WHO ARE WE?
Established in 2016 in the UK, Highball Brands is a distribution agency that imports and distributes the most exciting global brands available. We aim to offer the highest quality of service across all
From boutique start-ups to rulers of the drinks business looking to break into the UK, our combination of supreme organisation, along with our sales and marketing expertise, will assist brands of any size to achieve their objectives.
MEET THE TEAM
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
With over 25 years of experience working in the UK and international drinks industry, Fabrice has cultivated an impressive network and knowledge of his sector.
Moving to London in the mid-90s, Fabrice enjoyed being part of the new cocktail revolution, working his way up from bartender to managing some of the most influential venues of the era. From there he went on to open bars, restaurants and gastropubs in Brighton, the French Alps and South Yorkshire.
After selling his venues in 2007 Fabrice moved from behind the bar to help establish Mangrove brands, a UK-based drinks brand development agency. In 2012, Fabrice set up a new spirits company with Quintessentially, the largest luxury lifestyle company in the world. In 2016 he founded Highball Brands which has since expanded into Australia.
Favourite cocktail: Daiquiri
"A combination of a mis-spent youth and growing up in a pub has led me to a 20+ year career in hospitality. I’ve been fortunate enough to sell and grow the Highball Brands portfolio for 5 years and I’m proud to do so.
Favourite cocktail: Gin Martini, wet, Gibson. Swap the vermouth for fino. Three onions in the glass plus a jar on the side….. but I’m not particular."
SALES MANAGER (NORTH)
"I have worked in the drinks industry for the majority of my adult life. From being a Student working festivals and nightclubs, to high volume cocktail bars, honing my craft.
Moving on from behind the bar I have the privilege of stepping into the world of sales with Highball Brands in September 2021. I love being able to showcase some beautifully crafted products every day. You can usually find me on the beat in the North donning some of our branded headwear!
Favourite cocktail; Espresso Martini. There is nothing that makes go ‘I want that!’ more so than an aesthetically mixed Espresso Martini… coffee also always helps!"
SALES MANAGER (LONDON)
'I have over 15 years of experience in the industry, working in bars and restaurants. I'm a big speakeasies lover who is creative by nature I love making drinks and socialising.
Favourite cocktail: Vesper'
Frank has worked the full spectrum of the industry. From intimate, high-end cocktail bars and award-winning restaurants to one of the largest, high-volume venues outside of London.
‘Growing up in Manchester and its vibrant food and drink scene sparked a fire that continues to burn brighter than ever (thank you tequila!). Now in charge of events and marketing for Highball Brands she is here to ensure our events are some of the best in the UK!
Favourite cocktail; Spicy Margarita. They work well at any time of day, and any kind of weather.'
SALES EXECUTIVE (LONDON)
Born and raised in London. I have always been inspired by spirits and hospitality. My heritage has taught me to always be friendly and welcoming to guests at my door which transferred comfortably in my career in hospitality and my role in Highball in promoting our exceptional brands!
My favourite cocktail is a twist on a Sazerac with Rye whiskey and chile liqueur. Strong, sweet and packs a punch'