12th June 2020
Our 7th annual Ginposium gin industry event is online for 2020 – all of the sessions from Ginposium 2020 will be available on this website from 12th June.
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”.
|Dr Anne Brock||Opening remarks and introduction to the Gin Guild.||The Gin Guild||Grand Rectifier of the Gin Guild and Master Distiller, Bombay Sapphire|
|Professor Scott Allen, CEng FIChemE||Flaming Heck! - Safety compliance by design. Mitigating the dangers implicit in storage and production/working with high ABV spirit.||Allen Associates (HPE) Ltd||Managing Director|
|Ivan Bell||Storytelling, perception and truth - A look at how well executed distinctive packaging design can add value to your brand.||Stranger & Stranger||Packaging design and branding|
|Will Edge||Beyond the soundbite - integrating sustainability into your distillery.|
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|Greensand Ridge Distillery||– winner of the 2019 Distillery Sustainability Award from the Spirits Business|
|David T Smith||Tutored gin tasting - what’s new for 2020?|
The world of gin is a fast-paced environment with constant innovation and there have been many new releases since last year’s Ginposium. This session looks at some of the more interesting new releases, as well as gin trends on which to keep an eye.
|Summerfruitcup.com||Spirit Author and Gin Judge|
|Panel Discussion: - From confinement to|
emergence – how we’ll work through COVID-19
|Chairman: Dr Anne Brock and Industry Panel|
|Joanne Moore||The good the bad and the ugly - A mindful innovation approach for Flavoured gins and the role of botanicals and flavours within this ever expanding category.||Quintessential Brands Group||Master Distiller|
|Alice Pearson||Colour me beautiful - A wider application of the Gin-Note flavour profiling methodology (in distillery visitor tasting Experiences) to describe gin flavours.||The Cotswold Distilling Company Ltd.||New Product Development|
|Gary Grant||Licensed to Spill - Licensing in the time of Coronavirus - opportunities and challenges||Francis Taylor Building, Inner Temple||Licensing Barrister|
|Natasha Curtin||Stir Creativity - How Bombay Sapphire built an iconic brand||Bacardi Global Brands||Global Vice President, Bombay Sapphire|
|Stephen Gould||Casting an Eagle eye on the US gin scene||Golden Moon Distillery||Founder / Master Distiller - Golden Moon Distillery|
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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 updated 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.