The Melbourne Gin Company has appointed Hugh Leech, formerly of Gin Palace and Only Bitters, as its National Brand Ambassador.
Leech began his professional journey in hospitality at Gin Palace in 2013, where he worked for four years – gaining an extensive knowledge of gin as a spirit category and mastering his skills in cocktail creation.
Following his time at Gin Palace, Leech joined Only Bitters and the Bitters Lab team. As a consultant and trade representative, he helped promote brand expertise among hospitality professionals in Melbourne.
In addition to his customer-focused roles, Leech is one of the four partners behind Marionette Liqueurs, a new Australian producer championing local fruit and farmers in staple cocktail liqueurs.
“It is a very exciting time to be in the ‘gin game’ here in Australia,” says Andrew Marks, distiller and creator of The Melbourne Gin Company.
“The industry is dynamic and full of opportunities. We are thrilled to welcome Hugh Leech to our team and believe that he will play an important role in the business.
“We aim to maintain strong relationships with the professional community and help everyday people fall in love with MGC. With his experience and passion for the industry, Hugh has everything to support us on this path. ”