Gin Summit 2017

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The American Distilling Institute is proud to announce the first ever Gin Summit, to be 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 comprises 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 include:
• 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.

• $159 Early Bird Ticket – this offer ends 31st January 2017

• $185 Regular Price

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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


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


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


17:30 – CLOSE

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AFTER THE SUMMIT (registration available during Summit registration)

1-day Gin Workshop – Sunday 4/2/17 – 10am – 4pm
Jos. A. Magnus Distillery, Washington DC– $475

 This one-day hands-on class explores designing and distilling your own gin. As well as more formal instruction, the session will allow attendees to discuss the more nuanced aspects of bringing a spirit to market. Topics covered in this class include the mechanics of distillation and rectification, making the cuts, methods of gin production, working with botanicals, and filtration.


– 1 day of hands-on distilling instruction at Jos A. Magnus Distillery in Washington DC
– Transportation from the distillery to the Hyatt Inner Harbor in Baltimore on Sunday evening
– Lunch

Instructors: David T Smith and Dr. Anne Brock

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