International Drinks Specialists

“International Drinks Specialists is a collective of leading drinks industry professionals providing services to producers and brand owners including sensory feedback, technical advice, brand analysis and consultancy on competition entries. It is a confidential evaluation and benchmarking service. Our members include global beverage specialists, respected writers, drinks buyers and producers, as well Read more…

iStill

iStill are the worlds leading distillery manufacturer with over 1000 operating distilleries. We design and manufacture modern, game-changing, 21st century technology for craft distillers. Aiming to empower craft distillers from all over the world to successfully compete with big alcohol. While at the same time making the tedious parts of their Read more…

Emma Stokes

Emma Stokes, otherwise known as Gin Monkey, is one of the UK’s longest running gin and cocktail bloggers with over ten years experience in the industry. Founder of World Gin Day, her extensive work has recently been recognised by Gin Magazine, who awarded her a Gin Icon Award.

Bernadette Pamplin

Bernadette Pamplin is a spirits writer, judge and consultant. She set up her blog www.undertheginfluence.com in 2015 and has since developed a real passion for spirits, judging for various awards such as World Gin Awards, IWSC, the Spirits Masters and the ADI’s International Spirits Competition in San Francisco. She writes regular articles for Gin Read more…

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…

Rankin

Rankin Brothers & Sons is a family owned & managed business established since 1774, specialising in the development, manufacture & supply of closures for the Beers, Wines & Spirits sectors. The company owns  4,500 acres of cork forestry in Portugal, managing supply from acorn to bottle. The company is headquartered Read more…