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Aaron Jeewood
12 July 2021
Distillers’ Luncheon – 8th July 2021

On 8th July 2021, exactly 521 days since we had last convened, the livery was finally reunited for a splendid luncheon at Vintners’ Hall. On arrival at our spiritual home, we were greeted by the familiar, warm faces of the Vintners’ staff – Steve, Ron and Lloyd to name but three – who were evidently […]

Aaron Jeewood
3 July 2021
The Master’s Challenge – The Longest Day

Having completed last year’s Distillers’ 500 Scotland to London challenge (albeit as a member of the back-up crew) something, somewhere has convinced me to join our Livery’s nascent cycling group for an equally demanding challenge this year. Following an amazing year under the most challenging of circumstances, having raised over £40,000, the IPM has committed […]

Ewan Lacey
3 June 2021
Distiller v Churston GC 2021

That “The Spirit of Churston” has survived the problems of  past years was readily apparent from the frisson of anticipation, mid morning on Monday 24th May, when golfers from both teams met up again in the Churston clubhouse for coffee and bacon rolls. It certainly did not seem that it was eighteen months since our […]

Ewan Lacey
23 May 2021
A Virtual Trip to the Cotswolds

Lockdown can be a long-drawn-out affair, without the usual social gatherings which bring the Livery together. Thankfully, the third of the lockdown trilogy has been punctuated by a series of inspiring virtual distillery visits and spirit tastings. The first, in March, took us to the Hayman’s Distillery, where we were welcomed by Past Master Christopher […]

Ewan Lacey
11 May 2021

The Distillers’ Charity is thrilled to announce that the bottle of Karuizawa ‘Five Decades’ 1960-2000, generously donated by The Kyoto Distillery raised £9,800. The Distillers’ Charity owes a huge debt of thanks to Liverymen David Croll and Marcin Miller. The story of how two whisky-obsessed friends grew to love Karuizawa is a fascinating one and […]

Ewan Lacey
4 May 2021
Distillers Car Club – No longer in lockdown

Bosham Ahoy When Enzo Ferrari famously said “The fact is I don’t drive just to get from A to B. I enjoy feeling the car’s reactions, becoming part of it”, I am prepared to wager he wasn’t enjoying the feeling as much as we Distillers’ Car Club members were on our recent first post lock-down […]

Ewan Lacey
23 April 2021
Winning in Innovation by Steve Wilson

“Wow … that was absolutely amazing  “Fascinating Steve …thanks for that ….”  “An invaluable experience…” These are just some of the comments from over 60 students who enjoyed a fascinating and illuminating talk delivered on-line by Liveryman Steve Wilson, which was also made available to a large number of students from over 10 countries.  With […]

Ewan Lacey
11 April 2021
HMS Montrose Honours the Duke of Edinburgh

When we are next able to raise a glass and toast the Royal Family at one of our dinners it will be a very different and poignant moment as we remember The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Royal Navy and our affiliate HMS Montrose paid their respects yesterday, Saturday April 10th at noon, with the […]

Ewan Lacey
6 April 2021

The Worshipful Company of Distillers is excited and proud to present a rare opportunity to acquire a bottle of the legendary Karuizawa Distillery’s Five Decades whisky. This sale has only been possible thanks to the incredible generosity of this donation from Liverymen David Croll and Marcin Miller of the Kyoto Distillery in Japan. Karuizawa’s ‘five […]

Donna Bowers
10 March 2021
Liveryman Georgie Bell named in top 10 female brand ambassadors list

To mark International Women’s Day, The Spirits Business are celebrating the talents of 10 female brand ambassadors across the spirits sector, highlighting the women representing some of the world’s biggest spirits brands. Many of the women listed have a background in the bar industry, leading them to have some of the most sought-after skills needed for a […]

Ewan Lacey
10 March 2021
Virtual Tour of Hayman’s Distillery 9th March 2021

Raising money for charity and hosting events under current circumstances has tested the mettle of both The Master and The Livery this year. However, yet again, and thanks to the efforts of Christopher Hayman we were able to raise a tasty sum for our charity whilst enjoying a glimpse into this state-of-the-art facility. On Zoom, […]

Donna Bowers
25 February 2021
Supporting Communities: The Drink Sector’s Response During The Covid-19 Pandemic

The Portman group have released a report, summarising the recent support provided by organisations within the drinks sector. While we are in the third national lockdown, they have taken a moment to review the extensive support provided by organisations involved in alcohol. This has been carried out to celebrate their continuing hard work and also […]

Donna Bowers
12 February 2021

Our Mentoring initiative has made significant progress in the first few months of 2021 with the launch of the first “Mentoring Pilot programme in the history of our Livery.  The VTEC (Vocational Training and Education Committee), led by Past Master Richard Watling researched the appetite for mentoring with our former sponsored students at WSET, IBD […]

Donna Bowers
2 February 2021
Press Release: The Worshipful Company of Distillers’ announces a dynamic new 3-year educational programme

The Worshipful Company of Distillers’ announces a dynamic new programme of scholarships and bursaries for over 100 students over the next three years. Financial support for key qualifications will be more than tripled with our UK educational partners who lead the world in spirits education. The WCD will be increasing the focus and share of […]

Donna Bowers
28 January 2021
20th January 2021: NEW FREEMEN & LIVERYMEN Admitted to the Distillers Livery

At Virtual Ceremonies conducted on 20th January 2021 by the Master, Jonathan Driver and the Wardens, the following received the Freedom of the Company: Giles Harris DSO OBEGeorge RollsSir Colin Hampden-WhiteKarl Mason At the same virtual Ceremonies conducted on 20th January 2021, the following received the Livery of the Company: Karen BettsHenri SizaretDuncan BaldwinJames RobertsonKen […]

Donna Bowers
28 January 2021
Virtual Burns’ Night held for Distillers livery members

O wad some Power the giftie gie usTo see oursels as ithers see us…… When the Bard of Ayrshire, the great Rabbie Burns, penned those immortal words “O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us” I’m not entirely sure he had in mind that the ‘Power’ would be […]

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The Distillers are Back - 521 days since last meeting together!

Still time to show your support for the intrepid cyclists who rode 134 miles of Perthshire countryside in a day! Great team effort guys…#distillerslongestday

Good luck and safe riding to all taking part in The Master’s Challenge today cycling 134 miles of Perthshire countryside! May they have a following wind and may we all get behind them.
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