Our founder and chief taster Colin comes from a family of piano specialists who travelled the globe in pursuit of the world’s best pianos.


Colin’s search took him to Germany, and, as many a piano was unearthed, each of the discoveries was celebrated with a fine German bier and the odd G&T. This was thirsty work but also the beginning of a new found passion. 

Coming from Scotland, Colin was no stranger to quality spirits and crafty beers but his tastebuds had been tingled by the new flavours he had found and he was keen to share them with his friends back in the UK.

Colin would bring home his beer and spirit ‘finds’ and word quickly spread about his German discoveries. The Original Bier Company was born and the Steinway imports quickly replaced with wheat beers and premium gins! We hope you enjoy Colin’s exclusive selections.