Lee Walker

What’s my role

I’m bbb’s Chief Operating Officer. If you’re a brand, I’ll be managing the forecasting & ordering of stock into the UK while also providing detailed reports of your successes with us. I ensure all stock is safely received, stored and shipped in/out of our warehouse. I also work closely with our sales team, helping to manage our relationships with the businesses longest standing customers and partners.

My story

Whyte & Mackay introduced me to the world of spirits. I joined their graduate programme and managed and launched brands in the UK and abroad. I then took my love of whisky to New Zealand where I worked for Whisky Galore where I helped them launch their Australian branch. Back in the UK, I joined Global Brand in 2011 where I managed a range of wholesale and national accounts and the South-West sales team. Two years later, I was launching brands like Copperhead Gin at 10 Degrees C. I joined bbb in 2015.

My favourite spirit is…

Whisky. Richard Patterson did such a great job during my induction at Whyte & Mackay that whisky became my first love.

At the bar, you’ll find me with

A negroni. It’s my go-to cocktail. But I always switch up Campari for another bitter if I can.

What tickles my curiosity?

The human body. It’s such a feat in natural engineering! How can so many complicated combinations of processes look like easy, simple movements?