Spirits Tasting July 2023

On the evening of Wednesday 26 July 2023 – which was uncharacteristically cool for this prestigious annual event – The World Drinks Awards teamed up with the Worshipful Company of Distillers once again to present more than 200 country and world winners from their 2023 awards tasting at Vintners’ Hall.

Clearly, word had spread far and wide that this is the only event in the world where such a range of spirits is brought together to taste under one roof, as over 200 people attended (ranging from Distillers’ Liverymen to Masters, Clerks and Past Masters from other Livery Companies) with virtually zero no-shows!

During the evening, guests were also able to enjoy:

  • The Distillers Cocktail Bar
  • A selection of cheeses and preserved meats
  • Presentations from The Master and World Drinks Awards
  • A complimentary copy of Whisky Magazine, American Whiskey, Gin, Rum and Tequila

Finally, in a break with tradition, guests were given the opportunity to take home a mystery bag at the end of the evening, containing a selection of latest edition magazines and 2 randomly selected bottles from the tasting, all for a charitable donation of just £20 per bag. All proceeds are being donated to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

Livery members can see images of the event in the gallery:

Ed Macey-Dare