Alice Pearson

Alice Pearson leads New Product Development for the Cotswolds Distillery, Creating and overseeing production for a range of spirits including traditional and flavoured gins, liqueurs and bitters. Alice has been making quite a name for herself in recent years, developing a number of award winning products and winning the IWSC Emerging Read more…

Alan Powell

Alan Powell is a former HMRC Policy official who liberalized much of excise law/policy when in the Department, including correct reasonable application by HMCE of its policy on “under-sized” stills for the licensing of distillers and innovated the “trade facility” excise warehouse concept.  Since leaving the Department almost 20 years ago, Read more…

Abbie Neilson

Abbie Neilson is Co-Founder of Cooper King Distillery in Yorkshire. Inspired by her travels in Australia. At the distillery, Abbie produces single malt whisky and gin amongst other spirits and over the years has claimed several awards. Abbie has a background in biomedical science and Cooper King Distillery are dedicated to sustainability, being Read more…

Bert Albrecht

Bert Albrecht

Bert Albrecht is a Sales & Marketing Manager/Director experienced in Sales Management & Distribution Networks. He has passion for Spirits, Technology, Maths & Digital Marketing, specialised in moving beverage & denatured alcohol and Export Regulations. Bert enjoys team spirit and communicating with others – in their own language if possible. Fluent Read more…

Ben Marston

Ben Marston is a Director and Distiller of fie year old Puddingstone Distillery based in Hertfordshire and home of multi award winning Campfire gin. Ben is particularly knowledgeable about sustainability in distilling and eco packaging. He also has experience in marketing, working with Tring Brewery.

Veronika Karlova

Veronika Karlova is an experienced spirits consultant within the vodka industry that has judged vodka panels for a variety of international competitions and has written articles on a number of various vodka topics, including the latest vodka trends and vodka-terroir subject. The Slovakian has an extensive knowledge of global vodka market Read more…

Vanessa Piromallo

Vanessa Piromallo wears many hats. A gin expert and judge, she has exceptional knowledge of the spirit and applies this to her businesses. In Golden Group she specialises in event organization, social media marketing, web contents, SEO, newsletter, AdWords As Content Specialist at IlGin.it, she specialises in web writing, interviews, events, analytics, SEO, Read more…