2018 Gin Summit

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McMenamins Edgefield, Blackberry Hall

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 Oregon
• Terroir in gin and Gin’s early history
• Branding for success
• Pan-American Gin Tasting
• The use of coriander as well as a lively debate on “barrel aging, and talks on other technical areas.

Speakers include:
• David T Smith, International Gin Writer and Consultant
• Brad Plummer of Farallon Gin
• Stephen Gould, Proprietor / Distiller of Golden Moon Distillery
• Melkon Khosrovian of Greenbar Distillery
• Olivier Ward of Gin Foundry
• Lauren Patz of Spirit Works Distillery
• Keli Rivers of Whitechapel Bar, SFC

• International Consultant Julia Nourney

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)


08:15am – Bus departs from Hilton Downtown Portland


09:30 – Distilling in Oregon

10:00 – Coriander, Juniper’s overlooked cousin with Brad Plummer of Farallon Gin

10:30 Gin: A Glimpse at the Past with Stephen Gould of Golden Moon Distillery


11:30 Gin: The Proof’s in the Drinking with McMenamins Distillery

12:00 Terroir: A New Take with Melkon Khosrovian of Greenbar Distillery

12:30 Branding Gin for Success with Olivier Ward of Gin Foundry

13:30 LUNCH

14:00 All about the Base – How the base spirit impacts upon a gin’s character with David T Smith

14:30 From their Mind to your Glass – An insight into product development with Lauren Patz of Spirit Works Distillery

15:00 Front Foot to Back Bar – Selling your gin to the on-trade with Keli Rivers of Whitechapel Bar, SFC


16:00 Pan-American Gin Tasting with David T Smith

16:30 Barrel Selection for Gin with Julia Nourney

17:00 Panel Discussion: Barrel Aged Gin – Novelty or the Next Big Thing?


18:30 Bus returns to Hilton Downtown Portland


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