News & events

From gin tasting to tours of The Surrey Copper Distillery. Why not attend one of our upcoming events?

Look out for our special tasting events with suggested signature serves and garnish recommendations. We will share rare glimpses of how our spirits are made and what influenced us and inspired us to create them. We also offer:

  • expert spirit tasting workshops
  • gin classes
  • distillery tours

The American Society Of Brewing Chemists Congress

12-14 August 2018

Venue: Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Session: Gin: The Art and the Science of a Historic Spirit
Time: Sunday, August 12, (3:00 PM – 4:45 PM)
Katherine Smart will be sharing the process of bringing a historical recipe to life.

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Shere Open Gardens, Shere, Surrey

24 June 2018

We are proud to announce that we are a Gold Sponsor for the 40th anniversary of Shere Open Gardens.

Copperfield Launch Event At The Charles Dickens Museum

21 June 2018

Photos coming soon!

The Ginposium 2018, London

7 June 2018

Chris and Katherine will be presenting a paper on “How to set up a craft distillery” at this, the Gin Industry Annual Seminar.

Download a copy of Katherine’s Ginposium Presentation

Institute of Brewing and Distilling Scottish Section Dinner, Glasgow

11 May 2018

Katherine, who is the President of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, will be making an after dinner speech at the Institute of Brewing and Distilling Scottish Section Dinner on 11 May 2018.

President's Medal (President of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling)

The Gin Guild Spring Installation Dinner

8 May 2018

The Gin Guild Annual Dinner and Spring Installation is attended by Gin Guild members only. Looking forward to seeing fellow members there.

Mansion House

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New appointments for Professor Katherine Smart

December 2018

Professor Katherine Smart has been appointed as the new Chair of the Worshipful Company of Brewers’ Livery Committee and has also been elected to the Court of the Brewers’ Company.  The Company is one of the oldest of the City guilds or livery companies with the objective of providing support to educational establishments and research in the field of Brewing. Founded in the late 13th century, the Brewers Company received a Royal Charter in 1438 from Henry VI.  Katherine is the first woman to be elected to the Court in the history of the Brewers’ Company and she will be formerly inducted at Brewers’ Hall in London on 13 December 2018.

Chimes English Extra Dry Vermouth is launched

October 2018

Chimes English Extra Dry VermouthFollowing on from the release of Copperfield London Dry Gin in June 2018, Dr. Chris Smart and Professor Katherine Smart are now launching their second product hot off the still of their Surrey Copper Distillery. Chimes English Extra Dry Vermouth is an English vermouth hand-crafted from Surrey Sauvignon blanc blended with a distilled spirit infusion made using twelve botanicals.

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Katherine Smart appointed to academic position at The University of Cambridge

30 August 2018

The University of Cambridge and The Surrey Copper Distillery Limited are delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Katherine Smart to the role of University Lecturer in Brewing and Distilling Sciences in the School of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge effective 1 September 2018.

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Copperfield London Dry Gin
A new gin that brings history to life

June 2018

From a modern, purpose-built family distillery in leafy Surrey, Dr Christopher Smart and his wife Professor Katherine Smart are launching a new gin, The Copperfield London Dry Gin, based on a recipe penned by Ambrose Cooper in his Complete Distiller first published in 1757.

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The Distillery Is Formally Launched

3 May 2018

On 3 May 2018, we released our first press release coinciding with the launch of our website.

Read the press release