Gin has a rich and colourful history. From crazes to palaces, it has offered courage in battle, sparked riots and provoked law changes.
It has been a medicine, a key cocktail ingredient and it even played a part in locating the magnetic north pole.
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 gin.
The Gin Guild promotes and encourages commitment to excellence in gin distillation and industry custodianship of the spirit category.
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.