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We would love to hear from you!

More Info :

 

 : London to Lima Spirits

: +51 979 10 10 90

 : karenajames@londontolima.com

: Lima – Peru

          

Coming Soon: Tours of our distillery!

Coming Soon: Tours of our distillery!

Our Team

Alex James, Founder Distiller & CEO

Aliases: Randy Groover (in his day a 70s disco king).

Finest Hour: Belting out Irish Folk songs from the rooftops of London.

Favourite Tipple: Silver Bullet

Alex graduated from Edinburgh University in 2000 with an BEng in Mechanical Engineering. His first career was with the British Army; as a Captain in the Household Cavalry, he served in Afghanistan, specialised in reconnaissance and was a parachutist. Having completed his MBA at London Business School in 2010 he moved to Peru looking for adventure with his wife Karena, two young children and Jack Russell. Alex became a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers through patrimony of his father, who produced wine and traded spirits. Alex has turned what started off as a hobby he adored into his passion and lifelong calling. He is currently studying for an MSc in Brewing & Distilling at the International Centre for Brewing & Distilling in Scotland. He is also treasurer for Cricket Peru and to date has mustered over 30 international caps!

Karena de Lecaros James, CMO

Aliases:Uhura (the linguist from Star Trek)

Finest Hour: Peddling Gin on the streets of London whilst heavily pregnant.

Favourite Tipple: French ‘75

Born to Peruvian parents, Karena grew up mostly in London but also went to school in Asia and the Middle East for a few years. Educated at the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London, she went on to read Arabic with Middle Eastern Studies at Durham University followed by an MA in Management. Karena speaks several languages and worked in global marketing and asset raising for Alternative Investments in London for JP Morgan and UBS and in Lima for Credicorp Capital as Head of International Distribution. She is married to Alex James with whom she shares two Jack Russells, Riskie and Scapa, two children, Max 8, Olivia 6, with number 3 on the way, and a sense of adventure! Karena has a mean forehand but has yet to win a Grand Slam!

Will Massam, Sales & Marketing Intern

Aliases: Tea bag

Finest Hour: Taking a catch off Alex’s bowling for Peru’s first wicket in the 2017 SAC (the ball came down with snow on it!)

Favourite tipple: Spectacled Bear Punch

Will is a student studying Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Bristol and was the first ever intern to join the London to Lima team. His new-found passion for gin rivals that of his love for music and those working at the distillery rarely find themselves without a soundtrack as varied as the botanicals going into our copper still itself! When he’s not working, you can find him attempting to dance salsa in Sargento or another one of Barranco’s many clubs; if he’s not dancing the night away then the odds are he’s soaking up Peruvian culture somewhere or playing cricket. Thankfully his work for London to Lima is a lot more reliable than his batting performances for Peru but there’s no denying that he very much enjoys both in equal measure as he always carries out both his international and work duties with fervour.

Archie Young, Sales & Marketing Intern

Aliases: Dancing Queen

Finest HourTreating the workforce to a dance routine to some ABBA after a long shift in the distillery with all the grace of Pierce Brosnan in spandex

Favourite tipple: London to Lima Dry martini. Shaken, not stirred

Archie is currently studying for a BA in French & Spanish at Bristol University. A keen sailor at Bristol, Archie is currently heading up the latest London to Lima project, sailing casks of rum back to the Isle of Man. With adventures such as the Mongol Rally already down on his CV, we think he’s probably the only team member stupid enough to do it; the promise of a daily rum ration from Alex was enough to decide it. Having experienced driving in Lima he is never more than a breath away from mentioning ‘the rally.’ ‘I’m on my Gap Yah’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. On a quest to establish himself as the new 007, he’s edging ever closer to Johnny English one health and safety disaster at a time…

Our Team

Alex James, Founder Distiller & CEO

Aliases: Randy Groover (in his day a 70s disco king).

Finest Hour: Belting out Irish Folk songs from the rooftops of London.

Favourite Tipple: Silver Bullet

Alex graduated from Edinburgh University in 2000 with an BEng in Mechanical Engineering. His first career was with the British Army; as a Captain in the Household Cavalry, he served in Afghanistan, specialised in reconnaissance and was a parachutist. Having completed his MBA at London Business School in 2010 he moved to Peru looking for adventure with his wife Karena, two young children and Jack Russell. Alex became a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers through patrimony of his father, who produced wine and traded spirits. Alex has turned what started off as a hobby he adored into his passion and lifelong calling. He is currently studying for an MSc in Brewing & Distilling at the International Centre for Brewing & Distilling in Scotland. He is also treasurer for Cricket Peru and to date has mustered over 30 international caps!

Karena de Lecaros James, CMO

Aliases: Uhura (the linguist from Star Trek)

Finest Hour: Peddling Gin on the streets of London whilst heavily pregnant.

Favourite Tipple: French ‘75

Born to Peruvian parents, Karena grew up mostly in London but also went to school in Asia and the Middle East for a few years. Educated at the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London, she went on to read Arabic with Middle Eastern Studies at Durham University followed by an MA in Management. Karena speaks several languages and worked in global marketing and asset raising for Alternative Investments in London for JP Morgan and UBS and in Lima for Credicorp Capital as Head of International Distribution. She is married to Alex James with whom she shares two Jack Russells, Riskie and Scapa, two children, Max 8, Olivia 6, with number 3 on the way, and a sense of adventure! Karena has a mean forehand but has yet to win a Grand Slam!

Will Massam, Sales & Marketing Intern

Aliases: Tea bag

Finest Hour: Taking a catch off Alex’s bowling for Peru’s first wicket in the 2017 SAC (the ball came down with snow on it)

Favourite tipple: Spectacled Bear Punch

Will is a student studying Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Bristol and was the first ever intern to join the London to Lima team. His new-found passion for gin rivals that of his love for music and those working at the distillery rarely find themselves without a soundtrack as varied as the botanicals going into our copper still itself! When he’s not working, you can find him attempting to dance salsa in Sargento or another one of Barranco’s many clubs; if he’s not dancing the night away then the odds are he’s soaking up Peruvian culture somewhere or playing cricket. Thankfully his work for London to Lima is a lot more reliable than his batting performances for Peru but there’s no denying that he very much enjoys both in equal measure as he always carries out both his international and work duties with fervour.

Archie Young, Sales & Marketing Intern

Aliases: Dancing Queen

Finest HourTreating the workforce to a dance routine to some ABBA after a long shift in the distillery with all the grace of Pierce Brosnan in spandex

Favourite tipple: London to Lima Dry martini. Shaken, not stirred

Archie is currently studying for a BA in French & Spanish at Bristol University. A keen sailor at Bristol, Archie is currently heading up the latest London to Lima project, sailing casks of rum back to the Isle of Man. With adventures such as the Mongol Rally already down on his CV, we think he’s probably the only team member stupid enough to do it; the promise of a daily rum ration from Alex was enough to decide it. Having experienced driving in Lima he is never more than a breath away from mentioning ‘the rally.’ ‘I’m on my Gap Yah’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. On a quest to establish himself as the new 007, he’s edging ever closer to Johnny English one health and safety disaster at a time…