David T Smith is an independent spirits writer and consultant specialising in gin. He has authored a variety of drinks books including Gin Tonica, The Craft of Gin and, most recently, The Gin Dictionary, and has reviewed over 400 gins on his website, SummerFruitCup.com.
Smith is the chair judge for a number of international spirits competitions, and has consulted to create gins with distilleries across six continents. He was also the inaugural winner of the Think Gin Communicator of the Year.
Smith joined the IWSC judging team in 2013, focusing on gin, vodka and liqueurs. He has been a Panel Chair since 2016.