99 Bottles Co. is an importer and wholesaler of premium wine and spirits. Based in Taichung, Taiwan, we distribute wines and spirits from around the globe to distributors, retailers, restaurants, wine shops, corporations, and private clients here in Taiwan. We specialize in single cask bottling and offer our customers the most authentic way to enjoy Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey, French whisky, and Cognac at natural strength. 99 Bottles Co. is currently representing Clan Denny, Syndicate 58/6, Ian Macleod’s Selection, The Irishman Brands, Writers Tears, Cognac Godet, Cognac Philbert, Lagarde, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Weingut JbN GmbH, Hart of Gold, Whitehaven, Weingut Geil, Islay Storm, and Chateau Bouteilley.
Jackie began his career in the wine and spirits industry in the 80’s. In that era of the Taiwan Tobacco & Alcohol Bureau (TTAB), the government had a monopoly, and private firms could not import directly to Taiwan.
Jackie became a distributor, selling TTAB products to retail stores and restaurants, and became familiar with distribution in Taiwan while building a broad customer base.
Despite the limited selection of wines and spirits available domestically, Jackie searched out any available resources to educate himself on the fine wines and spirits of France, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Chile, etc.
Jackie began direct imports in the late ’90s under authorization of TTAB even before it became privatized in 2002. He is one of the pioneers specializing in Scotch Whisky, and was inducted into the Keepers of the Quaich in 2010 in recognition of his contributions to the industry.
Over the last two plus decades, he has amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge and continues his extraordinary commitment to promoting Scotch Whisky in Taiwan, as well as fine wines, whiskies, and other spirits from around the globe.
CO-FOUNDER / DIRECTOR OF IMPORTS
Amanda joined her brother Jackie in 1996. She oversees sourcing and purchasing for 99 Bottles Co. and travels around the globe searching for unique, and high-quality products to import to Taiwan.
She has a Wine and Spirits MBA from KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux, France. She holds a Certificate of Merit from German Wine Academy, having completed extensive training through the German wine-growing regions to visit producers and research centers. She completed the Professional level of the French Wine & Spirits program from SOPEXA, a worldwide agency focused on promoting French food and beverages.
In 2018, Amanda was inducted into The Keepers of the Quaich, an exclusive and international Society that recognizes people who have shown an outstanding commitment to the Scotch Whisky industry. Amanda was given this honor thanks to her 20 years of educating Taiwanese citizens about the benefits of enjoy premium Scotch Whisky. The mission of Keeper of the Quaich is to promote the values and image of Scotch Whisky as the world’s finest and most prestigious distilled spirit.
In addition to sourcing and product development, Amanda organizes trade events and exhibitions to connect with clients and consumers in Taiwan and puts on seminars in restaurants to educate staff on wine and spirits and promote the company’s products.
She is based in Portland, Oregon and is also a federally licensed wholesaler in the US.
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