Press Releases

The 8th Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference brings the global distilling industry to Edinburgh

25 April 2023

With the central theme of ‘Sustaining Future Reality: Delivering Distilling Excellence and Developments’, distillers, research scientists and suppliers to the spirits sector will come together to discuss current challenges, find ground-breaking solutions and learn from and connect with each other at the 8th Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference (WDSC). The conference takes place in Edinburgh from the 9th to the 11th May.

Tasmania announced as 2025 IBD Asia-Pacific Convention home

27 March 2023

At the close of the 37th IBD Asia Pacific Convention, the Institute of Brewing and Distilling Asia Pacific is pleased to announce the venue and dates for the 38th IBD Asia Pacific Convention which will take place in Hobart, Tasmania on 3-7 March 2025.

Tom Shelston, new IBD Chief Executive Officer

30 January 2023

Tom has a wealth of experience in helping non-profit and membership organisations to design and implement growth strategies based on member and audience engagement and building high-value partnerships.

New Beer Recipe Development Course Created by the Institute of Brewing & Distilling is Available Now

30 January 2023

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD), the most widely recognised learning provider of technical education in the brewing industry worldwide, has launched its first technical self-assessed and on-demand short course - Beer Recipe Development. The course provides essential knowledge for recipe development for experienced commercial brewers with a sound understanding of the basics of brewing, and it will also benefit more serious home brewers.

British Hop Competition 2022 Results

28 November 2022

We are pleased to announce the Class winners of the 2022 IBD British Hop Awards across the six classes of entry. Congratulations to all the winning entries and thank you to everyone for submitting.