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Written by Gin Foundry

Gin Foundry is the Home of Gin. We are a hub for those who seek out more information about the spirits they’re drinking; not just how they taste, but how they’re made and by whom. As well as reviews, we share news, insight, interviews and cocktail recipes to keep our readers up to date as the category evolves.

Everything we do is underpinned by a singular driving ethos: to celebrate Gin.

Gin Foundry now has a raft of projects to its name: The Ginvent Calendar, Junipalooza, the Ginfographic and the Ginsmith Awards, as well as a sister shop – Gin Kiosk. We also provide workshops and master classes for those interested in opening their own distilleries – visit our Eventbrite page to find out more.

Like other drinks sites, we do accept samples. That said, reviews are not bought: everything we write about Gin is honest and we aim to deliver fair and true appraisals. Gin Foundry is a resource for Gin fans and makers alike, so if you feel that anything on the site needs revisiting, or if there are any topics in particular that you’d like to cover in more detail, get in touch.

Who are the Gin Foundry team?

Olivier Ward

As editor and co-founder of Gin Foundry, Olivier oversees all content on the website. With years of experience building drinks brands, distilling Gin and creating and hosting events celebrating the category, he is well placed to comment on the category, and does his best to cast a positive light on the spirit and those making it.

Olivier also delivers consultancy work for those seeking to open their own distilleries and hosts frequent ‘how to open a distillery’ workshops at Gin Foundry HQ. He holds a Level 2 Award in Spirits from the WSET and is Channel 4’s resident Gin Expert on Sunday Brunch.

Emile Ward

Emile is the engineer behind Gin Foundry, responsible for keeping the wheels turning. He handles our social media, manages bespoke projects and organises events from start to finish. His commercial understanding has allowed Gin Foundry to launch products that promote the category, allowing consumers to enjoy all aspects of Gin’s rich history, and has also led to the success of the Gin Kiosk.

Under Emile’s careful stewardship, the Ginvent calendars have gone global, whilst Junipalooza is not only the biggest Gin event the UK has seen, but Australia, too.

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