Networking & events
A key benefit of Guild membership (open to members only), is the opportunity to network.
The Guild has at least two formal dinners a year, at which Guild installations take place. Both offer exceptional hospitality and opportunities for key guests to be invited.
The Spring Dinner is held May/June and the Autumn Gin Guild Installation event is the more formal, and held at the Mansion House, in the heart of the City of London. See the Gallery for images. These are normally held in October.
Informal events are also planned with the intention of offering a quality and worthwhile entertaining programme of events and support to Guild members, alongside participation in other events (including those of our own creation), to a wider audience.
Join and be an active member in an organisation supported by many of the world’s leading gin brands, their distillers and colleagues and celebrate and promote excellence in the distillation and promotion of gin.
The Guild is working with other key players in the industry, including the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and Herriot Watt University in Edinburgh to organise educational events for the trade, industry students and consumers.
We provide opportunities, especially for smaller members, to have their products made available to a wider and focused market.
The Guild sponsors two key gin awards within the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). They are the London Dry Gin of the Year and the Distilled Contemporary Gin of the Year.
London Cocktail Week is the busiest occasion in the UK’s cocktail calendar and The Guild is a sponsor – reflecting the key role of gin in cocktails. The Guild organises and hosts presentation by some of the world’s most respected gin distillers and experts sharing their knowledge of gin, botanicals and more.
Watch the full length “Me and My Botanical” film
“I think the Guild and their work is having a big impact on our development and success and I can’t tell you just how pleased we both are.”
Mark Gamble of Union Distillers said of the Guild
“I have never in my career seen such a gathering of gin industry players.”
Christopher Hayman, the Chairman of leading Distiller Haymans and a Brand Owner with over 40 years in the gin trade said of our first Guild Spring Dinner.