ALL 2021 SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Our annual Ginposium gin industry event returns for another virtual serving in 2021 – and all of the sessions from Ginposium 2020 Part II are now available on this website.
What is Ginposium?
The Leading Gin industry event where some of the world’s most respected personalities and experts from the drinks and gin trade come together to discuss the state of the gin industry and share their knowledge and expertise on all things gin at this Gin Guild organised event.
“The Ginposium was a perfect blend of content – from professional advice to thought provoking new products”
Jared Brown/Anistatia Miller – The history of gin
Natasha Bahrami – The Gin Girl: Gin and variants viewed from the USA
Kirsty Black, Head Distiller, Arbikie Distillery: Making your own base spirit (GNS)
Rachel Sutherland, Flavour and Sensory Development Specialist, Warner’s Distillery: Developing a local true London Dry Gin reflecting local botanicals.
Bernadette Pamplin (Chair)
Aaron Knoll (Chair): How little is too little juniper for a gin to be considered a gin? A view from America.
Tasting with D T Smith (and panel)
Rosie Milsom, Atom Brands: New Product Development
Dimple Athavia, IWSC (International Wine and Spirit Competition)
Abhi Banik, Head Distiller, Copper Rivet Distillery
Nicholas Cook, The Gin Guild: Protecting the gin category
Matthew Pauley, the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling at Heriot Watt University
Ciara Cullen, International law firm RPC: A helpful reminder and update on intellectual property issues.
Find out more about the Gin Guild:
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 and the Institute of Brewing & Distilling in London.