A one day advanced seminar on gin and gin distilling

8th June 2017 at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)
RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

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.

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Opening remarks and the Gin Guild

Martin Riley, Grand Rectifier,
The Gin Guild
09.3010.00Botanicals 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
10.0010.20Come up and see me some time
The benefits of visitor friendly distilleries.
Daniel Szor,
Cotswold’s Distillery
10.2010.40Medals and marketing
The effect of spirit competition wins on marketing a brand.
Tarquin Leadbetter,
South-Western Distillery/Tarquin’s Gin
10.4011.15Coffee and networking
Barrow-loads of Botanicals
The dangers of using too many/conflicting botanicals merely for the sake of numbers.
Joanne Moore,
G&J Distillers
11.3512.05Tutored gin tasting
(Details to be advised)
David T Smith,
Spirit Author and Gin Judge, from SummerfruitCup
12.0512.45Panel 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
12.4513.05First impressions (the winner by a nose was…)
The importance of aroma for a gin brand.
Sion Edwards,
Distiller at Langley Distillery/Alcohols Ltd
14.00Lunch and networking
14.0014.20Selling the stuff!
Branding & marketing in a promiscuous purchasing environment.
Olivier Ward,
Gin Foundry
14.2014.45Working Wisely
An overview of Safety and Environmental concerns for Distillers.
Michael Clancy,
FDT Consulting Engineers
Still waters run deep
Vapour, Vacuum and pot – and the impact on mouth-feel and aroma.
Sam Carter,
Bombay Sapphire

David T Smith,
Spirit Author
15.1515.50Tea and networking
15.5016.20Science 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.
Henric Molin,
Founder and Owner,
Spirit of Hven Backafallsbyn AB
16.2016.50Spanish Practices
The rise of the gin phenomenon - as seen from Spain, one of the leading markets.
Michael Cruickshank,
Xix Bar, Barcelona
16.5017.45Gin & 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.