Claire Warner (nee Smith) began her corporate career in 2003, joining the LVMH owned brand, Belvedere Vodka and was appointed Head of Spirit Creation and Mixology in 2009. In this role, Claire led the development of all new Belvedere expressions, as well as creating the global educational programmes for Belvedere. Belvedere was awarded ‘Vodka Producer of the Year’ in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by the International Spirit Challenge.
In 2015 Claire was awarded both Best International Brand Ambassador at Tales of the Cocktail, the ‘Oscar’s’ of the drinks industry, and Wine Spectator Ambassador of the year.
Claire joined the alcohol-free world of Seedlip in January 2018 to head up the brand’s sister company, Æcorn Drinks. Æcorn launched in May 2019 to London’s Selfridges & Waitrose nationwide. Æcorn will extend ‘what to drink when you’re not drinking’ from the bar to the table.