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Master’s Blog – October

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 - Master's Blog

A busy month. My German is non-existent, so giving a speech in German sets the pulse racing. That is what I had to do at the annual banquet of our affiliate...

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Master’s Blog – September

Friday, 2 November 2018 - Master's Blog

Undoubtedly the highlight of the month was the Scottish dinner. Over 160 people attended a lively gathering at the Signet Library in Edinburgh. The toast to the guests was proposed by...

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Master’s Blog – August

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - Master's Blog

Many people say the City, like the French, go on holiday for the whole of August. The International Wine and Spirit Competition tasting, at the end of July at Vintners’ Hall,...

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Master’s Blog – July

Saturday, 14 July 2018 - Master's Blog

Probably the highlight of the month was the RAF 100 flypast. A number of us had been up to RAF Honington the previous week and Air Marshal Sir David Walker asked...

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Master’s Blog – Social June

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - Master's Blog

Social June. The busiest time of year for a Master. I think the highlight was Common Hall, when our own liveryman Vincent Keaveny was elected Aldermanic Sheriff – the first Distiller...

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Master’s Blog – The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestickmaker

Friday, 15 June 2018 - Master's Blog

The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestickmaker (well the Tallow Chandlers really). I completed the trio of invites, during my year, by lunching and breaking bread with the Bakers this month...

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Law & Order Essex – Master’s Blog

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - Master's Blog

The highlight of April was undoubtedly the magnificent charity whisky auction. To raise £200,000 involves an immense amount of effort from the Auction Committee and Operations Team. The night itself was...

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Master’s Blog – Oh! It was all going so smoothly!

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - Master's Blog

Oh, it was going so smoothly! Saturday, 3 March saw attendees of the Court trip to Madeira braving the snow and all reaching Gatwick. The Easyjet plane was delayed 15 minutes...

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Master’s Blog – February, A Busy Month

Thursday, 5 April 2018 - Master's Blog

As I write this, snow lies thick on the ground. I hope people haven’t been too disrupted. February has been a busy month. A number of things stand out. I had...

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December 2017

Distillate 2017

The annual news summary, Distillate, with the activities of the Livery and its Master, Richard Watling can be downloaded from this link.

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