I am sure that I speak for all of us. Every day we watch in horror, shock and utter despair at Ukrainian citizens fleeing their homes, the innocent targets of the most brutal, indiscriminate, and unjustifiable war we have witnessed in Europe for 80 years. I am equally sure that every Liveryman and woman will […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
On Thursday 7th April 2022 at the Guildhall, the Annual ‘Big Curry Lunch’ event was hosted by the present Lord Mayor, our WCD Court Member Vincent Keavney. Sadly, our Master came down with COVID and could not attend, but Lorne Mackillop (Middle Warden) led a team including Karl Bailey (one of our Corporate Sponsored Freeman […]
During a visit to Navy Wings at RNAS Yeovilton hosted by the Chief Executive – Liveryman Jock Alexander, the Crown Jeweller, Corporate Freeman Mark Appleby was able to inspect one of the last remaining Fairey Swordfish which was certainly a jewel in the crown of the Fleet Air Arm in WWII. Michael Infante, who is […]
The Company received the warmest of welcomes of Liveryman Daniel Szor, his wife Katia and all their team at the wonderful Cotswolds Distillery on Saturday 26th March. Our visit comprised of a tour, tasting and convivial lunch, culminating in a donation of a bottle of their Founders Reserve to my Masters Case for the 350, […]
In the traditional world of distilling it is not often that you meet a young person so deeply and enthusiastically committing themselves to this craft. But things are changing, the gin world has changed dramatically over the last ten years and now things are really happening in the new wave of whisky distilling. It is […]
The Master updates the Livery on the progress of the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Please click the button to display subtitles in the video player for the best experience.
In support of our affiliation with 603 Squadron and the role Reservists play in the military, Liveryman Matt Gammell and Hon Assistant Michael Urquhart were invited to RAF Lossiemouth along with Scottish employers to hear first-hand how Reservists play an important part in the RAF today. It is very much a two-way flow between the […]
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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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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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