Thanks to the Spirits Business who kindly shared this article ahead of our our October 21 event.

London trade fair the Craft Distilling Expo is set to return as an in-person event with several talks and masterclasses planned.

The exposition and conference will take place from Thursday 30 September to Friday 1 October at the Boiler House of the former Truman Brewery, which is based in Brick Lane, London.

Talks and masterclasses will be led by prominent figures in the distilling industry, including co-founder of the Craft Distilling Expo and The Global Spirits Masters judge David T Smith.

He said: “As with the whole industry the last 18 months have been a challenge, despite the success of our online offerings.

“We are really looking forward to seeing friends and colleagues, both old and new in-person this year. We’ve put on an exciting range of talks with an increasing focus on sustainability.”

Joining him to lead how-to-make workshops, comprising the likes of gin and fruit spirits, will be fellow Global Spirits Masters judge Julia Nourney.

A talk on ultra-sonic spirits by Puddingstone Distillery’s Ben Marston is also on the agenda, as well as a guide to botanical and spiced rum from Peter Holland, co-founder of The Floating Rum Shack.

There will also be discussions on sustainability in the spirits industry, which will include topics such as water conservation and carbon footprint in production.

A distillery directory, containing more than 650 entries on distilleries in the UK and Europe, will be available for attendees to collect.

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The spirits industry is seeing the comeback of various events this autumn, including Tales of the Cocktails which takes place from today (20 September) to 23 September. Check out The Spirits Business‘ guide to the must-attend events at the annual festival here.

Furthermore, The Spirits Business will co-host The Wine & Spirits Show Chelsea next month in partnership with sister title the drinks business.

Author: Bernadette