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Annual Gin Industry Dinner and Spring Installation 2022
Thursday 5th May 2022£135.00 – £185.00
Celebrate with 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.
And in 2022, in addition to welcoming new members to the Guild, we will also be saying goodbye and thank you at dinner to our inaugural Director General, Nicholas Cook, and welcoming his successor, Pal Gleed.Book your ticket now
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.
All bookings and payments and any key dietary requirements* are required by midnight on Thursday 21st April 2022
*Where practical to do so, the caterers will be advised of issues and asked to substitute alternative fare.
- Formal lounge suits (with ties) for men.
- Cocktail dresses for ladies.
- No casual/sport clothes/shoes.
Spring Dinner Menu 2022
Asparagus and Nasturtium Salad, Chilli Oil
Suitable for Vegetarian or Vegan Guests
Served with Jean-luc Columbo Picpoul De Pinet Les Girelles
Aberdeen Angus Brochette
Oyster Tempura, Rice noodle, Bok Choy, Wasabi Jus
Harissa Roasted Aubergine
Sunflower Seed Butter, Minted Soya Yoghurt
This dish is suitable for Vegetarian and Vegan guests
Served with King River, Cabernet Pinotage, Robertson SA
Lemon Verbena Panna cotta
Rhubarb Jelly, Honey Shortbread
A selection of Farmhouse Cheeses
Served with: Tanqueray Blackcurrant Royale Cocktail
English Breakfast Tea or Mint Tea
Handmade Chocolates and Sweetmeats
6.15 for 6.45 Welcome G&T, 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 after October 2019, from those who are joining at the Spring Installation, and new products from existing members that have been launched since May 2019*.
* Please contact Nicholas Cook to confirm if products are to be offered for the above and to arrange where required for these to be sent to the guild offices in advance of the event.
6.45 – 7.15 Installation of new Guild members. During which time the bars will be closed.
7.15 – 7.45 The Guild bar and the cocktail bar reopen.
After dinner the Guild bar will (time permitting), reopen for a nightcap.
11.00 All attendees should vacate the premises.
The Gin Guild installation is held in the evening, before the Board of the Gin Guild, in the Old Ballroom 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 I.D. (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.