Date: Saturday, March 16th
Location: Archetype Distillery
Time: 9am-5pm followed with a gin + tonic reception
If you like gin, love gin, or are a #ginsuperfan this is the event that cannot be missed! All things gin will be discussed and tasted at the 3rd Annual Gin Summit! Ten lectures and/or tastings will be given by the best gin distillers and aficionados. Prepare to be taken on a trip around the world through gin!
Distilling In Colorado
Our keynote speaker is Stephen Gould of Golden Moon Distillery – in this opening session, Stephen will welcome the audience with his talk on distilling in Colorado, past and present.
A Gin Drinker’s World Tour
International Food and Drinks Writer and Academy Chair (West USA and West Canada) for The World’s 50 Best Restaurant, Virginia Miller shares some of her insights on and tales of enjoying gin across five continents.
A Gin Distiller’s World Tour
From Ireland to Lebanon, Germany to the USA, International Spirits consultant Julia Nourney has spent years travelling the world, helping distillers make the very best gin that they can. Julia will share case studies on some of her favourite projects, from capturing the sea in gin to harvesting juniper on the Syrian border.
Martini vs. Negroni – The Showdown
The battle of two gin (drink) titans. In the green corner, the clean, crisp, and elegant Martini; in the red corner, the bold, deep, and complex Negroni. Advocates of each drink will discuss their finer points and answer the audience’s questions and comments. Whichever drink gets the most drinks orders from the audience at the end of the session is the winner – culminating in fun and a rather tasty finale.
Other talks include:
Focusing on Flavour: A New Approach
Nicholas Cook from The Gin Guild will introduce “The Gin Note”: The Guild’s new way to describe flavour to consumers and other users of gin.
GIN, so what’s next?
A lively discussion about where gin is headed in the next decade.
ABV: The Proof’s in the Drinking
How does the alcoholic strength of a gin affect its flavour?
Colorado Gin Showcase
A handpicked selection and tasting of some of the finest and more unusual gins that the fine state of Colorado has to offer.
The Chemistry of Botanicals
A handful of chemical compounds affect the flavours and aromas of gin – what are they and why do they matter?
Turning Genius into Gin
This talk will tell the tale of a gin’s journey from abstract to concept, through development and then production – the steps required for it to become a fully-fledged, delicious liquid in a bottle, including some of the potential pitfalls along the way.