The DV portfolio

Since 2013, we’ve invested more than £245 million in over 35 founder-led drinks brands around the world. We’ve invested in both new and established brands in recognised and emerging categories.  We leave it up to each business whether they want to talk about our partnership, and have found that some founders just want to focus on talking about their own brands and the great drinks they make each day instead.

Spring 2023


TANICA is short for botanical and named for the Australian native and natural ingredients they use to make their flavoured aperitifs - all the cocktail feels and none of the regrets.

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Pimentae Drinks

Pimentae, a female-founded, premium tequila cocktail brand with a mission to liberate the way consumers enjoy tequila. Their flagship Spicy Margarita product is a unique blend of tequila, lime, chilli & agave – award-winning in taste and design.

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Casa J Tequila

CASA J is a female & Mexican-owned luxury tequila blanco, crafted to honour the artisanal independent spirits who bring our culture forward. CASA J aims to modernise the tradition of tequila, creating a contemporary feminine perspective committed to excellence in quality & craft while empowering our artisan communities in Jalisco. CASA J Tequila is founded by their New York-based CEO, Sofía Paloma Juárez.

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Lodestar Whiskey

Lodestar is a new American Whiskey brand founded by Anna Axster and Wendelin Von Schroder. With a background in film, music and touring, Anna and Wendelin were in search of a whiskey that they love to drink and resonate with. When their search came up short, they created Lodestar.

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Fall 2022


VERVET, a female and Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned sustainable brand of sparkling farm-to-can cocktails that reflect the diverse cultures and food scenes of Los Angeles.

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Atōst is a majority female and Latinx-owned wine-based farm-to-bottle aperitif helmed by CMO Cindy Pressman and CEO Kyle Pressman.

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Kromanti Distillery & Blending House

Kromanti, a rum distillery and blending house founded in 2020 by Cashain David and his daughter Danielle, descendants of the Kromantis who migrated throughout the Caribbean and were raised in the UK.

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Lot 42 Premium Drinks Co.

Lot 42 is a premium ready to drink range from co-founders, life partners and drinks veterans Chris MacDonald and Dale Milliken. With a focus on elevating the RTD category through award-winning flavours and a desire to pay homage to Chris’ families’ refugee roots on Prince Edward Island, Canada, Lot 42 is based on a true story of freedom, optimism, and adventure.

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Vascano Tequila

Vascano Tequila, a Black, women, and LGBTQIA+ owned brand born in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial turmoil that followed that summer. Created by founders, Vernon Leftwich, Adanna Mbanugo and Samantha Johnson, their collective goal was to create a multifunctional spirit representing their intersectional identities.

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