• About Us

  • Who Are We?

    We're a family-owned company, run by a small, close-knit and passionate team led by founder and mum-of-four, Gail Brogan. Having started out her career in Harrods, Knightsbridge the timeless values of service and quality became firmly rooted in her heart.

    In 2010, following 15 years in the drinks industry it was time for Gail to embark on a new journey where she could put her own stamp on her own business and do things with her own unique flair. And so, Drinks21 was born: out of a passion to bring personally curated, drinks brands online to people who may be shopping for something lovely for themselves or seeking a beautiful gift for someone else knowing that exacting care and attention is given to their individual purchase.

    Drinks21 also just so happens to be part of a larger family group. Gail's husband Steve has an impressive track record in sourcing a global range of products, meaning that Drinks21 can go the extra mile to get a product we think you should know about and have access to enjoy. Just browse our gin range to see the number of award winners and craft distillers featured and you’ll start to understand our passion for the job (and pick up a few cocktail suggestions too).

    As an online retailer, we're focussed on making the best use of 21st-century technology and convenience, to provide our customers with exceptional products, personal service and fast delivery. We also take responsible drinking very seriously. Even though the legal drinking age in the UK is 18, we encourage and support a more mature and considered approach to drinking - a coming of age if you will, not unlike a 21st birthday.

    Do what you love, love what you do.

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    The passion behind Drinks21 touches everything we do. We put everything into being the best. From doing the drinks justice creatively to using cutting-edge technology in pursuit of customer excellence. The care we take to ensure best-in-class purchasing equals the lengths we go to to ensure swift, superior and personal service.

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    Meet Us

    We are a glass half-full kind of a team. You see we might be small but get to know us and you'll find a big heart and the courage of a lion. And so in choosing the hummingbird as our emblem, it's become a symbol of our core values.

    The Drinks21 team has grown over the years to a group of 8 and I am extremely proud of the talent I have working with me from both inside and out-with the drinks industry. We hope you love shopping with us, if you are after something but can't see it or have any questions for us, do say [email protected]

     

     

  • Gail Brogan

    Director

    With a long held passion for the drinks industry, Gail heads up the team at Drinks21, oversees every aspect, ensuring our customers and brands are serviced to the highest standards. When she’s not working alongside us, she is mum to Lori, Ellen, Bethany & Ciaran, entrepreneur and a keen horse rider. Never a dull moment!

    Favourite drink : Ruinart Rose Champagne

     

  • Rob Flanagan

    Head of Sales

    Rob has just joined the team here to head up the Commercial team and brings with him over 18 years experience in the industry and working with some incredible drinks brands. Alongside his role at Drinks21, Rob is a craft beer guru and runs a business specialising in a plethora of craft beers. We are all hopeful he might recruit us for his next tasting panel...

    Favourite drink : Johnnie Walker Blue

     

  • Sarah Loxton

    Head of Marketing

    New to the team but no stranger to the drinks sector, Sarah finds herself invaluable to friends when faced with a bewildering wine list. Choosing a favourite tipple for herself is impossible, however, finding a new favourite regularly and enthusing about it to you is par for the course.

    Favourite drink : Mr Black Coffee Liqueur

     

  • Phil Edwards

    Head of Buying

    We all know that one person that knows everything about drinks and without fail, always chooses a cracker on the wine list. This would be Phil - Connoisseur of wine and spirits and Buyer of all the wonderful drinks we have here. When he is not sniffing, swirling and slurping, he is a self confessed Palace fan and cricket boffin.

    Favourite drink : Penfolds Grange 2008

     

  • Deborah Smith

    Customer Service Manager

    Sometimes you just need to pick up the phone and talk to someone about an order, make a change, or ask for some advice don't you? Deborah’s expertise and commitment to customer service is renowned and makes her loved by all our customers.

    Favourite drink : Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne

     

  • Martin Baxter

    Ecommerce Sales Manager

    Fervent runner, chief instigator of office banter and custodian of the Spotify playlist - in addition to an… eclectic taste in music, as Ecommerce Manager, Martin is the man in the know when it comes to the latest trends, rare finds and what gin we should all be excited about next.

    Favourite drink : Silent Pool Gin

     

  • Jessica Kelly

    Digital Marketing Manager

    Lover of luxury brands and powerless to resist great packaging, a good sale or the opportunity to browse through the shops on Portobello Road. Jess is our in-house expert on beautiful design, beautiful brands and even more beautiful cocktail suggestions.

    Favourite drink : Blue Bottle Gin

     

  • Michael Broadbridge

    Digital Executive

    As an entrepreneur himself in his spare time (whatever that is when you have a 6 month old baby), Michael is the wizard of the website, demystifier of coding and all round, all things digital - problem solver. There’s an app for that, literally, when it comes to this one.

    Favourite drink : Villa Massa Limoncello

     

  • Anthony Dyer

    Ecommerce Consultant

    When he’s not being Master of Ecommerce at Drinks21, building & training the team, and transforming the online platform - Tony has a penchant for gin sampling, telling AWFUL jokes and running. By running, we don’t mean the odd weekend jog either, this is the guy that added running to his holiday itinerary and has extended his fitness regime to Spinning, where he is currently better than the instructor…

    Favourite drink : Gin Mare

     

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