Ginposium 2016

A one day advanced seminar on gin and gin distilling

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.

Watch the 2016 Ginposium highlights now:

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.

For films of previous events and more

Timings, speakers & details of this Gin event:

London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, London

Martin Riley, Grand Rectifier of The Gin Guild
Emma Hibbert, Adnams
Robert Furse, UKTI
Charles Maxwell, Thames Distillers
Bernard Gormley, Nude Design
Professor Katherine Smart, SABMiller plc and Institute of Brewing & Distilling
David T Smith,
Dr. Anne Brock, Bermondsey Distillery
Miles Beale, Wines & Spirits Trade Association
Joanne Moore, G&J Distillers
Valentine Warner, BBC’s What to Eat Now

Find out more about the Gin Guild:

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 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.