8th June 2017 at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)
Worldwide growth and interest in gin was in focus as industry body The Gin Guild installed its first member from Australia, while hosting its annual London Ginposium.
The event, held at RSA House, attracted more than 150 industry delegates, including from the USA, Japan, Falkland Islands, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Belgium, Germany and from around the UK.
Download the Ginposium presentations
The presentations, which are now available to download in PDF form, were as follows:
- Martin Riley, Grand Rectifier – Opening remarks
- Associate Professor Matthew Pauley from Heriot Watt University
- Daniel Szor from Cotswolds Distillery
- Tarquin Leadbetter from Southwestern Distillery
- Joanne Moore from G&J Distillers
- Sion Edwards from Langley Distillery
- Olivier Ward from Gin Foundry
- Michael Clancy from FDT Consulting Engineers
- Henric Molin from Spirit of Hven
- Michael Cruickshank – Xix Bar
Timings & more details of this Gin event:
|09.15||09.30||Opening remarks and the Gin Guild||Martin Riley, Grand Rectifier,
The Gin Guild
|09.30||10.00||Botanicals and Boffins. Where science meets art|
What improvements can be made to gin by the technical application of science and the latest research?
|Matthew Pauley, Associate Professor,
Heriot Watt University
|10.00||10.20||Come up and see me some time |
The benefits of visitor friendly distilleries.
|10.20||10.40||Medals and marketing|
The effect of spirit competition wins on marketing a brand.
South-Western Distillery/Tarquin’s Gin
|10.40||11.15||Coffee and networking|
Barrow-loads of Botanicals
The dangers of using too many/conflicting botanicals merely for the sake of numbers.
|11.35||12.05||Tutored gin tasting|
(Details to be advised)
|David T Smith,
Spirit Author and Gin Judge, from SummerfruitCup
|12.05||12.45||Panel Discussion: Adapting or abused?|
Does the Gin category need tighter definitions or not?
Charles Maxwell (Thames Distillers)
Tarquin Leadbetter (South-Western Distillery/Tarquin’s Gin)
Geraldine Coates (Gintime editor and author of Gin - ISBN: 9781853757884)
Olivier Ward (Gin Foundry)
|Chairman: Ian Buxton,
Author of 101 Gins to try before you die
|12.45||13.05||First impressions (the winner by a nose was…)|
The importance of aroma for a gin brand.
Distiller at Langley Distillery/Alcohols Ltd
|13.05||14.00||Lunch and networking|
|14.00||14.20||Selling the stuff!|
Branding & marketing in a promiscuous purchasing environment.
An overview of Safety and Environmental concerns for Distillers.
FDT Consulting Engineers
|14.45||15.15||Still waters run deep|
Vapour, Vacuum and pot – and the impact on mouth-feel and aroma.
David T Smith,
|15.15||15.50||Tea and networking|
|15.50||16.20||Science and nature|
The importance for gin distillers of chemical analysis (such as GCMS, HPLC and ICP-MS analysis), to ensure botanical quality control and assurance.
Henric Molin is a chemist by education and has dedicated the last 20 years to the science of creating scent and taste components for foodstuffs and foremost beverages – including gin.
Founder and Owner,
Spirit of Hven Backafallsbyn AB
The rise of the gin phenomenon - as seen from Spain, one of the leading markets.
Xix Bar, Barcelona
|16.50||17.45||Gin & Tonic and networking |
The London Essence Company is inspired by traditions established towards the end of the 19th century, skilfully distilling the essence of fine fruits and botanicals to create elegant, contemporary mixers.
The first all-light mixer collection, each delicate drink has been crafted in collaboration with esteemed bartender and gin producer, Nick Strangeway, to enable the flavour of its chosen spirits partner to shine through.
|The collection includes: Classic London Tonic; Grapefruit and Rosemary Tonic; Bitter Orange and Elderflower Tonic; and Delicate Ginger Ale.|