The Global Whiskies and Spirits Summit 26 March 2020

Our next spirits summit takes place on 26 March 2020. Register now!

The Honourable Artillery Company, City Road, London





Operating from locations in three continents, WestRock’s Multi Packaging Solutions supports the world’s most prestigious brands in the premium spirits, Champagne and beer markets. We provide a full range of solutions covering cartons, labels, tubes, rigid boxes as well as other specialist and bespoke packaging – all supported by first-class design and technological leadership. Our capabilities include the latest print finishes and effects across a range of substrates including board, plastic, paper and fluted materials with the ability to create your pack designs from scratch and source your value adding presentation components. Working with Multi Packaging Solutions, you have the confidence of knowing your brand is in the hands of the only truly global supplier with such a broad cross-product platform.

We design, create and manufacture impactful, innovative packaging solutions. By differentiating premium products in a highly creative, cost effective, yet practical way, our customers are able to effectively promote their brands in even the most competitive international markets. We can collaborate from the earliest stages of a project, developing design concepts, assessing materials, exploring production options, co-ordinating trials to optimise efficiencies whilst building the most efficient and flexible supply chain. Our in-depth and long-standing knowledge of our customers’ markets and strategies enables our teams to work together to provide imaginative, effective results.



Steklarna Hrastnik

If the long history of Steklarna Hrastnik Group located in Slovenia began in 1860, the more recent history of its new plant dedicated for premium packaging activity started in 2005. This modern and productive industrial unit is dedicated to the production of high-end glass containers in extra white flint, using a fully automatic process. The commercial vocation of this entity is to meet the requirements of high-quality packaging users, in particular for the spirits sector, with maximum manufacturing flexibility.

Contact: Maja Lapajne
Telephone: +386 31 574 900



Bruni Erben

Bruni Erben is a leading supplier of closures, glass and machinery for the spirits, wine, food, and gourmet markets. Founded in 1951, the company has developed & diversified and today offers an extensive catalogue of stock items, industry leading technical support and a product design team which delivers world-class expertise to yield extraordinary results.



Gin Magazine

Gin Magazine, the international publication covering gins from around the world, is devoted entirely to this great spirit. Gin Magazine will cover news, features, cocktails, reviews and, of course, tastings of the very best gins including winners from
the World Gin Awards.

Exploring the lifestyle of gin, the bars, hotels, travel, fine dining and the pleasures of gin, Gin Magazine will be written by world class drinks writers and will be published as a print and digital edition. With topical social media, regular updates on, and the annual Gin Magazine Awards, enthusiasts and industry alike will be able to celebrate this world-class spirit throughout the year.



Glencairn Crystal

For almost three decades, Glencairn Crystal Studio, based in Scotland, has gained an international reputation for fine crystal and glassware. A family business, Glencairn Crystal Studio was responsible for the design and packaging of the famous Glencairn Glass - the official glass for whisky.

As a leading manufacturer of bespoke crystal and glass, Glencairn are in a unique position to meet customer demands, from the most intimate order through to orders of global proportions. At Glencairn we have built our business on a commitment to personal service and quality workmanship. The company has grown through a truly innovative approach to their market. From the initial discussion through to the final order, we believe in challenging ourselves to deliver a product that not only reflects the customer’s requirements and expectations - but exceeds them.




The IWSR is the leading provider of data on wine, spirits and RTDs. The IWSR’s database, essential to the industry, is used by all of the largest multinational wine and spirits companies, as well as many more local companies. The IWSR’s unique methodology allows us to get closer to what is actually consumed and better understand how markets work. We track overall consumption and trends at brand.




It took James McIntosh over two years to find the perfect water for Whisky. As a passionate enthusiast he recognised that adding a little water to whisky has been part of Scottish heritage since the invention of the drink itself. Sourced from the Isle of Lewis in partnership with the Stornoway Trust, Larkfire is Wild Water for Whisky. Naturally soft and untainted by mineral content, Larkfire unleashes flavour and reveals new depths to your dram.

It is drawn from sources owned by The Stornoway Trust. The Trust is Scotland's oldest community landlord and is responsible for the stewardship of a 69,000 acre estate. Every time you add Larkfire to your whisky, you will be helping this unique, wild location and the 11,000 people that live within it.

Contact: James McIntosh
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3920 0259



Rankin Brothers & Sons

Founded in 1774, Rankin is the UK’s local supplier of quality closures for the beers, wines, spirits and foods packaging industries. Through the design and performance of our products, we help premiumise aspiring brands and add value to local tastes and flavours. Our offer extends from natural cork, to micro agglomerate, synthetic or Nature, to T Top Stoppers, wire hoods, screw caps, crown caps, cask bungs, keg caps, capsules In Tin, Polylaminate, PVC & PET and to heatshrink tamper evident sleeves. Rankin is the custodian of 4,500 acres of cork forestry in Portugal; managing cork supply from `acorn to bottle’.



With well over 30 years in the self-adhesive label industry, Royston is a name you can trust when it comes to innovative packaging. Our award-winning team of experts has grown steadily since and can be relied upon to deliver fantastic results.

Whether you’re a designer, a brand leader, or a manufacturer looking for support with your packaging needs, Royston can help. We can bring your labels to life, exceeding quality expectations, and delivering on time and within budget.


Our mission

The Royston brand is defined by a commitment to innovation and a culture of continuous improvement. We are constantly investing in new technologies which aid the development of our processes and allow us to pioneer new standards, keeping us in a leading position within our industry.

The engine at the heart of Royston is a technical team focused on developing new products and market innovations that can enhance our clients’ packaging and help drive increased sales.


Our Values

• Excellence – Everything we make and do is exceptional
• Innovation – We are constantly looking to break new ground
• Integrity – What you see is what you get
• Customer Focus – Our customers are everything to us
• Collaboration – We work best when we work together




Signet is a global luxury brand embellishment and packaging company, with clients in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas. We provide innovative, premium and award-winning brand enhancing solutions to some of the most successful global brands. Leading the market in innovation, we experiment with new materials and techniques to bring you the most creative means of brand enhancement and value-adding embellishments.

Contact: Roger Lyon
Telephone: +44 (0) 1733 396 080



The Drinks Report

Part of Paragraph Publishing since 2012, The Drinks Report was launched in 2009 by drinks, design and packaging journalist, Felicity Murray, and is the leading website for those concerned with drinks design, marketing, packaging and technology. Each week, more than 12,000 drinks professionals visit to check the latest news and access unique views on global trends. The Drinks Report presents the World Drinks Awards – rewarding taste and design in all drinks categories.

Contact: James Houlder
Telephone: +44 (0) 1603 633 808



Tapi S.P.A.

Tapì is an international Group specializing in the design, production and distribution of high-end technological closures for the Premium beverage sector.

Tapì develops products for the spirits, wine, oil and condiments, cosmetics and beer sectors. With over 500 employees worldwide, providing support for over 5,000 customers in over 60 countries, Tapì has consolidated its global presence with a series of production facilities, sales offices, R&D workshops and distributors in Europe and the Americas.

Our vision here at Tapì is clear: to become the world’s leading supplier of closures for the Premium and Super Premium segments in the beverage market.

To achieve this goal, the company invests continuously in research & development, in people and in communicating its brand value and strength, with a view to growing as an international Group.




Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) is a global leader in NFC mobile marketing and smart-packaging solutions using printed electronics technology. Thinfilm creates printed tags, labels, and systems that include sensors and wireless communication — all at a cost-per-function unmatched by conventional electronic technologies.

Thinfilm offers end-to-end mobile marketing solutions that feature hardware, label/packaging integration services, and comprehensive cloud-based reporting and analytics. Collectively, these components deliver a powerful 1-to-1 digital marketing platform through which brands of all sizes can connect directly with consumers, all with the simple tap of a smartphone. The resulting disintermediation of search engines, online marketplaces, and social platforms empowers brands to control messaging, enhance consumer dialogue, build loyalty, increase engagement, and drive sales.

Thinfilm’s roadmap integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to bring intelligence to everyday, disposable items. Its mission is to effectively extend the traditional boundaries of the Internet of Things to fuel the Internet of Everything.

Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) is a publicly listed Norwegian company with global headquarters in Oslo, Norway; US headquarters in San Jose, California; and offices in Linköping, Sweden; San Francisco; London; and Shanghai.



Wade Ceramics

Nestled deep in the home of ceramics in Staffordshire, Wade Ceramics has been honing their craft since their establishment in 1810 to produce decadent ranges including Fragrance, Homeware, Food, and Spirits.

Our ceramic Spirit bottles and decanters provide a touch of class. 69% of decisions to make purchases are influenced by packaging alone so our ceramic is a niche material to make any product stand out.

We always like to go the extra mile to ensure bespoke packaging which is uniquely designed and manufactured to be truly representative of a brand. Plus, all of our products are fully vitrified, meaning they are fired to a temperature which ensures the porcelain will not absorb any moisture, flavour, odour or stains.

Wade Ceramics are able to bring any design to life with our ability to produce any size or shape article, and our eye for detail when it comes to intricate artwork. We also offer a low cost of entry, with order units scaling from a minimum of 1,000, to a maximum of 100,000 units a week.

From product innovation to state-of-the-art technology, Wade Ceramics combine the best of British workmanship with contemporary and premium style.



Whisky Magazine

Whisky Magazine celebrates this great drink in all its magnificent diversity. Devoted exclusively to whisky and whiskey, it brings news, features, reviews and tastings of the very best malts, blends, Bourbons and more. In a world where variety is essential and flavour the great passion, Whisky Magazine takes pride in celebrating the whiskies of the world in print, online and in person via our World Whiskies Awards, Icons of Whisky and the Hall of Fame.

Contact: Joanne Robertson
Telephone: +44 (0) 1603 633 808

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