History

of the Gin Guild

The Guild’s own history is intertwined with gin’s eventful past. The Gin Guild was incorporated by the Worshipful Company of Distillers, one of London’s traditional Livery Companies, incorporated by Royal Charter in 1638.

The historical role of the Worshipful Company of Distillers was to hold key responsibilities for the control and regulation of early gin distillers.

We have a unique, historical link to the gin industry and its historical heart – London. The City remains fundamentally important to gin as the category becomes prominent across the world.

The Worshipful Company of Distillers aims, via the work of the Gin Guild, to be at the heart of the distilling industry to provide and facilitate a wider opportunity for those involved in the gin industry, allowing them to participate in a modern convivial industry forum, whilst reflecting and including many of the traditions of the City of London.

Find out more about the Worshipful Company of Distillers: www.distillers.org.uk

Member testimonials

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We’re committed to driving excellence in the way that gin is served, as well as in the way it is distilled – because it’s integral that one supports the other. Duncan McRae,

Hendricks Ambassador to Britain