Doug van TienenDirector

Whisky Live Australia, World Spirits Conference Asia Pacific, Barmania, and Distilled Beverage Institute

Doug van Tienen is known as ’The Whisky Man’ in Australia. He brings an encyclopaedia of both knowledge and skills related to the sales and marketing of whisky in Australia. Not only is he Sales Director for Barmania, an importer of spirits and liqueurs with online wholesale distribution to bars, restaurants, clubs and retailers, but he is also Events Director for Whisky Live Australia and Conference Director for the World Spirits Conference Asia Pacific.

Whisky Live Australia, now spans six capital cities each year. The World Spirits Conference Asia Pacific, which was launched last year, was so successful that it will be held again this year, in Adelaide, Australia in August.

Doug is also Director of the Distilled Beverage Institute that has been created to provide business skills to the distilled spirits sector though education and training via partnerships with academia.

The Distilled Beverage Institute is partnered with the Australian Institute of Management business school to provide a MBA that has been contextualised for the distilled beverage industry.


TIME: 10:15
TOPIC: Panel Discussion on Distilling and Blending