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Ginposium 2023 to focus on sustainability

The Gin Guild’s annual industry seminar, Ginposium, will focus on the key theme of sustainability for its 2023 edition, bringing together speakers with decades of experience. The event will take place on Friday 9 June at RSA House, London.

Among the presentations featured will be from Pernod-Ricard deputy director Sandrine Ricard, who will be discussing sustainability strategies.

Rademon Estate Distillery’s David Boyd-Armstrong will talk about sustainable and responsible botanical foraging; Rosie Milsom from ATOM Brands and Sarah Miller from Gin-a-ding-ding will provide an update on sustainable packaging and Verallia UK’s Nolan Kane will address how the glass industry is approaching sustainability.

The guild’s director general Pal Gleed commented: “Our focus on sustainability will give delegates a vital and varied insight into current industry best practice. 

“We appreciate the generosity of all our speakers in sharing their knowledge and experience and we are particularly fortunate to be hearing from gin legend Desmond Payne MBE, who will share insights from his 50 years’ in the industry in conversation with Guild Chairman Christopher Hayman.”

Among the popular highlights at the event will include gin tastings, with the opportunity to discover the latest Asian gins as well as samples considering the use of salt. David T. Smith also returns with a tutored tasting of new releases and a retro revival.

Professor Matthew Pauley from Heriot-Watt will host a topical discussion in providing an update on the guild’s sponsored research into juniper profiling, a panel discussion about Scottish alcohol advertising restrictions and a distillery safety update from David Thompson.

Financial analyst Chris Pitcher returns to analyse the latest gin industry statistics, following last year’s Ginvestment presentation, while Keli Rivers of Sipsmith will discuss the rise of Martini.

More information can be found at Ginposium’s website, along with where to buy tickets.

15 March 2023 - Bradley Weir