About Us

Beamish International Ltd was founded in 2018 by Charles Beamish with a view to transforming the private client experience for rare whisky sales. Since then he has built a strong team with experience of working for premium brands within the drinks and luxury industries.

"It is often said that knowledge is one of the most powerful tools at one's disposal. Beamish International’s knowledge of the Scotch whisky industry, and contacts within it, is at the service of clients. It is a pleasure working with them."

Charles Maclean MBE, Master of the Quaich

Who we are

Our business is founded on the principle of service, by working with producers and brand owners to offer private clients a truly world class experience in collecting rare whisky.

At Beamish International, we believe that any company is only as good as the people within it. The attitude of our team, the personality they inject, the culture they create and most importantly the skills they bring make Beamish International what it is.

We have a talented, knowledgeable global team who have a wealth of experience and together make Beamish International a strong dynamic company with Integrity, Quality, and Authenticity at its core.

Charles Beamish

CEO and Founder

Charles founded Beamish International Ltd in April 2018 after founding the internal Whyte & Mackay Private Client business with The Dalmore. He has over 17 years experience in the drinks and financial services industry laterally as a Director of Panmure Gordon & Co overseeing global family offices. His involvement in disruptive investing within the wine & spirits industry has seen him being recognised as one of the industries leading specialists. Charles is a Freeman of The City of London, A Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers and A Commandeur de Bordeaux.

Jeremy Parsons

COO and Director of Business Development

Jeremy is an experienced Managing Director and international business leader with a track record of successful premium brand development and Private Client Sales in the Fine Wine and Spirits market across the UK, Mainland Europe, The Americas and Asia. Previously, Jeremy spent 15 years at Berry Brothers & Rudd as their International Managing Director and COO. In addition he was a board member of the family that own and operate Berry Brothers & Rudd. He has over 30 years experience in Fine Wine & Spirits managing a global network of Private Clients. He was made a Keeper of Quaich in 2005.

Charles Maclean MBE

Independent Whisky Expert and Writer

Charlie has been researching and writing Whisky Books & articles since 1981, and shares his enthusiasm and knowledge by giving Talks & Tastings around the world, by leading ‘whisky expeditions’ in Scotland and by presenting training programmes and Masterclasses for whisky companies, clubs and individuals. He has written over 18 books on Scotch whisky, many of them bestsellers. He is the Master of the Quaich and recognised as the whisky industry's leading authority and expert. Charlie was awarded the MBE in 2021 for services to scotch whisky, to UK exports, and to charity.

Stephen Kelly

Finance Director

Stephen is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years’ experience. He qualified with KPMG in the City and then worked in commerce, including CBRE where he was Financial Controller for their non-US business. He then founded his own firm, 2020 Chartered Accountants, helping fast growing companies develop their businesses and exit. Stephen has helped many successful businesses over the years, including Ella’s Kitchen and Streetcar. Stephen joined the board of Beamish International in January 2021 as Finance Director.

Ross Eva

Sales Director

With close to 20 years in the industry, Ross is a highly experienced Rare Whisky professional and client relationship manager. He joined Beamish International after 15years at Fine & Rare as Head of Asia Pacific. Driven by a passion for Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Ross takes great pride in providing BI clients with expert advice and world class service. As Head of Private Clients and Portfolios, he is able to assist our clients in curating incredible collections that are tailored to their needs – be they for consumption, gifting or investment. Ross has extensive knowledge of the Asia market having lived and worked in both Hong Kong and Singapore since 2013, from where he now provides coverage to our valued clients in the region. In addition, Ross holds the Level 3 WSET Advanced Certificate (Pass with Distinction).

Tim Wace

Travel and Experiences Director

Tim founded Kilnave in 2012 after Experiences in East Africa and Russia’s Kola Peninsula. Aptly named after a 13 th century chapel on The Isle of Islay, Kilnave has led kite skiing expeditions to the South Pole, flying safari’s across Africa and coordinated pioneering trips aboard exploration superyachts. Closer to home, Tim enjoys nothing more than showcasing the very best of the “Whisky Isle” and Scotland’s West coast to a handful of guests each year. Tim is a qualified pilot, yachtsman and fishing guide. He joins Beamish international as their dedicated Travel & Experiences Director showcasing the ultimate in whisky experiences in Scotland.

Kezia Sinden

Head of Client Service and Logistics

Kezia has a wealth of 20 years’ experience in the luxury sector, specialising in process improvement, creative solutions, and superior client service. Formerly a Director at Sotheby’s, where she worked her way up over 14 years, Kezia managed the Shipping Logistics Department in London. She also ran the Travelling Exhibitions Team across Europe. After Sotheby's, Kezia took a role as Head of Operations at Asprey where she led an international team across 10 stores globally, and managed Asprey's e-commerce distribution. Kezia joined Beamish International in 2020. Kezia is Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Innholders, and a Compagnon du Beaujolais.

Alexandra Reed

Intelligence and Data Manager | Group EA

Alex has 7 years' experience as a top level Executive Assistant and Account Manager across multiple sectors. Having spent the last two years working as an assistant within the fine wine and spirits industry, a space she is passionate about, she joined Beamish International to manage Intelligence, Data and team administration in May 2019.

What we do

Beamish International is a global private client business specialising in rare whisky.

We are contracted and work directly with whisky producers to offer clients single casks and high value bottles, guaranteeing provenance and authenticity.

We receive high value and rare release allocations from nine of the most renowned whisky brands in the world including The Dalmore, The Balvenie, GlenDronach, and TheMacallan as well as Gordon & MacPhail.

Our role is to provide access to rare stock and help clients navigate their way through the sales process, assisting clients with their purchases and investments.

Our services include dedicated portfolio management, education, tailor-made whisky travel experiences, personalised packaging, storage and logistics solutions.

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