The Master in the first international virtual ceremony, received the honour of being installed in the Guild of Genever Distillers based in Schiedam and received a wooden medal of the Golden Glass. The Master participated via Zoom and another new liveryman, Amanda Garnham from BNIC was similarly honoured!
The Guild is an ancient order, set up by the local Jenever Gin Distillers all based in Schiedam , close to Rotterdam harbour. It has a magnificent museum and exists to promote its Gin ( which was originated before the English version ) around the world as Holland were trading their produce globally then. The history shows Jenever being used medicinally in the 1500’s and being taxed as a spirit from 1614. It was also produced in other Dutch cities and in Belgium.