand-alone business entity to better serve consumers in the market. Called Quintessential Brands North America, LLC, the new business unit takes over the management and import responsibility of the various brands produced by the company. The business will serve markets such as US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, with an array of Quintessential Brands premium brands portfolio, which includes a diverse range of award-winning gin, Irish whiskey and Irish Cream brands. It will also…

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Quintessential Brands inaugurates US$11.3m distillery in Dublin Ireland

EUROPE – Quintessential Brands has opened a new US$11.3 million (Euros 10 million) distillery facility in Dublin to strengthen its position in the production of Irish Whisky brands. The facility is part of its The Dublin Liberties Distillery unit and will produce The Dubliner and Liberties brands with the lead of master distiller Darryl McNally. According to the company, the production process involves traditional distillation practices with the latest in modern technologies and features a natural spring water source on site to be used in the distilling process. The new…

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