Distiller's City Debate 2016


Location

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, King Edward Hall, 2 King Edward Street, London, London EC1A 1HQ

Contact details

CRAFT SPIRITS – FRIEND OR FOE OF GLOBAL BRANDS?

The annual Distillers’ City Debate, now in its fifth year, will see Ian Buxton, Liveryman, commentator and author of the 101 Whiskies & Gins series, return to chair the discussion on this year’s topic, the impact of craft spirits.

John McCarthy, head distiller of Adnams, and David T. Smith, writer and a founder of the Craft Distilling Expo, will champion the position of craft brands.

Views from major international companies will be presented by Laurent Lacassagne, CEO of Chivas Brothers (the Scotch Whisky and gin business of Pernod Ricard) and Lawson Whiting, Executive Vice President, Chief Brands and Strategy Officer at Brown-Forman Corporation.

Ian Shackleton, MD Equity Research at Nomura International plc, will bring the City perspective.

Entry to the debate is free of charge by pre-booked ticket. Register with Kim Lyons at distillerscitydebate@lbmw.com or 020 7960 7173

Tickets are available at £45 per head for a 2-course supper with wine following the debate, served in The Auditorium adjacent to King Edward Hall.

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