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Annual Gin Industry Dinner and Spring Installation 2023

Thursday 4th May 2023 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

£140.00 – £185.00


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Confirmed attendees included:

  • 58 & Co
  • 82O Spirits
  • Adnams
  • Alcohols Ltd
  • Angus Dundee Distillers
  • Arizona Craft Beverage (Elgin Distillery)
  • ATOM Brands
  • Bacardi
  • Basilisk Gin
  • Beacon Commodities
  • Beefeater Gin
  • Bermondsey Distillery (Jensen’s Gin)
  • Berry Bros. & Rudd (No.3 Gin)
  • Bombay Sapphire
  • Brighton Gin
  • Caorunn Gin (Inver House Distillers)
  • Chase Distillery
  • Columbia Road Gin Makers
  • Copper in the Clouds Distillery
  • Copper Rivet Distillery
  • Cotswolds Distillery
  • Crafter’s Gin (Liviko Distillery)
  • De Kuyper Royal Distillers
  • Diageo
  • Distilled Brands
  • Distillerie Saint Gervais Mont Blanc
  • Distiller’s Nose
  • Distillers of Surrey
  • Edelwhite Gin AG
  • Edwards Distillers
  • El-Bart Gin
  • East Side Distillery (DOJA Gin)
  • Feddie Distillery AS
  • Ford’s Gin (Brown-Forman)
  • G’Vine
  • Gertie’s UK
  • Ginepraio Tuscan Gin
  • Gin Mare (Brown-Forman)
  • Gin a Ding Ding
  • Gin Monkey Ltd
  • G&J Distillers
  • Hayman’s Distillers
  • Hendrick’s Gin
  • Holyrood Distillery
  • Hope Distillery OÜ
  • International Drinks Specialists
  • Jim & Tonic
  • Joseph Flach & Sons
  • Ki No Bi Gin (Pernod Ricard)
  • London and Scottish International
  • London to Lima Spirits
  • Mainline Spirits
  • Malt Norge AS
  • Mentzendorff & Co. / Anae Gin
  • Nordic Gin House
  • Paragon Brands
  • Paragraph Publishing
  • Pernod Ricard / Chivas Brothers
  • Quintessential Brands
  • Rankin Brothers & Sons
  • Rutte Distillery
  • Sipsmith
  • Sky Wave Gin
  • SMYK Consulting
  • Spirits Advocate
  • spiritsEUROPE
  • Southwestern Distillery (Tarquin’s Gin)
  • StarSpice Ingredients
  • Strongwells Ltd
  • Summerfruitcup
  • Thames Distillers
  • Trevethan Distillery
  • Union Distillers
  • Vánagandr Destilerías S.L.
  • Verallia (Allied Glass)
  • Waterock Brands Ltd
  • Webb James
  • Wessex Distillery

Join the Gin Guild for our annual banquet for those in the Gin Industry


Celebrate 10 years of the Gin Guild at the Annual Gin Industry Dinner and Guild Spring Installation.

The Gin Industry Annual Dinner has long been one of the Guild’s most sought after events. Attendance is only available to those in the gin industry (no spouse / partner / non-industry guests permitted on this occasion), so has a unique place in the annual spirits calendar as it provides unrivalled networking opportunities with key industry members. Please check with the Director General if unsure.

Praise for the Gin Industry Annual Dinner:

We are so looking forward to a night away, some good food, drink & great company.

Truly honoured to be part of The Gin Guild, and it was a humbling experience to be in a room filled with icons of the industry.
Gin Guild members

Dress Code

  • Formal lounge suits (with ties) for men
  • Cocktail dresses for ladies
  • No casual/sport clothes/shoes


6.15 Welcome G&Ts, with various gins for your appreciation, drawn from the legendary Guild bar. This is a showcase of gins from our Founder Wardens, and from new members who joined the Guild in the last year, and new products from existing members that have been launched in the last twelve months.

6.45 7.15 Installation of new Guild members. During which time the bar will be closed.

7.15 – 7.45 (approx) – The Gin Guild installs new members

7.45 The Guild bar reopens.

8.00 Dinner

Speeches: by Gin Guild Chairman Christopher Hayman and The Thinking Drinkers

Ben and Tom, aka the Thinking DrinkersBen McFarland and Tom Sandham, known as the ‘Thinking Drinkers’, are award-winning alcohol experts, writers, comedians, presenters and podcasters.

Working together since 2006 they have co-written a number of books including “The Thinking Drinkers Almanac”. In 2011 they transferred our expertise and unique take on alcohol from the editorial page to the comedy stage, writing and and performing “The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol”, a unique comedic drinking show during which audience members sip discerning drinks and learn more about the role of alcohol in history.

They are currently touring the “Thinking Drinkers’ Pub Quiz” show with dates in 2023. In addition they continue to contribute to TV, podcasts and news media.

After dinner the Guild bar will (time permitting), reopen for a nightcap.

10.30 All attendees begin to vacate the premises which needs to be clear by 11pm.

Event information

The Gin Guild installation is held in the early evening, before the Board of the Gin Guild, in the Old Library at London’s Guildhall, in front of invited guests and colleagues and Guild members.

This event has a particular flavour and style, as it is a very distinguished location, which we are privileged to share. Before and after the ceremony, members of the Guild old and new, and their guests, share in a gin bar.

They are able to sample the spirit alongside the conviviality of Guild membership. After the installation members and their guests are able to enjoy a formal dinner in the Guildhall.

A full e-brochure is available for this event on request to share with potential guests.

Any dietary requirements will need to be advised at time of booking. It is not possible to request a change the menu at the event itself. Any general allergies and preferences (vegetarian/vegan/allergies etc.), however should be noted in the usual way when booking online.


As ever, given the prominence of the venue, security is a major consideration. Please note the importance of having attendee names well in advance and to advise the Guild in writing of any change of names.

It is essential that attendees bring their invitations to gain access and photo ID (passport or a photocard Drivers Licence), as it is anticipated that the venue will be quite strict about allowing access.  If you or any guest drops out, please try to fill the space with an appropriate guest.

10th Anniversary Banquet Menu

Spring Dinner Menu 2023


Thursday 4th May 2023
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£140.00 – £185.00
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The Gin Guild
+44 (0)20 33 97 87 47


71 Basinghall Street
London, EC2V 7HH United Kingdom
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