These members have been appointed as Rectifiers and appointed in their own right and provenance at the Spring Installation. Jamie Baxter Jamie joined Tyrrells Potato Crisps in 2006 and started to design and build what became Chase Distillery. As Director and Master...
Alice Lascalles (Sponsored by Hayman Distillers) Alice Lascelles is the hard liquor columnist for The Times, and a regular Sunday Times contributor, as well as a founding editor of Imbibe, the award-winning trade magazine for bartenders and sommeliers. She’s been...
Details of nominations or sponsorships to the Gin Guild by our Founder members at the Spring Installation, May 2014. Sponsorship by Chivas Nathan O’Neill (Chivas Sponsored Rectifier) Nathan O’Neil has worked in some of the highest regarded bars in the industry,...
Claire Battault (Warden Nominated by Gabrielle Boudier) – Gabrielle Boudier Claire Battault of Gabriel Boudier, like her grand uncle, grandfather and Jean Battault, her father, is a great defender of the London Dry Gin recipe of the company. She represents the...
Diageo (Internal Founder company corporate appointments) has appointed three new sponsored Rectifiers at our recent Spring Installation in May 2014 Joanne McKerchar Joanne McKerchar has worked at the Diageo Archive for 9 years. She joined in 2005 after completing her...
Jean Battault – Gabriel Boudier Jean Battault is the Managing Director of Societe Anonyme des Etablissements Gabriel Boudier. In 1945 that company was appointed as the supplier of gin to the US army in Europe. They use the same recipe today, distilled in pots...
Liverpool Gin launches an organic gin, seeking to revive Liverpool’s tradition of gin production. Liverpool Gin is a premium organic product made from scratch using only pure certified organic botanicals, producing a highly distinctive, aromatic drink. Crystalline in...
G’Vine, the grape spirit gin handcrafted in France, launches an interactive campaign – Escape to the Grape – to celebrate the heritage and innovation of G’Vine and the classic G&T cocktail. The world’s most creative bartenders are invited to share an...
Haymans, Two Birds and Warner Edwards all celebrate winning Double Gold Medals at the San Francisco World Spirits awards in March 2014. Beefeater, Sipsmith and Whitley Neill won Gold medals. This year was the largest in the competition’s 14 year history, with 1,474...
‘There has been a general move to more premium positioning in the gin market with expensive boutique gins gaining momentum’ reports Pub & Bar magazine ‘Classic cocktails done well are a continuing trend’ and ‘the classic gin & tonic can be played around with...
Look out for two introduction level seminars for the drinks trade and aficionados from the Gin Guild and the Wines & Sprits Educational Trust, on gin, 24th February 2014 and 3rd March 2014. Each seminar is stand-alone, but they can be taken together for depth of...
Find out more about the WDSC which is being held in Glasgow 8th-11th September 2014 Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference (Glasgow 8-11 September 2014). The Institute of Brewing & Distilling. “Future Challenges, New Solutions”....
Martin John Miller, entrepreneur and creator of Martin Miller’s Gin , was born on 24 November 1946. He died of cancer on December 24, 2013. His gin, launched in 1999, was designed as a super-premium smooth gin with the unique distinction of being made with extra-pure...
Spirits retailer The Whisky Exchange recently announced that the Fine Spirit of the Year 2013 award has gone to The Botantist Gin from Islay distillery Bruichladdich. In presenting the award, TWE noted: “This cracking gin channels the inventive nature found in...
The Gin Guild has welcomed 19 new members – which include brand owners and ambassadors, distillers, bartenders and writers – to the ranks. The new members were welcomed at a Gin Guild installation at the Mansion House, London, last week, where each took an oath and...
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