A one day advanced seminar on gin and gin distilling
The Gin Guild is once again joining with Heriot-Watt University’s International Centre of Brewing and Distilling (ICBD), to present a one-day advanced seminar on gin for the trade.
The seminar was held at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.
Watch the 2015 Ginposium highlights now:
Timings, speakers & details of this Gin event:
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, London
Christopher Hayman, Hayman Distillers
Rachel Rees, Campden BRI
Mark Gamble, Union Distillers – Two Birds gins
John McCarthy, Adnams Distillers & Brewers, winner of the 2013 IWSC Gin Trophy
David T Smith, Leading author and owner of SummerFruitCup.com, he is also an international spirits competition judge.
Nate Brown, The London Bar Consultants
Professor Alex Speers, Heriot-Watt University
Dr Anne Brock, Jensen’s Distillery
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, the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in London and the Distillation Department of Minnesota University, USA.