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 an overview of Classic Imports Spirits, click here, and for a list of SKU's, click here.

Brand Websites

  • Cold River
  • Benromach
  • Brenne
  • Gordon & Macphail

Classic Imports Team

D. Dean Williams

President. Dean continues Martignetti Companies’ national initiative as an importer and supplier of fine spirits for Classic Imports. Dean began his c... Read More

D. Dean Williams

President. Dean continues Martignetti Companies’ national initiative as an importer and supplier of fine spirits for Classic Imports. Dean began his career in the beverage alcohol industry in 1981 as the Wine Manager for a gourmet food and fine wine shop in Bedford, NH. He co-founded Jet Wine & Spirits in 1983 which was acquired by Martignetti Companies in 1993. He continues to operate Martignetti Companies of NH, Inc. as its Executive Vice President. In his additional role he now serves as Classic Imports’ President, reporting to ownership.

Chris Riesbeck

National Sales Manager. Chris joined Classic in 2011 and has served recently as the Senior Brand Ambassador for the company. As the company’s newly ap... Read More

Chris Riesbeck

National Sales Manager. Chris joined Classic in 2011 and has served recently as the Senior Brand Ambassador for the company. As the company’s newly appointed National Sales Manager, Chris is now responsible for all facets of sales and marketing of the brands sold by Classic Imports throughout the US. He was most recently “Highly Commended” in the category ‘Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year’ by the Icons of Whisky America - 2016. He is an unabashed whisky devotee who also appreciates and embraces finely crafted spirits from all categories as well as good wine, food, and conversation. 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.

Joseph Swanson

Brand Ambassador. Joe joins Classic Imports in the Northern New England region. In his new role, Joe will be responsible for growing our business in t... Read More

Joseph Swanson

Brand Ambassador. Joe joins Classic Imports in the Northern New England region. In his new role, Joe will be responsible for growing our business in the Northeast region. Joe has most recently been the Director of Sales & Marketing for Maine Distilleries in Freeport, ME, makers of Cold River Vodka and Gin. Prior to this position Joe was Assistant Distiller at Maine Distilleries and Assistant Brewer at both Allagash Brewing Company in Portland, ME and Harpoon Brewery in Boston, MA.