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Aaron Jeewood
20 February 2024
February Court & Livery Luncheon 2024

The February Court & Livery Luncheon saw the Distillers’ Company return to Vintners’ Hall, which is our home for the Installation of the new Master and Wardens in November. It was fitting therefore that at the Court meeting before the luncheon Alderman Vincent Keaveny, CBE KStJ was installed as Renter Warden and Alex Oldroyd was […]

Aaron Jeewood
26 January 2024
RAF 603 Squadron’s Burns Supper

I was honoured to attend RAF 603 Squadron’s Burns Supper on the 26th January 2024 as a guest, representing the Worshipful Company of Distillers, at their HQ at 25 Learmonth Terrace. This was their first Burns Supper since 2018 and marked the first dinner event to return since Covid. We were welcomed in for drinks […]

Aaron Jeewood
24 January 2024
ICBD 2024 Annual Talk – English Whisky – The Cotswold Distillery

“Would You Adam and Eve It…?” The Annual WCD/ICBD Talk took place in Edinburgh on the evening of 22 January, at the home of 603 Squadron RAuxAF, our military affiliates. Around 25 Heriot Watt ICBD students and staff enjoyed a taste of Cotswold Signature Single Malt English whisky on arrival. Before the main talk a […]

Aaron Jeewood
10 January 2024
The Master’s Case For The 350 – A Thank You!

The Master’s ‘Case for the 350’, auctioned in December, was acquired for £750 by one generous bidder. A big thank you, then, to our anonymous benefactor and we hope you enjoy ownership of the Case and, most importantly, it’s contents in the coming months! The idea of the Master’s Case, from my year 2021-2022, was […]

Aaron Jeewood
2 January 2024
Sue Searle – The Mistress’ Year in Review 2022-23

What an amazing year this has been! These are the main events, but not quite all, I attended during my year and in addition to those I attended with the Master. Summer & Autumn 2022 Having joined the City Consorts’ Society last summer, I enjoyed some amazing events in the weeks leading up to the […]

Aaron Jeewood
21 December 2023
825 Naval Air Squadron Wings Parade

The Commanding Officer of 825 Squadron, Commander Ben Dando, kindly invited representatives of the Worshipful Company of Distillers to attend the wings parade of Course 9. The Guest of Honour was Commodore Stuart Finn RN, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers. As the representatives of the Distillers, we felt […]

Aaron Jeewood
20 December 2023
Carol Service 2023

On 14th December 2023 – and for the first time in 3 very long years – the Livery congregated at St. Lawrence Jewry for the annual Carol Service. Not only was this our new Master’s first “internal” event, but we had the pleasure of welcoming Fr. James Titley – the new incumbent of the recently […]

Aaron Jeewood
19 December 2023
London Scottish Pipes & Drums Mini-band competition

We are incredibly proud of the reciprocal support we receive from all of our military affiliates. We were honoured with an invitation to London Scottish House to attend London Scottish Regiment’s Mini-band competition. The Master handed out an award and received one in return! Reinforcing our strong association with the Pipes & Drums, we were […]

Aaron Jeewood
1 December 2023
Memory of the Industry – An Update

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 […]

Aaron Jeewood
26 November 2023
The Master’s Case For The 350th

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 […]

Aaron Jeewood
23 November 2023
2023 Installation Dinner

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 […]

Aaron Jeewood
20 November 2023
Remembrance Sunday 2023

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 […]

Aaron Jeewood
17 November 2023
The Master’s Whisky Tasting

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 […]

Aaron Jeewood
14 November 2023
Lord Mayor’s Show 2023

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 […]

Aaron Jeewood
10 November 2023
Presentation of Address

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 […]

Aaron Jeewood
7 November 2023
Sir Ian Good Obituary

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, […]

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Fever-Tree toasts bumper US performance in 2021 – trading update
27 January 2022

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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