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GIN GUILD APPOINTS KATHY CATON   Brighton Gin Founder is appointed to Gin Guild’s board

GIN GUILD APPOINTS KATHY CATON Brighton Gin Founder is appointed to Gin Guild’s board

Brighton Gin Founder, Kathy Caton has been appointed to the prestigious Gin Guild as Board Director.  In the coveted role Kathy will champion smaller distilleries advocating for the advantages that joining the respected industry body affords artisan producers in the UK and worldwide.

The Gin Guild was established in 2012 by The Worshipful Company of Distillers, one of London’s traditional Livery Companies, incorporated by Royal Charter in 1638. The Gin Guild works at the heart of the distilling industry to provide and facilitate a wider opportunity for those involved in the gin industry. The Guild operates to protect, promote and invigorate the distillation of quality “London” Gin in the UK and worldwide and brings together Gin distillers and industry leaders all involved in the production, promotion, distribution and consumption of Gin.
Kathy will provide leadership and focus to the promotion of gin and protection for the gin category in the UK and beyond. Kathy combines her love of gin with a passion for radio and is an award-winning freelance broadcaster, producer and presenter, still hosting a weekly show on BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey.

Kathy Caton, Founder, Brighton Gin, said; “As someone who makes a premium product with love and care, I am delighted to be involved with an organisation that champions quality and stands up for gin. It’s an amazing organisation. Some smaller distilleries like us may not realise the Gin Guild is for them, but that is quite the opposite. There are some absolute titans of the drinks industry involved, including Christopher Hayman of Hayman’s Gin, and Dr Anne Brock from Bombay Sapphire to name just two. The team is amazing, but I hope I can bring a different perspective and attract lots of smaller members of the distilling community, spreading the word about the Guild.”

Christopher Hayman, Hayman’s Gin, Chairman, The Gin Guild, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kathy to the Gin Guild board. I am sure she will bring her enthusiasm, vast experience, and distilling knowledge to help support the work of the Guild, its members and the vast number of craft distillers around the world.”

Pal Gleed, Director General, The Gin Guild said: “Kathy’s appointment to the Gin Guild board is a fantastic choice. She is incredibly talented and will bring her trademark wit, humour and knowledge to highlight the work of the Guild.”

Kathy and her team have crafted the perfect gin which captures the essence of the vibrant south coast city. Brighton Gin 40% Pavilion Strength, original hand-made craft British gin.  Super-smooth, clear and bright in the glass, the subtle notes of juniper and persistent hints of orange make this gin gentle and approachable. This multi award-winning gin is a favourite in a classic G&T or as a base for a range of cocktails.  In addition to rich juniper, Brighton Gin’s botanicals include fresh orange and lime peels, milk thistle and locally-grown coriander seeds.  It’s also 100% vegan and gluten free!