The founder of the Scottish Gin Awards has been installed as a member of a traditional London Livery Company, incorporated by Royal Charter in 1638.

Kirsten Speirs, Managing Director of KDMedia, has been installed as a Rectifier of The Gin Guild, part of the Worshipful Company of Distillers.   She joins over 500 individuals from across the world who together work to protect, promote and invigorate the distillation of quality gin.

Kirsten was recommended to the Gin Guild by Tom Nicol, one of the original Master Blenders who created Tanqueray Gin and who has served as a judge of the Scottish Gin Awards since its beginnings in 2016.  

Kirsten commented;

“It’s a great privilege to join the Gin Guild and an honour to be flying the flag for Scottish Gin at home and in London.”

Kirsten joined 35 other new members of the Gin Guild from around the world in a special installation ceremony and dinner held at the Guildhall in London last week.

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