Meet The Team
Say hi to Sam
Sam Kent is a well-travelled man having moved from New Zealand to Australia as a kid and having since travelled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He’s also lived in Barcelona and London for a time but we’ve snapped up him and his worldly
knowledge for our Brisbane CBD store. Sam’s career ranged from real estate, auctioneering and, as he puts it, ‘professional adventuring’. However, whilst managing weddings at a heritage-listed restaurant in Sydney, he developed a love for wine. He started working in the
industry for Vintage Cellars and then became the Retail and Restaurant Manager at 5 th Element at South Bank in Brisbane. He loves living in Brisbane, spending time with his two children Penelope and Hugo, and enjoys snorkelling, martial arts and cricket. And of
course, wine. Sam is currently learning how to make wine and he has recently completed his first barrel of his own wine. Sam’s mission for Malt Traders is to continue to share his passion for wine and craft beer. He wants to cultivate partnerships with local producers and
wholesalers, and of course, our customers. Say “Hello” to Sam next time you’re in Malt Traders CBD!
Originally from London, England, Joe Bowles has been the “whisky man” of Malt for the past couple of years, having focused on whisky culture while attaining his degree in History from the University London. He did all of this whilst managing several well-known gasto pubs in the city.
Joe focuses on sourcing and advising on all things single malt and beyond, much aided by his growing whisky blog Malt Mondays. You can see him speaking from time to time at various venues across Brisbane as a key member of the growing Dram loving community here in Brisbane.
It’s not all whisky of course. Joe’s love for the old school wine makers is splattered all over the beautiful new Southbank venue, with a growing range of bio-dynamic and organic drops matched with some of the world’s most kooky and obscure beers. Pop into the venue south of the river to chat all things indulgent.