June 7th – June 16th 2020

The Worshipful Company of Distillers announces an online Whisky Auction

The Worshipful Company of Distillers’ online charity auction will be held from June 7th through until June 16 , with all proceeds going to The Drinks Trust’s ‘Your Round’ appeal to support people of the drinks industry who are facing severe hardship as a result of Covid-19. The Drinks Trust has experienced a huge increase in demand for its services, with many individuals from the industry now in desperate need.

The Livery is appealing to anyone who has those special single bottles, cases, or casks to donate them to our charity auction. If you wish to participate, please contact Middle Warden Chris Porter at Also, follow the on-line auction on and on our website at

Kenny MacKay, Master of the Worshipful Company of Distillers, commented: “There has never been a time in history when the challenges facing our industry and its people has been greater. At every level in business we face unprecedented difficulties, particularly for the lower paid and the young. As part of a wider initiative by The Distillers’ Livery Company to support The Drinks Trust, this auction is a demonstration of us standing alongside our Trade in a time of great need. We are delighted to be able to help with our donations and the boost that the charity auction will give to the ‘Your Round’ appeal.”

Ross Carter, Chief Executive of The Drinks Trust, said: “We are grateful to have the support of the Distillers’ Charity in this time of crisis. It is heartening to know that the drinks industry is acting with solidarity to support colleagues who are less fortunate and facing hardship.”

Notes to the Editor

The Drinks Trust (Registered in England and Wales, charity number 1023376)

The Drinks Trust is the community organisation for the drinks industry, offering support and services to help its community thrive, to upskill, to broaden their knowledge, to network and to learn from one another. It will also be there to support them in challenging times, with wellbeing and financial assistance.

The Distillers’ Livery Company would especially like to thank Sukhinder and Rajbir Singh and Whisky.Auction for their help in enabling this vital fundraising initiative to take place.

The Distillers’ Charity (registered in England and Wales, charity number 1038763)

Charitable giving lies at the heart of The Worshipful Company of Distillers’ purpose. The Distillers’ Charity was established in 1955. Our vision is to make a difference to young people by improving alcohol education, training and vocational opportunities and working with other Livery-related charitable causes, including within the drinks trade.

For all media enquiries, please contact Paul Finch at The Distillers’ Livery Communications on 07718 136146 or