Introducing… Keli Rivers, Sipsmith

7th February, 2024

Keli Rivers from Sipsmith who will be talking at Ginposium 2023

A potted history and the future of the Martini.

It would be humble to say that Keli Rivers has been very lucky in her gin immersed career – from curating the largest gin and genever collection in the Americas for San Francisco mecca, Whitechapel to being named by Gin Magazine’s Iconic Awards; Gin Ambassador of the Year (2021) for the pioneering craft brand; Sipsmith – but honestly, she has worked her butt off to get to where she is.

With 29 years under her belt in the hospitality industry all over the world, including Germany, Japan, Hong Kong. She spends her time spreading the gospel of juniper driven beverages with a perfectly crafted negroni in hand. One might call Keli’s fascination with the botanically guided an unhealthy fixation, however in the words of the infamous icon- John Waters, “Without obsession, life is nothing”. Keli is a Rectifier in the Gin Guild.

Keli Rivers




  • 9th June 2023
  • RSA House, London

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