Sebastien Derbomez

Sebastien Derbomez

Monkey shoulder U.S. Ambassador

Sebastien Derbomez is the U.S. Ambassador for Monkey Shoulder, the 100 percent malt scotch whisky owned by William Grant & Sons. In this role, Seb is responsible for bringing Monkey Shoulder’s brand story and mischievous attitude to life. Through education and inventive activations for trade and consumers, Seb showcases the marriage of select single malts that make monkey shoulder perfect for mixing in cocktails and is revolutionizing cocktail culture.

Throughout his more than 10-year career in the food and beverage industries, Seb has held various positions allowing him to hone his skills in high-end hospitality, bartending and brand advocacy. Most recently, Seb served as a brand ambassador for Hendrick’s gin in the U.S. And Australia, also owned by William Grant & Sons. In that position, he developed and executed out-of-the-box initiatives and events such as the hot gin punch tournament and bonkers bike activation to share the brand with consumer and trade audiences. Prior to working with William Grant & Sons, Seb was based in London where he cultivated his bartending and hospitality skills at Nobu restaurant and private, members-only clubs including the century and the Burlington club.

A celebrated bartender, Seb has won several awards for outstanding cocktails, service and leadership including two Australian bar awards and a Queensland lifestyle award.

When Seb is not making cocktails or traveling the world to discover new cultures, he can be found throughout New York City. He is also a wine lover, obsessed with cooking and mixing flavors.