These Rectifiers have been nominated directly in association with a Warden company and were welcomed to the Guild in Autumn 2014.
Natalie Mary Wallis – Alcohols Limited and The Langley Distillery
Natalie is the sixth generation of the W.H. Palmer family, who own Alcohols Limited and The Langley Distillery. Natalie descends from a long line of City Freemen, from William Henry Palmer, the founder of W.H Palmer (The Palmer Group) established in 1805 through to her Grandfather Ray Wallis (deceased Liveryman of Distillers & Past Master Upholders Livery Company) & of course her father Adam Wallis – a Liveryman Worshipful Company of Distillers & a Gin Guild Warden Rectifier. Natalie is a shareholder of the family business and joined the Group in 2008.As Commercial Manager Natalie, has a sales & marketing background complimenting the Group activity at The Langley Distillery, one of the oldest independent Gin distilleries in the UK which annually produces in excess of 40 million bottles of gin`
Jamie Walker – EWG
Jamie has an extensive track record in the spirits business where he has worked as a consultant, a mixologist and an Brand Ambassador for Bacardi Martin (working on Bombay Sapphire) as well as for Diageo Reserve Brands (working on Tanqueray). In 2010 he joined Jean-Sébastien Robicquet’s team in Maison Villevert to work on G’Vine gin and other grape innovation, notably bring back to life the first known ‘re-creation of a recipe for gin dating back to 1495 – and which, just like G’Vine is made with wine distilled over lees.
Dr Elizabeth Anne Brock – Jensen’s
After completing a DPhil in Organic Chemistry at Oxford University, Anne decided to apply the skills she had developed over seven years in the laboratory, to the creation of spirits and infusions. Anne joined Jensen’s as their distiller in 2012 and has overseen the creation of the new Jensen distillery in Bermondsey. She now spends her time researching and developing products and managing the production of Jensen’s gins.
Andrew Adamson – Inver House Distillers
Andrew worked from 1985 to 2000 with International Distillers and Vintners, whose brands included globally recognised gin brands Gilbey’s and Bombay Sapphire. He was involved in quality assurance and brand protection across the portfolio. From 2007 he has worked with Inver House Distillers responsible for the evolution of established gins and creation of new gins for both Inver House and for UK and overseas customers. His role includes research into novel botanicals and organoleptic profile development and flavour definition.
Gordon Barker – Spirit of the Lakes
While comparatively new to the world of gin, Gordon is passionate about the product and joins Spirit of the Lakes bringing a wide range of high-level business skills to the category. A long time gin fan, Gordon will be a huge asset in the company taking the next steps in their business progression.