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 – July 2019

July is a busy month and  there were a number of key events in the month starting with the Innholders’ Dinner in Innholders’ Hall where the Master gave a short history...

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IWSC/Worshipful Company of Distillers spirits tasting not the hottest day of the year shock!

Vintners Hall hosted the 12th annual IWSC/Worshipful Company of Distillers spirits tasting on 30th July, always a popular event in the livery calendar and most unusually not the occurring on the hottest day...

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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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The Master’s Honorary Doctorate

On July 15 The Master received an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Greenwich in recognition of the support he has given to the Business School over the...

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