Individual members join the Gin Guild as Rectifiers.
To be eligible for membership, a nominee must have had a material service or association with the gin industry and have made a positive contribution to the management, promotion, development, production, sales, marketing or distribution of gin, or its academic study and spirits industry training.
Details of an applicant’s service or association with the gin industry, giving details and dates, will be provided to the Guild Management Committee to ascertain whether the applicant is eligible for the honour of Guild membership.
Applications for the Gin Guild membership also require support from two suitable industry referees who must have known the applicant for not less than two years (these do not need to be Guild members). Both referees will be required to complete their details and also sign the application.
Individual applicants have the option of paying a one-off fee of £1,500 for life membership, or paying a joining fee of £125 and an annual fee of £200. All fees are expressed net of VAT.
After 10 years of annual membership, a membership will automatically be converted to life membership.