CRAFDI DISTILLING CONFERENCE
2021


Virtual Conference 21st to 23rd April

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THE CRAFDI DISTILLING CONFERENCE 2021

21st to 23rd April, 2021

The April Crafdi Conference includes over a dozen new talks and panel discussions, and access to all the talks, panels and recorded live Q&As from the October Event.

New Talks include:

- Barrel Love: The Care and Maintenance of Barrels with Julia Nourney

- Flavoured Vodka - Time for a Second Look with Veronika Karlova

- In Praise of Aquavit: the Other Botanical Spirit

- Spirits Competitions: Who, What, Why, Where, and How?

- So You Want to Make Rye Whisky? With Stephen Gould

- World Gin Day: Making the most of it! With Emma Stokes

- Showcase Serves and How to Find Them with Sam Carter

- Designing and Managing a Sensory Panel with Matthew Pauley

- Cool Distilling Panel

- The Negroni: Equal Parts Gin, Bitter, Vermouth, and Deliciousness!

- The State of Gin  - Panel Discussion

- Capital Distilling - The Spirits of London - Panel Discussion

In addition, we will again be holding two Virtual workshops:

Virtual One-Day Gin Workshop

with David T Smith and Julia Nourney

Monday 19th April 2021

10:00-16:00 (includes a lunch break 12:30-13:30)

£89.00

A one-day workshop exploring designing and distilling your own gin. 

Topics covered include: 

Recipe formulation (including examples of recipes)

Production methods (maceration, pot, vapour and vacuum distillation)

Blended Gins

Gin styles: Navy, Barrel Aged, Old Tom

Making “botanical cuts”

Working with botanicals (including seasonal ones)

Botanical terroir

Chemistry of botanicals

Achieving product consistency

Proofing and ABV

Filtration

There will also be a special guest speaker (TBC) who will cover some aspects of bringing a gin to market.

The workshop will be hosted via Zoom and is designed to be interactive; attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join in the discussion. We are endeavouring to make it as close to an in-person workshop as possible.

Places are strictly limited to 16 people.

Virtual Workshop: Designing a Cask Management Program 

with Julia Nourney

Tuesday 20th April 2021

13:00-15:30

£59.00

Maturing spirits not only takes time, but also requires a lot of forward planning; there are lots of decisions to make and so where do you start? 

International Spirits Consultant and maturation expert Julia Nourney will provide a step-by-step overview including some of the key considerations when creating or expanding your maturation program. This is a great opportunity to delve into issues of maturation with an expert who has worked on projects around the globe. 

The workshop will be hosted via Zoom and is designed to be interactive - attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join in the discussion. We are endeavouring to make it as close to an in-person workshop as possible.

Places are strictly limited to 16 people.

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