Autumn is traditionally reserved for a visit to the London Craft Distilling Expo, which is a big European conference on all things related to the art and business of craft distilling. London did not disappoint this year either, with many exhibitors and two days of very useful lectures in three different halls. It is physically impossible to see everything that is of interest so our advice to any new attendees is to prepare themselves by making a detailed plan of classes and workshops that they wish to attend before coming to the Expo.
From personal experience, we strongly recommend going to conferences like this, especially the London Craft Distilling Expo, because not only will you do some excellent networking, but also make new lifelong friendships.
The final panel was excellent as ever, with many interesting questions. It started with the overview of the craft distilling industry at the moment and then continued from there. We mostly focused on barrels and barrel-aging. Also, for the first time, fruit brandies were discussed and it was gratifying to see that they were finally getting the attention and recognition they so richly deserved.
See you in London next year!