Ginposium 2018 a big hit

Ginposium 2018 was hailed a huge success, with over 3,000 samples of gin poured by the Gin Guild support team.

Elsewhere the Gin Guild introduced and proposed Gin-Note, a flavour guidance template designed to allow consumers, retailers, bartenders and others to benefit from access, across a wide range of gins, to a standard flavour summary of each of those gin brands.


The guidance is prepared by brands themselves using a fixed and consistent framework, alongside their own branding descriptions, to inform, educate and guide those seeking to explore the category.

Videos from Ginposium 2018


Miss the event? Presentations are now available to view/download:

Dying to be different (The Ambridge effect) – James Firth, Firth Gardens

Local Flavour – using science to assist recipe development – Dr Ulrich Dyer, Woodlab Distillery

Starting up a Distillery the Smart way – Dr Katherine Smart, Surrey Copper Distillery Ltd

Gin categories in a wider world and consumer aids to discovery – Justin Hicklin, The Gin Guild

Tutored gin tastings – what’s new for 2018 – David T Smith,

Well he wood say that wouldn’t he – Alexandre Sakon, ASC barrels

Grain to Glass: Fad or fanfare? – Olivier Ward, Gin Foundry

It’s all about the base, the base – Neutral spirits – Joanne Moore, G&J Distillers Quintessential

Innovation – diversification or distraction? – Ben Ellefsen, Atom Brands

The American Dream: Gin from the USA – Simon Ford, Ford’s Gin

Changing tastes: Classic cocktails with modern interpretations – Dr. Anne Brock & Sam Carter, Bombay Sapphire