The Guild organised its Ginposium event presenting a one-day advanced seminar on gin for the trade on 3rd June 2014 in the theatre at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, London. The event was assisted by Heriot-Watt University’s International Centre of Brewing and Distilling (ICBD).
The seminar topics comprised: Gin categories and legal definitions, Gin brands past and present and the importance of brand and marketing to ensure sales & success, Creating gin flavour, Botanicals and novel botanicals.
Two tutored tasting of gins, The micro-distilling/ craft distilling movement, Gin quality management (including the issue of on trade substitution), Future perspectives for gin, and Gin and its importance in Cocktails
- Christopher Hayman, Hayman Distillers
- Nicholas Cook, The Gin Guild
- Professor Paul Hughes, Heriot- Watt University/International Centre for Brewing and Distilling
- John McCarthy, Adnams Distillers & Brewers, winner of the 2013 IWSC Gin Trophy
- David T Smith,Author of ‘The Craft of Gin’ and upcoming titles, ‘Forgotten Spirits & Long-Lost Liqueurs’ and ‘How to Make Gin’. He runs the websiteSummerFruitCup.com, and is an international spirits competition judge.
- Mark Gamble, Union Distillers – Two Birds gins
- Ross Aylott, Partner - Aylott Scientific
- Charles Maxwell, Director and Master Distiller, Thames Distillers
- Tristan Stephenson, Mixologist, drinks industry expert and director of Fluid Movement – author of The Curious Bartender – The artistry and alchemy of creating the perfect cocktail.
Photos from this event
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB