The Gin Guild - Celebrating Excellence in Gin Distillation and Promotion

Black Button Barrel Reserve Gin holds a special place in the Black Button team's hearts. The combination of our two true small batch distilling loves. The bright fresh pop of the Citrus Forward...

Gin & tonic was the creation of the British in India. It was introduced as a way of making quinine – used to combat malaria – taste less bitter. But the Indian spirits market has always been dominated by whisky and rum. Is that about to change? We catch up with the Guild's first member from India, Anand Virmani, who launched his first brand of Indian-made London Dry Gin in the country this year.

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Some of the world’s most respected personalities and experts from the drinks and gin trade will once again be coming together to discuss...

Enter our members section to access gin resources dedicated to Gin Guild members, including event information, videos, photo galleries, contact details and marketing guidelines.

Find out information about how the Gin Guild came to exist, from its conception to being realised as an industry-representing body and the current Grand Rectifier Ed Pilkington.
If you would like to join the Gin Guild, explore the options available, either as a gin producer or associate member.

The Gin Guild aims to ensure gin's prominent place in the future by bringing together gin distillers and industry leaders involved in the production, promotion, distribution and consumption of...

Explore the locations of Gin Guild members and their distilleries using our interactive distillery map.

The family-run Langley Distillery, situated in the early 19th century Crosswells Road brewery building in Langley Green, has been producing gin on site since 1920. Owned by Alcohols Limited, the distillery is one of the world’s largest independent gin producers, and makes around one million bottles of gin per week for over 100 brands, with no sign of it slowing down.

50 years, eight gins, one Lifetime Achievement Award from The Gin Guild and Beefeater’s Master Distiller Desmond Payne still isn’t ready to put his feet up. We chat to ‘Mr Beefeater’ about spending five decades in the gindustry...

The best events, with the most connected people in the drinks industry - explore opportunities to meet with others in the Spirits industry at our leading events.
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04
Dec
2017

HRH The Princess Royal officially opened Copper Rivet Distillery in Chatham’s Historic Dockyard. The three founders, Bob Russell and his sons Matthew and Stephen welcomed her to their beautiful distillery before introducing her to the team. 

13
Oct
2017

The Gin Guild has installed Ed Pilkington, Marketing and Innovation Director for Diageo Europe, as its latest Grand Rectifier.

18
Sep
2017

Bombay Sapphire has announced Dr. Anne Brock as its Master Distiller. The Director at the Gin Guild joins the Bacardi owned Bombay Sapphire from Bermonsdey Distillery, makers of Jensen's Gin.
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Welcome to the Gin Guild website

Taking the Gin category to new heights in partnership with producers

The Gin Guild has been set up to work with gin distillers and those in the gin industry from the UK and around the world to provide leadership and focus for the promotion of this exciting spirit category. Gin Guild member testimonials

 

26
Mar
2018

Plans are already underway for the 2018 event that will be held in Portland Oregon. If there are useful opportunities for members these will be circulated.

07
Jun
2018

Some of the world’s most respected personalities and experts from the drinks and gin trade will be coming together to discuss the state of the gin industry and share their knowledge and expertise on all things gin, in the fifth annual Ginposium

08
Oct
2018

Station Berlin
Bar Convent Berlin has grown into one of the leading international trade fairs for the bar and beverages industry. Each year the “Who’s Who” of this industry’s German and European representatives gather in Berlin to make new contacts
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We are a spirits industry body that represents the gin industry as a whole. The Gin Guild is supported by the four major gin distilling companies: Bacardi, Diageo, William Grant and Sons and Chivas Brothers.

We aim to promote the gin category across the globe, enhancing its image and widening its appeal to worldwide consumers.

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