Gin industry must ‘educate a safety culture’

The gin industry must “keep moving forward” with educating small producers about the dangers of distilling, Bombay Sapphire’s master distiller has warned. In December last year, The Gin Guild produced a safety poster for distillers to highlight the dangers of handling ethanol solutions. Created in collaboration with not‐for‐profit organisation the Solvents Industry Association (SIA), the guide was created in light of the increased numbers of “new and often comparatively inexperienced distillers”. The guide was also…

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Gin Guild warns about explosive risk of ethanol

The Gin Guild has raised concerns over the growing popularity of micro-distilling and “hobby-style gin schools”, and warned new distillers about the explosive risks that come with using ethanol. The Gin Guild has partnered with the Solvents Industry Association (SIA) – a not-for-profit organisation that supports the UK solvents industry and consumers regarding the “safe and responsible” use of solvent materials – to create a guide about the safe handling of gin and other ethanol-based liquids.…

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