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Francisco Tonarely

Distillier LLC Grand Brulot

Miami, FL, USA

Co-Founder, President & CEO

Distillier LLC Grand Brulot

Francisco Tonarely


Francisco Tonarely is Co-Founder, President & CEO of Distillier LLC Grand Brulot, VSOP Cognac & Café Liqueur.

With 30 years of executive management and entrepreneurial experience in the US, Europe and Latin America, Francisco has held key management positions with industry-leading companies including Stock Spirits Group USA, Seagram Spirits and Wine Group, Pepsi Cola International, Colgate Palmolive, Bacardi International and Brand Equity Partners Inc. Francisco has a wide range of experience across consumer goods, Italian specialty foods, spirits, soft drinks, all purpose cleaners and soaps as well as financial & insurance services. He was US Consultant for MEC3, specialty foods company and was on the Board of Directors of Triple S Management, a publicly traded company on the NYSE. While serving on the board for over 5 years he served on the Compensation Committee and the Nominations and Governance Committee.

Educated at Fairfield University, Francisco graduated with a BS in Business, Marketing and BBA in Marketing and Management.

Francisco Tonarely’s Newsfeed

New York Times
A Sip of French Tradition With a Hint of New Orleans

Grand Brulot is a new take on the French tradition of spiking coffee with brandy as a digestif. The brandy is a VSOP Cognac from a fifth-generation estate owned by the Tardy family in the Cognac region of France. The coffee is a robusta from Ecuador, selected for its richness.

Distillier's Grand Brulot VSOP Cognac Café - Product Launch

Distillier is poised to launch its coffee-blended VSOP Cognac offering in the US. The company, which is owned by John Bernbach and Francisco Tonarely, initially released Grand Brulot VSOP Cognac Café in New York through a soft launch in New York earlier this year.

Francisco Tonarely’s Background

Co-Founder, President & CEO
Oct 2017 - Present
Miami, FL, USA
Grand Brulot is hand-crafted in the Cognac region of France. A unique VSOP Cognac blended with Ecuadorean coffee beans, the blend is aged in French oak barrels to allow the flavor to meld.
Sole Proprietor
Miami, FL, USA
BEPinc work closely with Destilería 7 Leguas in developing and managing the business abroad. Destilería 7 Leguas is a super premium 100% Agave Tequilana Weber "Azul" and was the original and exclusive supplier of their formula to Patron Tequila.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

Member of the Board of Directors, Compensation Committee & Nominations and Governance Committee.
San Juan, PR
Triple-S Management Corporation is the leading managed care company. Known as Blue Cross Blue Shield, in Puerto Rico, it delivers health insurance coverage to one in three Americans across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Francisco Tonarely’s Education

BS Business, Marketing BBA, Marketing Management
1976 - 1980