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Gin Summit

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Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor

Monday 8/26/24 9am – 5pm

Registrations are available as part of the 2024 ADI Conference ($180) 0r independently ($250)

The American Distilling Institute’s Gin Summit returns by popular demand. Playing host to some of the world’s most renowned gin experts, the summit will feature a range of engaging talks and discussions looking at both the technical and business sides of the gin industry, as well as a gaze into what the future may hold.

Keynote Speaker

Mermaid Gin and the Isle of Wight Distillery

Join the team from the Isle of Wight Distillery, winners of multiple trophies from the American Distilling Institute’s International Spirits Competition. Based on a small island just over three times the size of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, they are certainly punching above their weight!


They will discuss their approaches to making gin, vodka, and rum, as well as their thoughts on environmental matters and – of course – the story and success behind their stunning bottle.


Contract Distilling; A Guide to a Successful Partnership – Panel Discussion

Independent, third party, or contract distilling is something many spirits brands and distillers will likely experience at some point, either as a provider of the service or as a customer. We take an overall perspective with a panel of experts experienced in all aspects of contract distilling.


The challenges and benefits for all parties involved will be discussed, along with topics such as how you transfer from third party distilling to setting up your own distillery.


Becoming a Gin Phenomenon – How to build a loyal following for you & your distillery

With James Young

Over the past few years James Young of Old Youngs distillery has been causing quite a stir down under and he left an impression or two around the world too. But how can you develop such a following or is it greatness that is thrust upon you? Find out in this fun and informative talk.


Have you got the minerals? An investigation into minerality in gin?

with Henric Molin of Spirit of Hven

Henric Molin returns (by popular demand) all the way from Sweden to present what is sure to be another insightful session full of scientific facts.


Chemistry of Botanicals

With Sara Sergent

Distiller and scientist Sara Sergent provides an accessible guide to the chemical compounds that make gin botanicals taste and smell the way they do, pinenes, limonene, linalool and more – a great fundamental understanding to understand where notes come from and how they can complement each other.


Botanical Blurb – The Language of Gin Flavors and Ingredients

A great gin is a complex and harmonious combination of various different botanicals often sourced from far-flung locations around the world and sometimes sourced right outside the distillery door. But how to explain these flavors to consumers on an international level, why should they buy your gin over others? This session will discuss the science and art of gin tasting notes as well as how to communicate your gin on the front label, back label and online.


Practical implications of the multishot method

Following previous talks looks at one-shot and mutli-shot methods of gin production and the efficiency benefits of multishot. This talk will focus on the practical implications of this method from distillers who have experience of various different production methods. Including the potential benefits and pitfalls.


Gin. Myths. Busted.

with Keli Rivers & David T Smith

The dream team is back and this time and this time it’s personal. The duo’s sights are set on some of the more outrageous myths of the gin world, so prepare to have cages rattled and apple carts upturned in this fun and informative session.


Gin: Ask us Anything with Eric Kozlic of The Modern Bar Cart

Join Eric Kozlic of the world-famous Modern Bar Cart podcast as he leads a discussion with our expert panel who are open to answer your questions on anything and everything to do with the world of gin. 




August 29
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$180 – $250
Event Category:
ADI Event
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