Gin Summit 2017

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The American Distilling Institute is proud to announce the first ever Gin Summit, held on Saturday 1st April 2017
at the Joseph A. Magnus & Co. Distillery, in Washington D.C.

The Gin Summit is an unique, one-day conference designed for distillers, bartenders, trade professionals, and the gin superfan.

The day comprised of wide selection of talks and tastings, including topics such as:
• Gin Distilling in D.C.
• Terroir in gin
• Gin’s early history
• Classic vs. Contemporary gin styles
• The use of local US juniper in gin as well as a lively debate on “When is a gin not a gin?”, and talks on other technical areas.

Speakers included:
• Gin Historian, Philip Duff
• Distiller, Stephen Gould
• the Gin Girl, Natasha Bahraini
• Dr. Anne Brock of Jensen’s Gin
• David T Smith, International Gin Writer and Consultant

The Gin Summit also welcomes The Gin Guild, a London based international member organization, with extensive membership from the gin distilling industry. It promotes quality in gin production and mixology and supports the gin category across the globe, enhancing its image and widening its appeal to worldwide consumers.

• Media inquiries, contact: David T. Smith (david@summerfruitcup.com)

 


 

DETAILED SCHEDULE

08:30 – REGISTRATION & COFFEE

08:50 – Welcome

09:00 – Distilling in D.C.

09:30 – Water: A Fuss About Something? – A Tasting with Brad Plummer

10:00 – Gin’s Early History with Philip Duff

10:30 – COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKING

11:00 – Classic and Contemporary – A Tasting with Natasha Bahrami

11:30 – Gin in the New World with Stephen Gould

12:00 – Sourcing Botanicals with Tommy Haughton, Beacon Commodities

12:40 – LUNCH

13:30 – Terroir in Gin – A Tasting with David T Smith

14:00 – One Shot vs. Concentrate with Dr. Anne Brock

14:30 – TEA BREAK & NETWORKING

15:00 – Regional Juniper of the USA – A Tasting with David T Smith

15:30 – Panel Discussion: Crossing the line – When is a Gin Not a Gin?

16:15 – Gin Guild Induction

16:45 – GIN & TONIC RECEPTION & NETWORKING

17:30 – CLOSE

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Grain to Glass Gin Distilling Workshop

New Columbia Distillers

JOIN INTERNATIONAL GIN CONSULTANT DAVID T SMITH AND JOHN USELTON & MIKE LOWE, MAKERS OF GREENHAT GIN AT NEW COLUMBIA DISTILLERS, FOR THE ADI’S FIRST GRAIN-TO-GLASS GIN WORKSHOP.

 

This session will cover the theory and practice of fermentation and distillation of base spirit for gin, as well as the rectification of the spirit with botanicals. Other topics covered include: an overview of botanicals, recipe development, making botanical cuts, distillation methods (pot vs vapor vs vacuum), choice of base spirit, and day-to-day production.

 

$425 fee includes;

Transportation to the Hyatt Inner Harbor, Baltimore after the workshop

Lunch

 

Monday 3rd April 2017, 10:00-15:30

New Columbia Distillers
1832 Fenwick St. NE
Washington DC 20002

Strict limit of 12 people.