James Portella, portfolio manager at whisky investment company, Whiskey Wealth Club and an expert on the best Irish whiskey in Australia

James Portella

APAC Client Relations Director

Born in Italy but raised in Scotland, James grew up near the famous Scotch whisky distilleries of Deanston, Tullibardine, and Glen Turrett, sparking his curiosity about spirits.

This interest he leveraged into an earlier career managing sophisticated cocktail bars in Scotland, England and then in Australia.

With extensive experience working with luxury single malt brands including Macallan, Highland Park and Glenrothes, as well as high-net-worth clients, James brings with him both a deep knowledge abut the drinks industry, and contagious enthusiasm about whiskey investment in Australia, thus making him perfectly placed within the Sales team at Whiskey & Wealth Club.