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Individual members join the Gin Guild as Rectifiers. To be eligible for membership, a nominee must have had a material service or association with the gin industry and have made a positive contribution to the management, promotion, development, production, sales, marketing or distribution of gin, or its academic study and spirits industry training.
Details of an applicant’s service or association with the gin industry, giving details and dates, will be provided to the Guild Management Committee to ascertain whether the applicant is eligible for the honour of Guild membership.
Applications for the Gin Guild membership also require support from two suitable industry referees who must have known the applicant for not less than two years (these do not need to be Guild members). Both referees will be required to complete their details and also sign the application.
Brand owners and producers (subject to minimum net annual gin sales ), are eligible to join in the corporate rank of Warden Rectifier.
Warden Rectifier status entitles the corporate holder to also nominate one person (free of charge) employed by the Warden’s company, as a Rectifier (which additional membership will continue for so long as the status of Warden Rectifier is maintained and the relevant fees are paid).
The Gin Guild fees for Warden Rectifiers are based on sales, on a variable scale, reflecting both branded and own label sales. The annual fee for Warden Rectifiers may be reduced for small/new companies). On receipt of the required sales information the Director General can advise the applicable fee.