Delve back into the history of the Craft Distilling Expo with talk and workshop details of past conferences.

This is where you’ll find information from our earlier events. The events might have passed, but it’s often helpful to have an archive to delve into.

Event Archive
25th February 2020Event Archive / Past EventsCraft Distilling Expo – Programme 2019 THURSDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2019 Pre-Expo Event: 09:00-10:20 – SPACE A – Masterclass*: Hands-on Rum Blending with Peter Holland 10:00 – EXPO OPENS 11:30-12:00 – SPACE B – Keynote speaker – Ian Hart of Sacred Spirits 12:00-13:20 – SPACE B – Panel: How to Grow Your Distillery 12:00-12:25 – SPACE C – Distilleries in Small Spaces, Matthew Servini of Craft Distilling Business Limited 12:30-13:15 – SPACE A – Masterclass*: Great British Rum with Peter Holland 13:00-13:25 – SPACE C – Chemistry of Botanicals, Matthew S. V. Pauley of Heriot-Watt University 13:30-14:00 – SPACE C – Carbon Negative Distilling with Russ Wakeman of Two Drifters Distillery. 14:00-14:50 – SPACE A – Masterclass*: Aged Gin: Roll Out the Barrel with David T Smith 15:00-15:25 – SPACE A – The Benefits of Signature Serves, Sam Carter – Laverstoke Mill 15:00-15:50 – SPACE B – Panel: How to Start a Distillery 15:30-15:55 – SPACE C – “Are we running out of Juniper?” – Beacon Commodities 16:00-16:50 – SPACE A – Masterclass*: Single Malt Whisk(e)y with Stephen Gould from Golden Moon Distillery 16:00-16:25 – SPACE B – Distillery Safety with Scott Allen, Allen Associates 16:00-16:50 – SPACE C – From Distillery to Destination with Amy Dobson, Distillery Manager at Laverstoke Mill 16:30-17:00 – SPACE C – Duty and Legal Issue in Distilling, Alan Powell, British Distillers Alliance 18:00-19:00 Gin and Tonic Networking Session FRIDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2019 09:00-10:00 – SPACE A – Masterclass*: Nosing for Faults with Julia Nourney and The Aroma Academy 10:00 – EXPO OPENS 10:00-10:45 – SPACE B – Panel: Distillers & The Media 11:00-11:50 – SPACE A – Masterclass*: Gin FAQ Vol. 4 – Pot Distillation of Botanicals 12:00-12:25 – SPACE B – Vacuum Distillation with Dr. Abbie Neilson from Cooper King Distillery 12:00-12:25 – SPACE C – Lab Techniques for Distillers with Robert Cassell 12:30-12:55 – SPACE B – Brand Ambassadors – An Introduction with Steph DiCamillo 12:30-12:55 – SPACE C – What Happens When Tasting Whisky: The Senses, The Brain and Emotions with Ian Wisniewski 13:00-13:45 – SPACE A – Masterclass*: Old Tom Gin – A Fresh Look with Keli Rivers from Sipsmith Gin 13:00-13:45 – SPACE B – Discussion: Import and Export with Michael Vachon of Maverick Drinks and Chelsea Washburn of The American Spirits Exchange. 13:00-13:25 – SPACE C – Packaging and Branding Revamp: A Case Study with Warner’s Distillery 13:50-14:00 – SPACE C – Gin of the Year Awards Presentation 14:00-14:45 – SPACE B – Designing a Cask Management Program with Julia Nourney 14:00-14:45 – SPACE C – “How to make whisky and rum on a rectifiers license” with Odin from iStill 15:00-15:50 – SPACE A – Masterclass*: Beyond Gin: Botanical Spirits with Stephen Gould from Golden Moon Distillery 15:00-15:25 – SPACE C – Innovation in Spirits – Duncan McRae from Atom Brands 16:00-16:50 – SPACE B – Panel: Distilling in 2019 [...]