New venue & speakers confirmed for Ginposium 2017

27th May, 2021

Due to popular demand The Gin Guild’s fourth annual Ginposium seminar is moving to a larger venue and, as always, will be packed with some of the world’s most respected gin trade experts talking all things gin.

The one day event, which will be held on the 8th June at RSA House in London, will be bigger and better than ever.

There will be eleven exciting speakers, plus a knowledgeable panel for one session, who will take to the stage to cover a range of topics including: the benefits of visitor-friendly distilleries, the importance of aroma for a gin brand, the rise of the gin phenomenon in Spain, and branding and marketing.

Nicholas Cook, Director General of industry body The Gin Guild, said: “Our previous Ginposium events have sold out, so for 2017 we are holding the event at a much larger venue, RSA House in London.

The excitement and interest in gin continues to grip and enthuse. Last year in the UK alone over £1 billion of gin was sold, and we hope to better that this year.

“New brands continue to arrive on the scene almost weekly to stake their claim, while established brands and the early entrants to the current renaissance continue to innovate and develop.”

As the international gin industry member body, The Gin Guild continues its active role in promoting gin-excellence across the world from gin’s historical home in London, and presents its fourth annual UK gin seminar line-up.

Speakers at Ginposium 2017 include:

  • Martin Riley, The Gin Guild
  • Matthew Pauley, Heriot Watt University
  • Daniel Szor, Cotswold’s Distillery
  • Tarquin Leadbetter, South-Western Distillery and Tarquin’s Gin
  • Joanne Moore, G& J Distillers
  • Sion Edwards, Langley Distillery and Alcohols Limited
  • Olivier Ward, Gin Foundry
  • Michael Clancy, FDT Consulting Engineers
  • Sam Carter, Bombay Sapphire
  • Henric Molin, Spirit of Hven Backafallsbyn AB
  • Michael Cruickshank, Xix Bar, Barcelona

Throughout the day, those attending the gin event in London will enjoy samples of the spirit including, partaking in a tutored tasting led by David T Smith of Another highlight will be a panel discussion chaired by ‘101 Gins to try before you die’ author, Ian Buxton, on whether or not the gin category needs tighter definitions.


Simultaneously with the release of booking details for this year’s event  The Gin Guild is pleased to release footage of its 2016 event which, together with previous seminars can be found on this website in our Ginopedia section, for those seeking gin related enlightenment and enriching gin experiences worldwide.

The Gin Guild provides an authoritative voice for gin, recognising excellence in distillation, and is a primary contact for media and commentators, publishing reference works and hosting seminal events on gin. Members include distillers, marketing directors, bartenders, brand managers, writers and journalists. For more information visit