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Aaron Jeewood
19 October 2021
The Cognac 350

The Distillers Velo Club to cycle 350 Miles for our 350th Anniversary and The Distillers Charity The Distillers’ Velo Club was informally founded in 2020 with the creation of The Distillers’ 500 charity cycle which took place in September 2020.    This event saw 7 riders, led by IPM, Kenny Mackay, cycle 500 miles from Auchterarder […]

Aaron Jeewood
8 October 2021
Alderman Vincent Keavney elected as Lord Mayor

Wednesday 29th September saw Alderman Vincent Keavney elected as Lord Mayor in Common Hall at the Guildhall making him the 693rd Lord Mayor. In addition to being a proud Liveryman in the Distillers, Vincent’s mother Company is the Solicitors. He is also a Woolman, Spectacle Maker, Stationer, Framework Knitter, Upholder and Security Professional. We wish […]

Aaron Jeewood
5 October 2021
The launch of The Distillers’ Charity “One Of One” Auction, supported by Sotheby’s

Earlier this summer, The Distillers’ Charity and Sotheby’s announced a six-year partnership to host three biennial auctions of ultra-rare and unique Scotch whiskies and experiences under the name “The Distillers One of One”. The first Distillers One of One auction – comprising one-off, never-to-be-repeated lots specially created and donated by companies from across the Scotch […]

Aaron Jeewood
4 October 2021
ICBD Lecture October 6th 2021

We are delighted to confirm that this year’s Distillers ICBD lecture will take place on line on Wed 6th October at 12 noon. This year’s lecture on Suntory Japanese Whiskies will be given by Yushi Noguchi, a Senior Manager at Yamazaki Distillery who works for Shinji Fukuyo – Suntory’s Chief Blender. Yushi is an alumnus […]

Aaron Jeewood
30 September 2021
The Car Club Escapes to Champagne

After the trials and tribulations of the past two years, it was third time lucky for the Distillers Car Club’s 2021 foray to Champagne. Sadly, our secretary, Nick Car and his wife, Louise, were unable to attend, so Bob Russell and Steve Wilson stepped in to manage the schedule of events for the sixteen participants […]

Aaron Jeewood
28 July 2021
The Distillers’ One of One Auction of Ultra-Rare Scotch Whisky

SCOTCH WHISKY INDUSTRY UNITES TO SUPPORT DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE IN SCOTLAND Sotheby’s and The Distillers’ Charity Announce Partnership to Host Three Auctions of Ultra-Rare and Unique Scotch Whisky and Experiences The Distillers’ Charity and Sotheby’s today announce a six-year partnership to host three biennial auctions of ultra-rare and unique Scotch whiskies and experiences under the […]

Aaron Jeewood
21 July 2021
The Master Visits 825 Naval Air Squadron

On 21st July The Master and Liveryman Simon Collins attended the 825 Naval Air Squadron Wings Parade at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset. 825 NAS is one of our military affiliates and we have a strong relationship with them. The Wings Parade marks the culmination of over 3 years’ training to become qualified Pilots and Observers in the […]

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 […]

Aaron Jeewood
16 June 2021
The Car Club Does The 3 H’s

(Heritage, Henley and Hofmanns!) The Distillers’ Car Club started its second meeting of 2021 at the Waterfront Café at Benson, adjacent to the Thames on another sunny and hot day (we do not know how Nick does it!). The party comprised 19 club members and partners along with 11 cars ranging from vintage to new. […]

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 […]

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Industry News

Brockmans Gin hands UK distribution to Proximo Spirits
21 October 2021

Brockmans Gin has signed Proximo Spirits as its new UK distributor. The agreement, announced today, sees the Bushmills Irish Whiskey…Read More…
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Pernod Ricard unveils Beefeater London Travel Edition bottle
21 October 2021

Pernod Ricard has launched a new bottle for its Beefeater gin brand exclusively for a UK-based Travel Retail store chain….Read More…
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Johnnie Walker master blender Dr Jim Beveridge retiring
20 October 2021

Dr Emma Walker to take over role as Johnnie Walker master blender

Teeling unveils new Single Grain Whiskey
3 September 2021

Teeling 13 Years Old Irish Single Grain is distiller’s second single grain whiskey


Charity, Industry and Fellowship - the three tenets of The Worshipful Company of Distillers, combining in The Cognac 350, a charitable ride from Mansion House to Cognac by the Distillers’ Vélo Club to mark the Company’s 350th year.

Jonny Fowle, @Sothebys spirits specialist: “This landmark sale, compiling such significant donations from so many world-renowned brands, shows the strength of community spirit in the Scotch whisky industry"

It was so good to be back at Mansion House for the WCD (usually) annual banquet. As always, wonderful fare, camaraderie and entertainment! Slàinte!

@theginguild - new member installation at #MansionHouse London 15/10/21 - it’s good to be getting back to live events again. Welcoming members and new installees.
Wearing @theginguild sprig with pride