7th June 2019 – RSA House
Some of the world’s most respected personalities and experts from the drinks and gin trade will be coming together to discuss the state of the gin industry and share their knowledge and expertise on all things gin, in the sixth annual Gin Guild organised Ginposium event.
Ginposium 2019 Ticket Prices
|Ticket Type||Early Bird Price †||Standard Price
|Before 30th March 2019*||From 30th March|
|Gin Guild Member ticket *||£140||£180|
|Distilling student Ticket||£140||£180|
Ginposium 2018 highlights including the introduction of Gin-Note™:
|Ed Pilkington||The Gin Guild||Grand Rectifier of the Gin Guild|
|Tommy Haughton||Beacon Commodities Ltd|
|Nolan Kane||Allied Glass|
|Ben Marston,||Puddingstone Distillery|
|Dr Anne Brock||Bombay Sapphire Distillery|
|David T Smith||SummerfruitCup||Spirit Author and Gin Judge|
|Chairman: Ed Pilkington|
|Evelyne Canterranne||FlavorActiV||FlavorActiV are the world leader in beverage sensory for tasting panels and analytical instruments.|
|Tom Warner||Warner Edwards|
|Terry Frazer, Master Distiller and|
Joanne McKerchar, Senior Archivist
|Diageo||Founder members of the Gin Guild Owners of Gordon's and Tanquery brands|
|The Portman Group||The Portman Group are the self-regulatory body for the alcohol industry in the UK. Since inception more than 25 years ago, it has set high standards for the naming, packaging and promotion of alcoholic drinks.|
|Stuart Gregor||Four Pillars Distillery|
RSA HOUSE, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ
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 brings together Gin distillers and industry leaders involved in the production, promotion, distribution and consumption of Gin.
The Guild 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 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 is regularly up-dated and the Guild produce a regular magazine covering both Guild events and gin articles.
Education and Development
The Guild develop its links and encourage further education and research into gin, and 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.