2022 was a year like no other. To be Master of the Worshipful Company of Distillers in 2022 was a huge honour. A milestone for our Company, 350 years since being granted our Livery by the Alderman of the Corporation of the City of London in 1672. Our own Honorary Court Assistant, Alderman Vincent Keaveny […]
The Memory of the Industry project has been a twinkle in the eye of the livery for many years now, an acknowledgement of the unparalleled depth of knowledge that resides within the members of the livery, not to mention a network that is virtually unparalleled. Whilst individual companies have undertaken similar projects these are, by […]
On 23rd November 2023, 153 Distillers and their guests attended the Installation dinner at Vintners’ Hall in honour of the new Master, Lorne Mackillop – who, together with the Upper Warden Nick Carr and Middle Warden Dan Szor, had been sworn in that afternoon. At the reception, we were treated to a choice of Henriot […]
The Mistress and I attended the Remembrance Sunday Service at St Paul’s as part of the commemoration of the Great World Wars and the fallen. Plenty of veteran groups were present as well the majority of livery company masters. The new Dean of St Paul’s gave a moving address covering all conflicts, both historic and […]
On Friday November 17th, the Master invited other Livery Masters from whom he had received hospitality during his year with an evening at the Guildhall in the main dining room. The Wardens and members of the M&W who were available also attended. 35 Livery Masters attended the evening which was managed by Jonathan Wilson, Brands […]
On a bright sunny day, after coffee and bacon rolls at Ironmongers Hall, we formed up as part of Float 17 under the Senior Liveries Companies. The Worshipful Company of Distillers were represented by the Master, Master Elect, and Upper Warden Elect and their Consorts. The Distillers’ flags, very distinctive against the wooden placards of […]
It’s customary for the new Lord Mayor and Sheriffs to receive gifts from the M&W of those livery companies where they are liveryman. Bronek Masajoda, Sheriff, and if elected, Lord Mayor in 2026/27, is a recently installed Liveryman of Distillers. With the help and expertise of Neil Stevenson who designed and built a bespoke box […]
It is with great sadness that we record the news of the passing of Liveryman, Sir Ian Good, former chief executive of Edrington. The Master, Wardens, Court and members of the Worshipful Company of Distillers wish to pass on their heartfelt condolences to Sir Ian’s family, friends and to those privileged to work alongside him. September 25, […]
The Mistress, Sue Searle, hosted a Champagne Masterclass at 116 Pall Mall, the Institute of Directors, for forty one consorts and a few guests. The theme was Harvest Champagne. The evening began with a reception with Searcys Blanc de Blanc, NV Champagne and some delicious canapés, including some delicious, mini fish pies. We were guided […]
The JOINT DISTILLERS MARKETORS PANEL EVENT (JDME) took place on the eve of 1st November 23 at HMS President, just off St Katherine’s dock, adjacent to the brightly-lit Tower Bridge, and beside a dark and appropriately ruffled River Thames. The subject of deliberation was the present-day USA market great disruptor ‘Tequila in the Spotlight’. With […]
I am delighted to share with you a video from Sofie Masson who is now a great Ambassador for our mentoring programme. When we started the Business of Spirits (BOS) initiative with our education partners the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), Heriot Watt (ICBD) and the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) the aim […]
On Saturday October 28th in Basle, 260 members of the Zunft zu Rebleuten (Wine guild) including guests gathered at a famous country estate in the hills for their annual dinner to celebrate the success of the year, to install new members, and to have many speeches – nearly all in German. The reception started at […]
On Friday 20th October 2023, 163 Distillers and their guests, and 121 Gin Guild members and their guests, assembled at Mansion House for the annual Livery Banquet. The Master and Mistress – the latter looking resplendent in her teal gown– took up position in front of their respective thrones, ready to greet the attendees on […]
Tandridge Golf Club, Thursday October 19th 2023 The second Distiller’s Inter-Livery Challenge took place at Tandridge Golf Club, Surrey on Thursday October 19th. Hosted by Immediate Past Master, Chris Porter and Distiller’s Golf Secretary, Liveryman Graham Franklin, teams from the Worshipful Companies of Draper’s, Butcher’s, World Trader’s, Insurer’s, International Banker’s, Tylers & Bricklayers, Weavers, Makers […]
The Master represented the Worshipful Company of Distillers amongst 100 other livery masters and city of London Corporation representatives. These were 100 common councillors and 25 Alderman. The Distillers were on the top table at the Banquet where the King gave an amusing but reflective state of the nation speech. It was the first visit […]
The Livery Vocational Training and Education team delivered a stellar day of insights to students of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling on Wednesday 11th Oct, using the 4th Floor venue at WSET in Bermondsey. The day’s module of “Business of Spirits” is just that – it brings alive the business aspects of the distilling business […]
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A combination of continued off-premise strength and a returning on-premise have boosted Fever-Tree’s sales for 2021, led by the US. In a trading update today, the mixers company said that sales in the 12 months to the end of December, reached GBP311m (US$416.7m), a 26% increase on 2020. US sales for the year were up …
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Strong at-home consumption has bolstered Britvic’s performance in the closing three months of last year, despite the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Two months after reporting a near-7% rise in 12-month sales to the end of September, the UK-based soft drinks group today posted sales from fiscal-Q1 – to the end of December – …
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