12 Years of Developing Brands

Drinks Enthusiast was established in July 2011, bringing together spirit brands who required a strategic focus in the North of England and Wales.

Proudly having a diverse range of spirits available to all pubs, bars, restaurants and retailers, Drinks Enthusiast works with each to develop serves, events and team activations, making sure each brand has a lasting relationship.

Currently, Drinks Enthusiast works with 3 different clients, encompassing 17 different brands.

Spiribam-UK is the largest partnership, working their award-winning r(h)um and liqueur portfolio as well as representing St Lucia Distillers rum company as Brand Ambassador for the last decade.

Most recently, JBE Imports have come onboard with their range of gin, bitters and liqueurs, plus Tarsier Spirits of Manchester and their South-East Asian gin selection.

Click Drinks Enthusiast Portfolio 2023 to see all current brands associated with
Drinks Enthusiast.

If you wish to experience any of the brands within the portfolio for your venue, please drop Drinks Enthusiast an email at dave@drinksenthusiast.com


Drinks Enthusiast is Dave Marsland. With 17 years experience of bartending, management, ownership and sales across both on and off-trade sectors, not only does Drinks Enthusiast have a brand agency, but Dave also owns Manchester Rum Festival and helps curate Northern Restaurant and Bar trade show. Previously he was the owner of Marigot Bay Bar & Cafe, Bassano Bar and Riddles Emporium retail, each based in Manchester.

Manchester’s first & only dedicated rum festival.
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