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The Queensland Branch is developing a program of events in 2023 for members and non-members. Keep visiting this page for events as they are announced.

The Australian Distillers Association holds national events for ALL members to attend and the highlight of the national body calendar is the Annual conference which is held in a different city each year. 

Queensland Members can also attend The Australian Distillers Association's webinars on key topics.

Registration for all our events is essential as limited places are available.

Please select from the events listed below to register and ensure your booking for Queensland specific events. For national events, please click here.

Don't forget to log into the system when booking an event.

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Upcoming QLD events

    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Your computer, Zoom
    Register

    London Dry Gin under the microscope - understand the tools you can utilise to craft and define unique products and provide a real point of difference in a crowded marketplace.

    By combining targeted chemical analysis with sensory profiling, producers can gain an understanding of the subtle nuances in aroma and flavour characters for different gin products.

    In this webinar, Australian Distillers Member Affinity Labs, will share their recent research and show you how tools can be used to craft and define unique products and provide a real point of difference in a crowded marketplace.

    Understand how to tailor your process and product to meet specific consumer desires and needs, before the tonic water and garnishes add the final flourishing touch.

    Register by clicking the button.

    This event is free to Australian Distillers Members and non-members can register for a fee.

    Members, don't forget to login to register your free ticket.

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    Affinity Labs recently commissioned a benchmarking study, focused on classic London Dry style gin products. This included iconic South Australian products alongside a selection of inter-state products and market leading global gin brands.

    The aim of this study was to generate objective chemical data and aroma/flavour profile information that allows producers to understand stylistic differences and key compounds that influence consumer perception and enjoyment.

    The market leading gin products (Tanqueray, Hendrick’s, Gordon’s and Bombay Sapphire) showed dominant coriander and pepper characters (as well as juniper, of course), while some of the SA gins were characterised by elevated orange, cardamom, confection and floral characters. Some of these also showed relatively high (but still safe) concentrations of fusel alcohols, imparting pungency to the spirit, as well as high levels of terpenes. Some of the gins also displayed noticeable fruity characters, due to elevated levels of some ester compounds. 

    Neil Scrimgeour, Affinity Labs, will share the research data and the tools you can utilise to craft and define unique products and provide a real point of difference in a crowded marketplace.



    • 4 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (AEST)
    • Silver Tongue Foods Training Room (Validus OHS) Unit 4/68 Empire Cresent, Chevellum, Qld 4554.
    • 13
    Register

    Introduction to Distillery Safety

    This course provides essential safety training for individuals working in an Australian distillery, covering key safety requirements and responsibilities. It emphasises the importance of adhering to safety protocols and highlights the potential consequences of non-compliance.

    Learning outcomes include:

    • Understand entry safety requirements for working in a distillery.
    • Learn about safety programs and their significance.
    • Familiarise with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations.
    • Understand risk assessments.
    • Identify and mitigate key dangers in a distillery environment.
    • Introduction to working with dangerous goods.
    • Learn about working in hazardous areas.
    • Discover resources for accessing relevant legislation.
    • Knowing the risks involved in distillation.
    • How to read a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

    This one day, in person course is for Australian distillers or those aspiring to work in an Australian distillery. The course is available to any employee or personnel of, or anyone who wants to work in an Australian Distillery.

    Course facilitator: Adam Chapman 

    Adam is a qualified Trainer and Assessor TAE 40122 and holds a Diploma in Work, Health and Safety and is a co-writer of the ADA Safety Course with Kristina from Validus. He owns and runs his own education business called Wine and Spirit Inc where he has been training nearly 450 students in Wines or Spirits education within Australia.

    Adam is a qualified distiller for NIL DESPEANDUM Distillery at Woombye, Qld for the last 5yrs and is also a qualified winemaker for 33 years working in France and Australia. He has been educating for 12 years and distilling for 5 years with qualifications in Distilling, Winemaking, Project Management and WSET Diploma. He also has certifications in Sensory Science for spirits and is the only Certified Spirits Judge and Master Rummelier in Australia.

    Cost:

    $295 +GST - Members

    $500 +GST - Non-Members


    Event Waiver:

    The Introduction to Distillery Safety is an is un-accredited course designed to serve as a guide to empower people in the distilling industry to better seek and apply specific safety advice for their unique circumstances.
    As a condition of attending the course you hereby acknowledge that:

    • elements of the Course will be general and / or theoretical in nature, and that different factual situations, specific equipment or installations at any distillery at which I work may result in different outcomes in practice or at law in relation to matters covered by the Course content; and
    • the nature of Australia as a federation means that relevant laws may vary between the Commonwealth and the States, and between different States, and that Course materials may not reflect such differences.

    All participants agree to release ADA and any person delivering the Course from any cost, loss, damage, claim, expense or other liability whatsoever they might suffer or incur as a result of relying on the Course Materials, or otherwise arising out of or in relation to or in connection with the matters acknowledged above.

    By registering for this course you agree to the above waiver and to the Australian Distillers event terms and conditions.


    • 7 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (AEST)
    • Kalki Moon Distillery 22 Commercial St, Svensson Heights QLD 4670
    • 20
    Register

    Introduction to Distillery Safety

    This course provides essential safety training for individuals working in an Australian distillery, covering key safety requirements and responsibilities. It emphasises the importance of adhering to safety protocols and highlights the potential consequences of non-compliance.

    Learning outcomes include:

    • Understand entry safety requirements for working in a distillery.
    • Learn about safety programs and their significance.
    • Familiarise with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations.
    • Understand risk assessments.
    • Identify and mitigate key dangers in a distillery environment.
    • Introduction to working with dangerous goods.
    • Learn about working in hazardous areas.
    • Discover resources for accessing relevant legislation.
    • Knowing the risks involved in distillation.
    • How to read a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

    This one day, in person course is for Australian distillers or those aspiring to work in an Australian distillery. The course is available to any employee or personnel of, or anyone who wants to work in an Australian Distillery.

    Course facilitator: Adam Chapman 

    Adam is a qualified Trainer and Assessor TAE 40122 and holds a Diploma in Work, Health and Safety and is a co-writer of the ADA Safety Course with Kristina from Validus. He owns and runs his own education business called Wine and Spirit Inc where he has been training nearly 450 students in Wines or Spirits education within Australia.

    Adam is a qualified distiller for NIL DESPEANDUM Distillery at Woombye, Qld for the last 5yrs and is also a qualified winemaker for 33 years working in France and Australia. He has been educating for 12 years and distilling for 5 years with qualifications in Distilling, Winemaking, Project Management and WSET Diploma. He also has certifications in Sensory Science for spirits and is the only Certified Spirits Judge and Master Rummelier in Australia.

    Cost:

    $295 +GST - Members

    $500 +GST - Non-Members


    Event Waiver:

    The Introduction to Distillery Safety is an is un-accredited course designed to serve as a guide to empower people in the distilling industry to better seek and apply specific safety advice for their unique circumstances.
    As a condition of attending the course you hereby acknowledge that:

    • elements of the Course will be general and / or theoretical in nature, and that different factual situations, specific equipment or installations at any distillery at which I work may result in different outcomes in practice or at law in relation to matters covered by the Course content; and
    • the nature of Australia as a federation means that relevant laws may vary between the Commonwealth and the States, and between different States, and that Course materials may not reflect such differences.

    All participants agree to release ADA and any person delivering the Course from any cost, loss, damage, claim, expense or other liability whatsoever they might suffer or incur as a result of relying on the Course Materials, or otherwise arising out of or in relation to or in connection with the matters acknowledged above.

    By registering for this course you agree to the above waiver and to the Australian Distillers event terms and conditions.


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