Spencerfield launches new visitor centre and bar

Spencerfield launches new visitor centre and bar

The makers of the Edinburgh Gin, Spencerfield Spirits have opened a brand new distillery, visitor centre and ‘Heads & Tails’ bar beneath the Rutland Hotel in Edinburgh. Find out more about the Heads & Tails Bar in Edinburgh Mr Nicol said:...
Fever-Tree launch popup Gin & Tonic bar in London

Fever-Tree launch popup Gin & Tonic bar in London

The Luxury tonic maker Fever-Tree, following their extraordinary gin (and tonic) event in Chelsea Physic Garden last year, Fever-Tree have a pop up bar for six weeks (open just in time for World Gin Day), in the corner of Hoxton Square in North London between 12th...
A heavyweight glass is the ideal tonic if you’re serving cheap gin

A heavyweight glass is the ideal tonic if you’re serving cheap gin

Oxford Psychologist tells Cheltenham Science Festival that heavyweight gin glasses are best as the ‘heavy feel’ subconsciously means drinkers associate the drink with better quality (The Times). If you want to get away with serving guests cheap gin, make sure you do...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

The Gin Guild Ginposium had wide spread coverage in the trade-press, including: Twitter, Drinks International, Imbibe, Soulshakers, Bar Magazine, PMA, Bar Life-UK, The Spirits Business.
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

“Gin is ‘most important’ spirit for bar success

Tom Lynch of CGA confirmed the current marketing buzz, namely that brands ‘need a back story to understand the provenance of the product’. “Gin is ‘most important’ spirit for bar success”. The Spirits Business reported that, when it comes to creating a successful bar...
Shortcross Gin launched in Northern Ireland

Shortcross Gin launched in Northern Ireland

The first craft distillery in Northern Ireland, Rademon Estate Distillery, launches Shortcross Gin, which includes juniper, apples, elderberries and (well, you would expect nothing less), wild clover. Delegates at the recent Gin Guild Ginposium were treated to an...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

2014 Gin Guild Spring Installation a huge success

The Gin Industry Annual Dinner and Gin Guild Installation in May had widespread coverage in the trade-press, including: Imbibe, Twitter, The Spirits Business, Bar Magazine, The Spirits Business, Drinks International.
New visitor attraction at Beefeater Gin Distillery

New visitor attraction at Beefeater Gin Distillery

Chivas Brothers has opened its new multi-million pound visitor centre at its Beefeater gin distillery in south London. The visitor centre was opened by Pernod Ricard deputy CEO and COO, Alexandre Ricard, Eric Benoist, Chivas Brothers marketing director, Desmond Payne,...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

Installed as rectifiers Spring 2014

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...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

Nominations sponsorship by wardens

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...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

Nominations and/or sponsorship by founders

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,...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

Warden nominated Rectifiers Spring 2014

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...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

Founder company sponsored rectifier Spring 2014

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...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

Installation as Wardens Spring 2014

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...
New gin launched reviving Merseyside gin tradition

New gin launched reviving Merseyside gin tradition

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...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

International Bartender Competition

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...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

San Francisco World Spirits awards

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...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

Move towards premium position

‘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...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

The Gin Series

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...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference

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”....
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

Creator of Martin Miller’s Gin has died

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...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

Fine Spirit of the Year 2013 is a Gin

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...
2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

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2014 Ginposium held at London Transport Museum

The Gin Guild welcomes 19 new members

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...