Ginposium 2018  7th June 2018

A one day advanced seminar on gin and gin distilling

7th June 2018 - Venue TBC

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 fourth annual Gin Guild organised Ginposium seminar.

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Booking tickets & more information

Ginposium 7th June 2018

Tickets are not yet on sale for this event.

* Discounted rates apply for Gin Guild members and those booked via Gin Guild members,or distilling students – undergraduate and post graduate. Proof of status will be required to be produced.

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Speakers at this Gin Guild event:

Speakers yet to be announced.

Timings & more details of this Gin event:


Venue TBC

Find out more about the Gin Guild:

Gin Specification

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.

Gin Guild Management

The strategy of the Guild is set by a Management Committee made up of representatives from the four largest UK gin distillers (Diageo, Grants, Bacardi and Chivas), with other Guild members and Liverymen from the Worshipful Company of Distillers.

The titular head of the Guild is the Grand Rectifier. The four largest distilling companies are represented by Founder Wardens. Other gin distillers are represented by Warden Rectifiers. Individual Guild members are known as Rectifiers.

Gin Guild Membership

Membership is open to all (subject to gin distillers and brand owners meeting the Gin Guild Gin specification).

Applications for membership of the Guild should be addressed to the Gin Guild Director General (see contact details).

Benefits of Gin Guild Membership

As detailed in the Guild objectives, membership will bring together Gin distillers and industry leaders involved in the production, promotion, distribution and consumption of Gin.

The Guild will annually arrange, co-host and/or facilitate access for Guild members to a programme of gin related events and celebrations.

Current details are available on request, but will include:

  • Annual Gin tasting event
  • Guild installation ceremonies (including an option for full members of Guild installation at the prestigious venue of the Mansion House, London, followed by a combined Banquet with the Worshipful Company of Distillers in the famous Egyptian Hall).

Gin Guild Promotion

The Gin Guild Website will be regularly up-dated and the Guild will produce a regular magazine covering both Guild events and gin articles.

Education and Development

The Guild will develop its links and encourage further education and research into gin, and will work with the London based Wine & Spirit Education Trust, the International Centre for Brewing & Distilling at Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in London and the Distillation Department of Minnesota University, USA.

For Gin Guild information and further details, contact:

Nicholas Cook, Director General, The Gin Guild, The Gimlet, 199 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0AE, England.

Telephone 020 33 97 27 37 Email or visit

The Gin Guild is the trading name of The Gin Guild Limited Company Number: 08148932