Aims & Objectives

Convivial fellowship enhanced by its heritage

Whilst still very relevant to its original craft, its membership is today more widely based.

The Worshipful Company of Distillers is a convivial fellowship enhanced by its heritage and the traditions of the City of London. Whilst still very relevant to its original craft, its membership is today more widely based.

The Company aims to be at the “hub of the spirits industry” and its key objectives are:

  • To raise awareness within the industry
  • To be the pre-eminent leader in spirits education
  • To raise our profile both within the City and with other Livery Companies
  • To support charitable causes
  • To foster fellowship within the Livery.

We offer the following benefits to members:

  • Associating with like-minded men and women from the spirits industry
  • Enjoying formal and informal lunches, dinners and other social events
  • Helping young, talented people achieve their potential
  • Contributing to the development of the spirits industry
  • Becoming a Freeman of the City of London
  • Joining one of the City Clubs
  • Access to Vintners’ Hall accommodation
  • Joining in the social and sporting life of the City and the many inter-Livery events
  • Exercising your right to vote for the Sheriffs and the Lord Mayor of London at Common Hall
  • Special terms on WSET courses (London School only)
  • Improving lives of the disadvantaged and needy, giving time and skill to activities that support education, industry and City charitable causes

Master’s Blog – January

January began well with an “eat through” of the menu we have chosen for the February Livery lunch. I was joined in this endeavour by the Mistress, the Assistant Clerk and Liveryman...

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Master’s Blog – December

My first Master’s blog starts with the Installation Dinner, and the transfer of Mastership from Bryan Burrough, which is very well reported in the accompanying article by Emma Fox. It was...

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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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Carol Service 2018

The Company’s Annual Carol service took place at our church, St Lawrence Jewry where those attending were able to loosen their vocal chords at the reception with a glass or two of Pommery...

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