Bacardi-Martini Australia has recruited three new brand ambassadors for Bombay Sapphire, Patrón and Grey Goose.

The trio will join the Advocacy team with Bacardi Brand Ambassador Loy Catada, Nate White as Angel’s Envy Whisky Guardian, and Joey Chisholm, who has recently been promoted to Patrón Tequlia Execution Manager. The team will continue to be led by On Premise Customer Marketing and Advocacy Manager, Finn Healey.

On board as Bombay Sapphire Brand Ambassador is Corina Retter, who is based in Melbourne and has been working in the drinks industry for the past 17 years across a range of different venues including Bar Margaux, Capitano, and Gimlet at Cavendish House.

Retter said: “Gin has always been a spirit I’m passionate about, and to work with the legacy of the Bombay Sapphire brand and the Bacardi-Martini Australia team is a dream come true. I can’t wait to be sharing a martini over the bar nationwide with you all soon.”

Alex Godfrey joins Patrón Brand Ambassador, returning to Melbourne having worked in the drinks industry across the UK for the last 13 years.

He said: “I am excited to be joining the Bacardi-Martini Australia family, I started my bartending journey in Melbourne nearly 20 years ago; I love that it has come full circle and I’ll be representing a brand I have so much passion in. Looking forward to sharing a tequila or two with you all soon.”

The new Grey Goose Brand Ambassador is Kayla Grigoriou who will be based in Sydney. Grigoriou has a background in gin distilling and also has on premise experience across venues such as hotels, cocktails bars and premium restaurants, most recently as Bar Manager at Bar Torino in Adelaide.

She said: “Words can’t describe the excitement I feel to be given the opportunity to join the Bacardi-Martini Australia team as an Ambassador for Grey Goose Vodka; a brand that has always sat so close to my heart. I’m so excited to take on a new challenge and can’t wait to start my new journey in Sydney.”

Healey added: “We’re incredibly excited to announce the new brand ambassadors joining the team. It’s been a busy few months setting this up behind the scenes at Bacardi-Martini Australia and we look forward to welcoming them to the family.”

The trio said they are excited to embark on their new roles with Bacardi-Martini Australia and look forward to travelling around the country and exploring the amazing venues Australia has to offer.

Bacardi-Martini Australia, Marketing Director, Donna Mulholland said, “I’m thrilled to be expanding our advocacy team with such inspiring talent, this will further drive our priority to support bartenders with educational programs and amaze our consumers through immersive brand experiences. I can’t wait to see what our team achieves as we grow for the future.”

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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