Over the last few years we’ve had some fantastic speakers, each sharing information to educate distillers in every part of the distillation process from initial concept to branding, building a distillery to contracting out to third part distillation, recipe development, how to source bottles, labels, stoppers, botanicals and how to do so sustainably, even funding.

As well as distillation we’ve had talks on the spirits themselves, including trends, cocktails and signature serves. If it’s spirits related then it’s in our remit.

(Please note, do bear with us, we are still in the process of adding our speakers for the past few years, there’s been a lot)

Aaron Knoll

Aaron Knoll is a Spirits Writer and Judge and is well versed in spirits, particularly gin.  His …

Abbie Neilson

Abbie Neilson is Co-Founder of Cooper King Distillery in Yorkshire. Inspired by her travels in Australia. …

Alan Powell

Alan Powell is a former HMRC Policy official who liberalized much of excise law/policy when in …

Alex Griffiths

Alex Griffiths is the Co-founder of the Griffiths Brothers Distillery. …

Alex Wolpert

Alex Wolpert is the Founder of the East London Liquor Company. He spoke on our …

Alice Pearson

Alice Pearson leads New Product Development for the Cotswolds Distillery, Creating and overseeing production for a …

Andrew Parsons

Andrew Parsons is the Founder of Skywave Distillery. …

Andy Arnold-Bennett

Andy is the Co-founder of Shed 1 Distillery, along with his wife Zoe. …

Anicca O’Noins

Anicca O’Noins and her husband are the team behind Thunderflower Gin, based in Devon. Having set …

Avian Sandercock

Avian Sandercock is head distiller, bottle washer and floor mopper at The Wrecking Coast Distillery – making …

Barb Grossenbacher

Barb Grossenbacher is the Founder and Distiller of Edelwhite Gin based in beautiful Switzerland. Barb has …

Ben Marston

Ben Marston is a Director and Distiller of fie year old Puddingstone Distillery based in Hertfordshire …

Bernadette Pamplin

Bernadette Pamplin is a spirits writer, judge and consultant. She set up her blog www.undertheginfluence.com in 2015 …

Bert Albrecht

Bert Albrecht is a Sales & Marketing Manager/Director experienced in Sales Management & Distribution Networks. He …

David T Smith

David T Smith is an internationally renowned gin expert, judge and author. He chairs judging panels …

Dr Anne Brock

Anne Brock is Master Distillery at Bombay Sapphire and has helped several other distilleries on …

Emma Stokes

Emma Stokes, otherwise known as Gin Monkey, is one of the UK’s longest running gin …

Julia Nourney

Julia Nourney is an independent spirits consultant based in Germany who has been working in the …

Nolan Kane

Nolan Kane is an experienced Business Development Manager and Account Manager with a passion for the …

Peter Holland

Peter Holland is a rum enthusiast, Spirits Educator, Consultant, Brand Ambassador and much more. Peter loves the sugarcane …

Russ Wakeman

Russ Wakeman is the Co-found of Two Drifters, a rum distillery based in the UK. …

Stephen Gould

Stephen Gould is the founder and master distiller of Golden Moon Distillery, Denver producing a multitude of …

Tom Warner

Tom Warner, Found of Warners Distillery is quite the character. He also has a wealth …

Tommy Haughton

Tommy Haughton is one of the founders of Beacon Commodities, a company that has trading links …

Vanessa Piromallo

Vanessa Piromallo wears many hats. A gin expert and judge, she has exceptional knowledge of the …

Veronika Karlova

Veronika Karlova is an experienced spirits consultant within the vodka industry that has judged vodka panels …