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Ewan Lacey
5 December 2021
Distillers One of One

Our inaugural ‘one of one’ auction totalled £3.1 Million Edinburgh, 3 December 2021 – Over 40 exceptional whiskies and experiences found new owners from all over the world on December 3rd, when the first in a series of auctions under the banner The Distillers One of One took place at Barnbougle Castle near Edinburgh, organised by The Distillers’ […]

Aaron Jeewood
2 December 2021
Michael Urquhart is the new Chair of the Scottish Committee

The Scottish Committee met at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s premises in Queen Street, Edinburgh on Thursday 2nd December with the Master joining by Zoom. Various items were discussed, principally around the planning for the Scottish Dinner on 22nd September 2022 at the Signet Library and the annual lecture for ICBD students. The Master provided […]

Aaron Jeewood
23 November 2021
The “Icicle” Winter Golf Meeting

The “Icicle” Winter Golf Meeting, held at Beaconsfield on 23rd November. A full match report was written by Liveryman Bruce Hyde, who was the Winner of the Budge Brooks Shield on the day. This can be seen on the golf page in the members’ section. Great time had by all and many thanks due to […]

Aaron Jeewood
23 November 2021
Sir Théodore Turquet de Mayerne Portrait Unveiling

Representatives from the Courts of the Apothecaries Society and the Distillers Company gathered together in Apothecaries’ Hall on Monday 22nd November to witness the unveiling of a recently acquired, 17th Century portrait of our Founder, Sir Théodore Turquet de Mayerne. Together with Gideon de Laune, (seen in the portrait on the left) de Mayerne worked tirelessly […]

Ewan Lacey
22 November 2021
The Master’s 350th Appeal Video Address

Please view the video message which gives full details about The Master’s 350th Anniversary Appeal where we will raise funds to support our charitable aims, continuing the great work that has been done by the Worshipful Company of Distillers at the heart of the spirits industry.

Aaron Jeewood
17 November 2021
The Worshipful Company of Distillers kicks-off major knowledge sharing initiative

The Worshipful Company of Distillers has recently launched an educational programme aimed at sharing the Livery’s considerable commercial and marketing knowledge with young distillers. This follows the recent announcement by the Company to dedicate charitable investment to the next generation of young distillers who might benefit from our support. The first step of the programme […]

Ewan Lacey
15 November 2021
The Lord Mayor’s Show

With a history dating back to 1215, the world’s largest and oldest unrehearsed procession, The Lord Mayor’s Show highlights all that is great about the City of London, London as a whole and the UK. It was our privilege as Liverymen of The Worshipful Company of Distillers to participate in this venerable, global spectacular. Furthermore, […]

Ewan Lacey
15 November 2021
#Distillers1of1

I am delighted to be writing to you now that the inaugural Distillers’ One of One Auction is live online.   The online listings went live on Sotheby’s website http://sothebys.com/oneofone on Tuesday 9th November The auction has been made possible by donations and support from across the whole Scotch Whisky industry and I am truly grateful for the support and […]

Aaron Jeewood
5 November 2021
The Gin Guild – Vacancy

Nicolas Cook, the Gin Guild’s Director General (DG), has decided to retire in early 2022 after nearly ten years’ service.  Therefore the Gin Guild Board are now seeking his successor. The Guild is a vibrant association and the DG is a full time occupation, working from home (also requiring some storage space), continuing to build […]

Aaron Jeewood
3 November 2021
Joint Distillers & Marketors Event

An historic Joint event between the two Livery Companies, the Distillers and the Marketors, took place on November 3rd at London Scottish House in Victoria. The format, a panel composed of two Distillers and two Marketors’ Liverymen, was expertly moderated by David Wethey. The theme of the discussion was “Scotch whisky – from niche to […]

Aaron Jeewood
25 October 2021
Mansion House Banquet

The October banquet at Mansion House is always a splendid occasion for the Livery; this year’s was no exception. It is a privilege to entertain the Lord Mayor in his own home and we were honoured by the presence of Alderman Sir Alan Yarrow, Lord Mayor Locum Tenens. Fellow Liveryman and Honorary Chaplain the Rev’d […]

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
12 October 2021
Vintage Festival

On Tuesday 12th October 2021, the Distillers and Vintners came together for the annual Vintage Festival. Unfortunately, the Master Vintners’ husband had tested positive for Covid the previous day, with the result that she had to self-isolate and therefore could not be in attendance. Instead, Edward Berry, the Vintners’ Upper Warden, stood in as Master […]

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

UPDATE: You can view the lecture here: https://www.distillers.org.uk/2021/10/26/icbd-lecture-video/ 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 […]

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DISTILLERS ON TWITTER

'Exceptional' whiskies raise millions for young people at prestigious auction https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19766175.exceptional-whiskies-raise-millions-young-people-prestigious-auction/?ref=twtrec

New Chair for @TWCDLondon Scottish Committee announced…..

https://www.distillers.org.uk/2021/12/02/michael-urquhart-is-the-new-chair-of-the-scottish-committee/

The Business of Spirits - the first in a series of masterclasses and seminars and part of The Worshipful Company of Distillers’ new education initiative designed to share commercial and marketing knowledge with young distillers.

https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/29652/Worshipful_Company_of_Distillers_launches_educational_programme.html

Jonathan Driver, master of the Worshipful Company of Distillers just announced the #OneOfOne @Sothebys auction has raised £2.45 million – all of which is going to charity. @TWCDLondon