To conclude our Meet the Team series, introducing Romain Agostini, our Sales Manager for France.
"To understand my career path, you have to understand what drives me: cultural connection. I started my journey working in Japan from the age of 23 to 28 as a sales engineer, where I really discovered premium spirits. I felt so passionately about it that I came back to France to work for La Maison du Whisky for 5 years, helping them to develop on and off trade distribution partnerships.
To me, spirits are more than just drinks; it’s a cultural experience. The Japanese enjoy highballs, Americans drink their bourbon on the rocks, the Spanish have bars dedicated to Gin & Tonic… every country brings its own way of enjoying spirits. So as I developed my expertise in partnership building, I liked to see myself as a link between cultures. This is what I love about Wemyss Family Spirits; it’s more than just a brand, it’s a culture that carries value of family, local terroir, and empowers women’s work in the industry. The company is run equally by a brother and a sister and we have a lot of wonderful women in the team.
Working for a small independent family-owned business is really exciting and challenging. You have to turn your entrepreneur mindset on and it really makes you feel like being a part of something, which is thrilling."