Welcome to the Master’s column. This is a new initiative as, so far as I know, there has not been an online column since Past Master David Sill’s erudite and entertaining musings from the Master’s chair some years ago. There is so much that the Masters sees and hears that I thought that it might […]
Read about the latest Livery news and events in the April Newsletter. St Lawrence Jewry April 2017 newsletter
The City of London Freeman’s Guide is a vital companion to the Freedom of the City of London as it is in modern times. The 3rd or Lord Mayor’s edition adds a cornucopia of new topics, rising to 170 pages, and features a glowing Foreword by the 689th Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Dr Andrew […]
Read about the latest Livery news and events in our December Newsletter. St Lawrence Jewry December
After ten happy years at Bedford School, I left for the City of London Business School for four years study of international marketing. A formative year with Wilkinson Sword and time in Switzerland with Alfred Dunhill fuelled a desire to work abroad and use my languages, which never faded. After graduation in 1971, I moved […]
The new Master and his Mistress celebrated his installation at dinner held at Vintners’ Hall, on November 17, after his investiture. The dinner was attended by over 150 Liverymen and their guests. Speeches were made by Liveryman Jonathan Driver, in welcoming the guests, and Sean Roberts, a long standing friend of the Master in reply. […]
The Lord Mayor, Lord Mountevans, and Lady Mountevans graced the Livery with their presence at our annual dinner at The Mansion House on October 7th. All Distillers’ lunches and dinners are memorable affairs, but the Mansion House Dinner is always a strongly supported event. It is a favourite among the Livery as it is an […]
It often takes an outsider to truly see the things we can so easily take for granted. Dan Szor, founder of the Cotswolds Distillery was born and grew up in bustling New York. He then spent most of his working life in two of Europe’s busiest cities – Paris and London. That’s enough to push […]
19 liverymen and guests , including the Masters Elect of the Distillers and the Coachmakers gathered for an excellent 4 course pub lunch in Wantage in anticipation of a select tour of the Williams F1 Factory Tour, their Museum and Trophy Room. They were not disappointed. The message from Williams which is now a listed […]
Martin was the Chief Marketing Officer of the Pernod Ricard Group from February 2009 until his retirement at the end of 2014. Based in Paris he was responsible for overseeing all the marketing activities in the Group, working with 6 global brand companies and 75 market companies in developing the Pernod Ricard portfolio around the […]
Thirteen members and partners of the Distillers’ Car Club visited the Mini factory at Abingdon, with the legendary rally driver Paddy Hopkirk. One of the most high-tech car-plants in the country, in one part of the assembly area over 1000 robots are at work, spot-welding and creating this iconic car. On the way to becoming […]
Armchair Luxury Distillers are nothing if not creatures of comfort. Easing back in the luxury of a plush leather armchair, feet out on the deep pile wilton carpet surrounded by beautiful wooden paneling while reaching for the rich smokey amber texture of a Double Black Label over ice are of course common activities for many […]
Over 130 of the Court , Livery and Scottish Distilling trade turned out for the Scottish Dinner on 8thSeptember in The Surgeons Hall Edinburgh. A great evening, with a rumbustious atmosphere, no doubt helped by the excellent wines and spirits on offer, seemed to be enjoyed by everyone present!! Of particular note was the Lagavulin […]
Credit-rating agency Moody’s has forecast that Japanese multi-category company Kirin will exit the coronavirus pandemic behind global rivals such as Heineken and Carlsberg.
New hard seltzer brand Good One to release flavours throughout the seasons
The CEO of Coca-Cola European Partners has said the prospective acquisition of Coca-Cola Amatil can teach his company how to operate in the alcohol category.