Ginposium 2020

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Topics listing


Beyond the soundbite

Integrating sustainability into your distillery.

Will Edge
Greensand Ridge Distillery – winner of the 2019 Distillery Sustainability Award from the Spirits Business


Tutored gin tasting – what’s new for 2020?

The world of gin is a fast-paced environment with constant innovation and there have been many new releases since last year’s Ginposium. This session looks at some of the more interesting new releases, as well as gin trends on which to keep an eye. David is joined by a tasting panel made up of Kristiane Sherry, Alice Pearson, Bernadette Pampline, Dr. Anne Brock and Joanne Moore.

David T Smith Spirit Author and Gin Judge


Panel Discussion: – From confinement to emergence

How we’ll work through COVID-19

Chairman: Dr Anne Brock and Industry Panel of Melissa Katrincic, Durham Distillery USA, Anand Virmani, NAO Spirits,Georgie Bell, Bacardi, Ashley Hunka, East London Liquor Company and Shay Chamberlain from Black Pearl.


Colour me beautiful

A wider application of the Gin-Note flavour profiling methodology (in distillery visitor tasting Experiences) to describe gin flavours.

Alice Pearson
The Cotswold Distilling Company Ltd. New Product Development


Casting an Eagle eye on the US gin scene

An introduction to the broad range of Gins available from the USA.

Stephen Gould Proprietor and Master Distiller, Golden Moon Distillery, Colorado USA.


Flaming Heck! – Safety compliance by design.

Mitigating the dangers implicit in storage and production/working with high ABV spirit.

Professor Scott Allen, CEng FIChemE
Managing Director
Allen Associates (HPE) Ltd


Storytelling, perception and truth

A look at how well executed distinctive packaging design can add value to your brand.

Ivan Bell
Stranger & Stranger Packaging design and branding


The good the bad and the ugly

A mindful innovation approach for Flavoured Gins and the role of botanicals and flavours within this ever expanding category.

Joanne Moore
Quintessential Brands Group Master Distiller


Licensed to Spill

Licensing in the time of Coronavirus – opportunities and challenges

Gary Grant
Francis Taylor Building,
Inner Temple Licensing Barrister


Stir Creativity

How Bombay Sapphire built an iconic brand.

Natasha Curtin
Bacardi Global Brands Global Vice President, Bombay Sapphire