Allen is Head Honcho and has been with the shop for nearly thirty years. He’s seen more booze brands come and go than most of us have had hot dinners and is responsible for all things Gerry’s. Being Michael’s original apprentice and manager of Gerry’s, there really isn’t much he doesn’t know about booze.
Favoured Flavours: Rum & Tequila.
Specialities: Wines & Spirits, Roast Dinners, Disco, Doing Deals, and Bad Jokes.
Gerry’s Founder. Michael opened the shop in 1985 and hasn’t looked back since. He is an encyclopaedia of knowledge on Wines & Spirits and an absolute West End Legend.
Favourite Flavours: Wines & Liqueurs
Specialities: He founded Gerry’s! Enough Said.
Vince is Allen’s partner in crime and has been at Gerry’s for around about the same sort of time. He’s responsible for all things aesthetic and Internet orientated and works closely with Allen on selecting new, weird and wonderful products for the shop. His love of red wine is relentless as is his passion for collecting spirits from around the globe with reptiles inside them.
Favourite Flavours: Red Wine , Rum & Roast Parsnips.
Specialities: Wines & Spirits, Travelling, Bass & Banjo, Riding Motorbikes and Long Involved Stories.
Resident rocker and Bourbon enthusiast Markus comes from a strong Oddbins background and has been with the shop for four years. When not performing with his band Bear Vs Rhino he assists Allen and Vince with ordering new products and specialist sales.
Favourite Flavours: Bourbon & Beer.
Specialities: Wines & Spirits, Guitars, Singing & Dancing, Reading & Politics.
Founder of Back Bar Brands, Andy has been with the shop for ten years. He specialises in new, up and coming brands and comes from a strong sales and marketing background. If there’s an exciting product on the horizon its Andy’s job to find it before anyone else does.
Favourite Flavours: Rum, Tequila & Vodka.
Specialities: Wines & Spirits, Supporting Arsenal, Drinking & Psychology.
Matthew is our resident writer and contributes to several respected publications on all things boozy. He has a strong cocktail background and is founder of thebespokebar.com. When not setting up home bars he works in specialist sales at Gerry’s.
Favourite Flavours: Champagne, Liqueurs and Cognac.
Specialities: Wines & Spirits, Nike Air Jordans, Reading & Writing.
Marcus is our in house Gin and Wine aficionado. He has eons of experience in the Wine and Spirits trade and has been working at Gerry’s for three years. He is a leading authority on Dub Reggae and Gin and is responsible for specialist sales and customer account management.
Favourite Flavours: Gin, Rum and Wines.
Specialities: Wines & Spirits, Dog Walking, Collecting Vinyl and Working the Wheels of Steel. Being Tall.
Glen is part of the Gerry’s family and works with us here and there when he’s not travelling the world in search of new spirits or doing drinks styling for booze brand’s photography shoots. He’s a connoisseur of spirits and cocktails, with a sterling background in the bar world and assists with specialist sales.
Favourite Flavours: Tequila, Pisco and Cold Beer.
Specialities: Wines & Spirits, Running Bars, Reading, Cocktails and Walking.
Allen’s twin daughters Kerrie and Sinead, when not attending England’s finest universities and after spending all their money in cocktail bars, help dad out at the shop during the holidays. Having both been raised around the trade it’s only natural that they’d end up picking up the knowledge from pops and are responsible for sales assistance and customer accounts.
Favourite Flavours: Cocktails, Rum, Gin, Chocolate, Coffee and Tea.
Specialities: Reading, Writing, Events Management, Italian and French, Cocktail Drinking and Driving Dad up the Wall!
All illustrations by JIDE OLOSHUNDE