Ginposium 12th May 2016

A one day advanced seminar on gin and gin distilling

London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, London


Some of the world’s most respected personalities and experts from the drinks and gin trade joined forces on 12th May 2016 to share their knowledge and expertise on all things gin, in the third annual Gin Guild organised Ginposium seminar.

The Gin Guild was once again delighted to present this one-day advanced seminar on gin for the trade.

The seminar was held at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.

See for films of previous events and more.

Discounted rates apply for Gin Guild members and those booked via Gin Guild members, or for students (on production at the event of a current student card).

Price £79 for Gin Guild members. £99 for members of the public and non-members. Book online or for further details please contact

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Gin Workshop at the Bermondsey Distillery

Wednesday 11th May 2016 – 10:00-15:30 with Dr. Anne Brock and David T Smith.

After its popularity during the last two London Cocktail Weeks, Dr Brock and David Smith are once again running their one-day workshop exploring designing and distilling your own gin. As well as instruction on the practical aspects of gin, the workshop will allow attendees to discuss the more nuanced aspects of bringing a spirit to market. Topics covered include: production methods, “making the cuts”, working with botanicals, and filtration.

10:00-15:30, Bermondsey Distillery, 55 Stanworth St, London SE1 3NY.

£234 (lunch included). Tickets available here

Special Offer: Buy a ticket for the Gin Guild Ginposium and receive 20% off the ticket price for the Gin Workshop.

Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Gin Specification

The Guild only recognises gin styles produced by distilling ethyl alcohol in stills traditionally used for gin, in the presence of juniper berries and other botanicals – provided that the juniper taste is predominant.

Gin Guild Management

The strategy of the Guild is set by a Management Committee made up of representatives from the four largest UK gin distillers (Diageo, Grants, Bacardi and Chivas), with other Guild members and Liverymen from the Worshipful Company of Distillers.

The titular head of the Guild is the Grand Rectifier. The four largest distilling companies are represented by Founder Wardens. Other gin distillers are represented by Warden Rectifiers. Individual Guild members are known as Rectifiers.

Gin Guild Membership

Membership is open to all (subject to gin distillers and brand owners meeting the Gin Guild Gin specification).

Applications for membership of the Guild should be addressed to the Gin Guild Director General (see contact details).

Benefits of Gin Guild Membership

As detailed in the Guild objectives, membership will bring together Gin distillers and industry leaders involved in the production, promotion, distribution and consumption of Gin.

The Guild will annually arrange, co-host and/or facilitate access for Guild members to a programme of gin related events and celebrations.

Current details are available on request, but will include:

  • Annual Gin tasting event
  • Guild installation ceremonies (including an option for full members of Guild installation at the prestigious venue of the Mansion House, London, followed by a combined Banquet with the Worshipful Company of Distillers in the famous Egyptian Hall).

Gin Guild Promotion

The Gin Guild Website will be regularly up-dated and the Guild will produce a regular magazine covering both Guild events and gin articles.

Education and Development

The Guild will develop its links and encourage further education and research into gin, and will work with the London based Wine & Spirit Education Trust, the International Centre for Brewing & Distilling at Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in London and the Distillation Department of Minnesota University, USA.