The Scottish Distillers Conference has revealed its line up for the inaugural event, which takes place in Glasgow next month.

The one day event, which takes place on the same day as the legendary Scottish Gin Awards, combines a number of high profile topics which are currently affecting distillers across Scotland.

Whisky, Gin and Rum are all featured in six highly informative sessions, which will be presented by 16 industry speakers from across the UK.

The conference, sponsored by Rankin & Sons, will be hosted by Rosalind Erskine, Food and Drink Editor of The Scotsman and has been pulled together by event company, KDMedia.

Kirsten Speirs, Director of KDMedia, commented;

“This one-day conference is a perfect summary of a number of hot topics which will aid learning and development to any distilling business in Scotland.   I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and learning new information and insights from our many panellists.”

The 6 sessions are:

Cask whisky – two new initiatives are being launched with good intentions.  Will they work?

Know Your Customer in 2024 – The latest market insights with presentations from TKRK, Kantar and CGA.

A UK GI Scheme – Can new UK Gov proposals help protect and define Scottish spirits?

The Predominance of Juniper in Gin – The latest research results from Professor Matthew Pauley

The Great Green Debate – 5 experts in sustainable spirits discuss opportunities and costs

A Martini Masterclass – Gin Martinis three ways presented by Emilio from The American Bar at Gleneagles

To book places at the event, which includes a Networking Lunch, register for tickets here:

https://www.scottishdistillers.co.uk/sdc/book-tickets

The event also coincides with the Scottish Gin Awards, which takes place in the same venue from 6.30pm for which tickets are also available until the 30 October.

To find out more about sponsoring The Scottish Distillers Conference, please contact paula@kdmedia.co.uk 07557986248