Welcome

Classic Imports has the expertise, professionalism, and passion to represent and grow the finest spirits in terms of quality and craft through its network of distributors nationwide. For a list of Classic Imports Spirits and SKUs, click here.

Brand Websites

  • Benromach
  • Brenne
  • Gordon & Macphail

Classic Imports Team

Gary Keimach

Senior Vice President Martignetti Companies. Gary is leading the Company’s national initiative as an importer and supplier of fine spirits for Classic... Read More

Gary Keimach

Senior Vice President Martignetti Companies. Gary is leading the Company’s national initiative as an importer and supplier of fine spirits for Classic Imports. He received the honor, ‘Keeper of the Quaich’ in Scotland in April 2013 in recognition for his contributions to the Scotch Whisky industry. Gary reports to ownership and has been responsible for developing and leading several internal projects and standardization efforts. Formerly part of United Liquors Ltd. senior management team, he has experience in all facets of the industry both in open and control states which include sales, supply chain, warehouse operations, and general management functions. Gary has a dual degree from The Whitman School of Management and The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University as well as an M.B.A. from Babson College.

Chris Riesbeck

Director Classic Imports / Senior Brand Ambassador. Chris is an unabashed whisky devotee who also appreciates and embraces finely crafted spirits from... Read More

Chris Riesbeck

Director Classic Imports / Senior Brand Ambassador. Chris is an unabashed whisky devotee who also appreciates and embraces finely crafted spirits from all categories as well as good wine, food, and conversation. He joined Classic in 2011 and is currently responsible for most major markets in the Northeast and Mid-West. Chris started in the industry as a distributor sales representative before moving through progressively higher levels of management at Slocum (distributor) in North Haven. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from the College of Wooster (Ohio).

Daniel Pate

Brand Ambassador. Daniel Pate is Brand Ambassador for Classic Imports Southeast Region. In his new role, Dan will oversee the growing Classic portfoli... Read More

Daniel Pate

Brand Ambassador. Daniel Pate is Brand Ambassador for Classic Imports Southeast Region. In his new role, Dan will oversee the growing Classic portfolio working with our distributor partners in the Southeastern states. Dan has most recently been the Market Manager for White & MacKay in Northern California. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida and has completed sales certification training with E&J Gallo, Heineken and Diageo.

Jeff Peterson

Brand Ambassador. Jeff joins Classic as our Brand Ambassador for the Midwest, coming from the Goose Island Beer Company. He’s also spent time as an a... Read More

Jeff Peterson

Brand Ambassador. Jeff joins Classic as our Brand Ambassador for the Midwest, coming from the Goose Island Beer Company. He’s also spent time as an apprentice at Few Spirits in Evanston, Illinois. Jeff's thirst for knowledge has taken him to numerous distilleries, wineries and breweries throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, South America and Africa.

Joe McCluskey

Brand Ambassador. After arriving in Los Angeles via Syracuse University, Joe quickly established himself in the Hollywood nightlife community by succe... Read More

Joe McCluskey

Brand Ambassador. After arriving in Los Angeles via Syracuse University, Joe quickly established himself in the Hollywood nightlife community by successfully running high-end venues. As an aficionado of fine spirits, he then launched an entity to provide sales, marketing, and event support for large companies such as Brown-Forman, as well as emerging craft spirits brands. Joe is excited to be part of the Classic Imports team and will oversee the Western Region.