Duty free veteran Tim Young sets up London-based spirits consultancy

By Luke Barras-hill |

The seasoned drinks executive has a raft of experience developing brands in global travel retail and emerging markets.

Experienced and well-respected spirits industry executive Tim Young has founded a consultancy to assist premium beverage companies.

London-based Young Spirit Consulting draws on the global travel retail and emerging markets spirits professional’s 30-plus years of experience.

This includes a near 20-year spell with Brown-Forman where he most recently served as Vice President, General Manager Africa.

He also held regional Marketing Director positions for India, the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

Young is perhaps most recognisable though as the Kentucky-based firm’s Marketing Director Global Travel Retail , a position he held for more than eight years.


In establishing the new consultancy, Young will assist premium beverage companies to identify business opportunities and develop plans and solutions to generate meaningful and sustainable growth across global spirits markets.

“My passion is growing brands and I intend to use the commercial and marketing skills and the knowledge of global travel retail and emerging markets I have developed during my time in the wine and spirits industry to assist my clients in moving their brands to the next level of growth.”

Young can be contacted at [email protected] and on his website by clicking here.


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