The Worshipful Company of Distillers

is a Livery Company of the City of London dating back to the reign of King Charles I.

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603 Squadron Presentation

When the Worshipful Company of Distillers confirmed its affiliation with 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron of The Royal Auxiliary Air Force, our commitment to the affiliation included the donation of a...

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Newbury Races

In a first for the Distillers, a group of around 30 people (Court, Livery and guests) descended on Newbury Racecouse five days before Christmas to enjoy a day’s racing, under cloudy...

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New Years Honours for Ian Harris and Desmond Payne

Many congratulations to Ian Harris and Desmond Payne for their MBEs, as announced in the Queens Honours list. Ian and Desmond are both legends in their own fields in the drinks...

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HRH The Princess Royal opens Chatham’s Copper Rivet Distillery

On Friday 1st December, HRH The Princess Royal officially opened Copper Rivet Distillery in Chatham’s Historic Dockyard. The three founders, Bob Russell and his sons Matthew and Stephen welcomed her to...

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Scottish Freedoms announced

The Master presented Peter Prentice, Raymond Davidson and Stuart Urquhart with the Freedom of the Company in a ceremony at 603 Squadron in Edinburgh....

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Worshipful Company of Distillers Crest

The Worshipful Company of Distillers

The Worshipful Company of Distillers is a Livery Company of the City of London dating back to the reign of King Charles I.

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Master's Blog

And So The Journey Starts

So the journey starts. I had two visits to the Old Bailey in the first month of office. First I showed liveryman Edi Etter and his wife around the courts with...

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Industry News

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Treasury Wine Estates hits out at Penfolds “copycat”, issues lawsuit

Courtesy of Just Drinks Treasury Wine Estates has filed a lawsuit against Australian wine operator Rush Rich for allegedly selling “copycat” Penfolds wine. Read the full article here...

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Beer drag brings Kirin 2017 sales to standstill – results

Courtesy of Just Drinks Kirin’s domestic and overseas beer units dropped back last year as the Japanese company crawled to a slight sales rise. Read the full article here...

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Diageo reveals new design for Tanqueray Rangpur

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Diageo has redesigned the bottle for its Tanqueray Rangpur expression and announced further global distribution Read the full article here...

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Ballantine’s 21 YO Signature Oak released

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Pernod Ricard has launched Ballantine’s 21 Years Old Signature Oak Collection exclusive to Asia Travel Retail Read the full article here...

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December 2017

Distillate 2017

The annual news summary, Distillate, with the activities of the Livery and its Master, Richard Watling can be downloaded from this link.

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