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Aaron Jeewood
11 March 2022
Distillers’ Charity DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal — NOW CLOSED

UPDATE: 15 June 2022 We are pleased to share the news that members of the Worshipful Company of Distillers helped raise £40,000 for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The total was achieved by Livery members helping raise £20,000 for Distillers’ Charity, which was matched 100%, through the Big Give Ukraine Disasters Emergency Appeal. Thank you […]

Aaron Jeewood
1 July 2022
The Distillers’ Charity – Summer Update 2022

This is the first Distillers’ Charity Update this year, designed to give you a thorough overview of our charitable activities and efforts so far in 2022, together with details of where your donations are going, and the impact they have jointly created. We hope this further demonstrates the importance of your ongoing support for the […]

Aaron Jeewood
30 June 2022
Protected: 350th Anniversary Banquet at The Guildhall

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Aaron Jeewood
27 June 2022
Past Master Nigel Strofton Plays International Hockey Match for England

Liveryman and Past Master (1992-1993) Nigel Strofton represented England Hockey over 80s recently. Nigel played two matches against The Netherlands in April at The Hockey Centre at Bisham with England winning both matches 1-0 and 2-1 respectively. Many congratulations Nigel! Great to learn we have an international sportsman in our Livery!

Aaron Jeewood
24 June 2022
Ginposium brings global industry together again to explore the business of gin in a changing world

After two years of virtual sessions, experts from across the gin industry celebrated getting together again for The Gin Guild’s information-packed networking event, Ginposium. Held at RSA House in London for the first time since June 2019, the event saw long-established and new gin industry representatives from across the UK mingling with distillers and producers […]

Aaron Jeewood
15 June 2022
The Livery Masters’ Away Weekend in Sheffield

Thanks to the pandemic, the wonderful tradition of Livery Masters’ Weekend Away has not been able to happen over the past two years. However, the Mistress and I were lucky enough for our year to be open to this once more, with The Lord Mayor deciding to take us to Sheffield as his city of […]

Aaron Jeewood
2 June 2022
Livery members recognised in Platinum Jubilee Honours List

Celebrating Liverymen Michael Urquhart CBE, Ian Urquhart CBE, Karen Betts OBE and HE Sarah Dickson OBE Michael and Ian Urquhart have been awarded the honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Scotch Whisky Industry and to charitable work in Moray in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. They are […]

Aaron Jeewood
31 May 2022
Master’s Platinum Jubilee Message

I hope that, like me, you are looking forward to the forthcoming Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend to mark the occasion of Her Majesty’s 70 years as our Sovereign. The Mistress and I will be spending it in the company of my father, fellow Liveryman Harold Porter, who, in his 90th year, is one of […]

Aaron Jeewood
19 May 2022
The Distillers’ City Debate 2022

On Tuesday 17th May at Vintners’ Hall, an audience of 120 people attended the 10th City Debate organised by the Worshipful Company of Distillers, and after a two-year hiatus due to covid, were treated to a lively debate addressing the topic: “This House believes that the consumption trends of today’s younger generations will have significant […]

Aaron Jeewood
18 May 2022
Distillers to join the City Food & Drink Lecture

Organisers of the City Food Lecture today announce the Worshipful Company of Distillers will become part of the leading food industry event in 2023. They join the seven existing City of London Livery companies involved in agriculture and food: the Worshipful Companies of Bakers, Butchers, Cooks, Farmers, Fishmongers, Fruiterers and Poulters. From its start, back […]

Aaron Jeewood
17 May 2022
Gin Guild Installs Pal Gleed as Director General

The Gin Guild’s annual dinner and Spring Installation of new members took place in London’s Guildhall on the 5th of May. In front of an audience which included WCD Master Chris Porter, Upper Warden Chris Searle, Middle Warden Lorne MacKillop and 19 other liverymen, 23 new members were sworn in to join the Gin Guild’s […]

Aaron Jeewood
12 May 2022
Distillers’ Car Club go “OFF ROAD”

What is Luton famous for? Vauxhall, Bedford, Luton vans, curry, and the “Land Rover Driving Experience”. I think you can guess what we chose. As 12 of us gathered for a delicious curry the night before, we mused what the next day might deliver, especially as the forecast was for torrential rain, just what we […]

Aaron Jeewood
4 May 2022
Distillers’ Car Club – Lake District Tour

There’s a lot of water in the Lake District, which was significantly replenished during the DCC’s tour of England’s largest national park, made famous for its moody landscapes and dramatic scenery. No dampening of spirits here for the intrepid 20. Some of us cruised on glass like lakes and some drove scenic and majestic roads […]

Aaron Jeewood
27 April 2022
Court & Livery Dinner – Grocers’ Hall

Although it was a bright evening, the chill in the air reminded us that this was the spring court and dinner and not, yet, a summer event. Grocers’ Hall is one of those absolute delights in the City of London. Tucked away in the shadow of the Bank of England and rather anonymous, it hides […]

Aaron Jeewood
13 April 2022
Glenfarclas Distillery – Master’s Distillery Visit

The Master made the fifth of the twelve visits to distilleries around the country, one per month of his Year in celebration of the Livery’s 350th Anniversary Year. Focusing is on the charitable work and incredible contributions being made by Distillers up and down the country and how our industry is thriving, responding and managing […]

Aaron Jeewood
11 April 2022
Master Presents WCD Awards At WSET Prize Giving

On the 11 April 2022, the WSET held their annual prize giving – the first since COVID lockdowns began. The Master, Clerk, IPM and Development Director attended the Guildhall Event which was live streamed across the world to all non-attending prize winners. The Master presented the WCD-sponsored prizes to two lucky winners – Mayuresh Ranade […]

Aaron Jeewood
10 April 2022
The Master’s Treasure Hunt

The Master’s Treasure Hunt took place on Sunday April 10th, a beautiful spring day and perfect conditions for looking for clues around The City of London! Using Davy’s Boot & Flogger near London Bridge as our base, start and finish, 10 teams made up of members of our Livery, the Coopers and the Glass Sellers, […]

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Fever-Tree toasts bumper US performance in 2021 – trading update
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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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Britvic upbeat on 2022 as Omicron fails to dent pre-Christmas growth – trading update
27 January 2022

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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Two key objectives of @TWCDLondon are to support spirits education & vocational training and charitable causes, especially involving the young. Read here on great progress being made in these areas.
@drinks_trust @futureyz @decappeal #AET #YouthActionFund

Massive thanks to ⁦@gordon_macphail⁩ for hosting me today and your fantastic support to ⁦@TWCDLondon⁩ and our Youth Action Fund. Great hearing too from @ENABLEScotland and how our funding is helping give opportunity to those living with learning disabilities ❤️

News just in that Liveryman and Past Master (1992-1993) @stalbanshockey legend Nigel Strofton represented @EnglandHockey over 80s recently winning 1-0 and 2-1 against The Netherlands. Many congratulations Nigel! Great to learn we have an international sportsman in our Livery!

Fabulous evening @GuildhallLondon last night celebrating 350 years of @TWCDLondon - Great Company in great company!