Leading experts from the gin and drinks trade joined forces to share their knowledge and expertise on all things gin, at the third annual Ginposium seminar, organised by industry body The Gin Guild.

The 120 delegates who attended the sold out seminar, held on 12 May at The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, enjoyed 11 exciting speakers and topics.

These included Joanne Moore of G&J Distillers, who spoke about the importance of ABV; Dr Anne Brock of Bermondsey Distillery, who discussed the effect of different botanical fixatives on gin and chef Valentine Warner of BBC’s ‘What to Eat Now’ and Hepple Gin, who held a session on food pairing with gin.

Nicholas Cook, Director General of The Gin Guild, said: “This was our third Ginposium and it was a hugely successful event that was enjoyed by all.

I’d like to thank all of our speakers who provided insightful talks and created debate and discussion between those who attended.

“The Gin Guild hosts Ginposium as a way to lead discussion within the industry. The event sold out this year and we are looking into booking a larger venue next year to meet the increased demand.”

Other speakers at the event included: The Gin Guild’s Grand Rectifier, Martin Riley; Emma Hibbert, Head of Corporate Affairs at Adnams; Miles Beale from the Wines & Spirits Trade Association; Tony Lamb, UKTI food and drink sector specialist; Professor Katherine Smart of SAB Miller plc and the Institute of Brewing & Distilling.

In addition to these speakers Bernard Gormley and Tony Enoch of Nude Design discussed how to market a new product and the importance of bottle design, culminating in the launch of Newmarket Gin.

Over the course of the seminar, delegates enjoyed six tutored gin tastings, including; Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers’ discussion on the influences of different base spirits on gin and two sessions that covered Terroir and Innovation, run by gin competition judge and independent journalist David T Smith of SummerFruitCup.com.

The full film of the 2016 seminar will soon be available to view by Gin Guild members in the members section. Previous event footage is viewable by all. For more information visit www.theginguild.com.