The Gin Guild

Celebrating Excellence in Gin Distillation and Promotion

ginguildlogoGin has a rich and colourful history. From crazes to palaces, it has offered courage in battle, sparked riots and provoked law changes.

It has been a medicine, a key cocktail ingredient and it even played a part in locating the magnetic north pole.

The Gin Guild aims to ensure gin’s prominent place in the future, by bringing together gin distillers and industry leaders involved in the production, promotion, distribution and consumption of gin.

The Gin Guild promotes and encourages commitment to excellence in gin distillation and industry custodianship of the spirit category.

The Guild only recognises gin styles produced by distilling ethyl alcohol in stills traditionally used for gin, in the presence of juniper berries and other botanicals – provided that the juniper taste is predominant.

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Ed Pilkington appointed Grand Rectifier

The Gin Guild has installed Ed Pilkington, Marketing and Innovation Director for Diageo Europe, as its latest Grand Rectifier.

Mr Pilkington was sworn in at a Gin Guild Installation held at Mansion House, London, on 12 October, before the Annual Banquet hosted by the Guild’s parent company, The Worshipful Company of Distillers. The Guild is the industry body celebrating excellence in the distillation and worldwide promotion of gin.

New Grand Rectifier Ed Pilkington said, “The current gin renaissance is remarkable, and I believe it is here for the long term. We have a role to make that happen, with our members creating excitement and enthusiasm for the category, and building their brands around the world with real passion.”

In Mr Pilkington’s current role for Diageo Europe, he oversees the full portfolio of spirits and beer in 55 countries across continental Europe to Russia. He took over as Grand Rectifier from Martin Riley, of Pernod Ricard, who remains a member of the Gin Guild Board.

April Dinner 2019

For the first time in recent history the Court and Livery Dinner on Wednesday 10 April took place at the impressive Saddlers Hall. Guests were greeted at the top of the...

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City Livery Debate 2019

THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT THE GIN BOOM HAS REACHED ITS PEAK  1st May 2019 Venue:             BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH King Edward Hall, 2 King Edward Street, London EC1A 1HQ...

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Worshipful Company of Distillers Crest

The Worshipful Company of Distillers

The Worshipful Company of Distillers is a Livery Company of the City of London dating back to the reign of King Charles I.

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Gould – Golden Moon

Golden Moon wins prestigious award

Liveryman Stephen Gould and Karen Knight founded the Golden Moon Distillery in 2008 and they have just received the prestigious Bubble Cap Award for Distillery of the Year, by the American Distilling Institute (ADI). The...

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