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Searle_Christopher
3 May 2017
April Court and Livery Dinner

The Master, 150 members of the Livery and their guests met at Drapers’ Hall on April 26 and this splendid setting provided an evening to remember. J&B 250th Cuvee and serious cocktails greeted the company and these led to a meal based around Drapers’ acclaimed beef wellington, served with style by the Hall team and […]

Searle_Christopher
13 April 2017
Easter is in the Air

There are some days that you just know you are never going to forget. For me a day at the Old Bailey was one of those. Each working day, a few fortunate people are offered the chance to experience justice at its best, starting with a friendly introduction by a Sheriff, and finishing with an […]

Searle_Christopher
12 April 2017
Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Dr Andrew Parmley, hosted the annual Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch at the Guildhall on April 6. The Middle Warden, Martin Riley, Graham Franklin and his wife Sandra, were present and represented the Livery. Now in its tenth year, the lunch was held to support soldiers and […]

Searle_Christopher
7 April 2017
Car Club visit to Banbury

Thanks to the Master’s unique motorsport connections, our Car Club’s first trip this year combined a tour around the Prodrive workshop at Banbury, with a production visit of the Aston Martin factory at Gaydon. All in one day! We learnt that Prodrive is a very diversified business, which includes the development of electric vans, auto […]

Searle_Christopher
23 March 2017
March 22 – A Day We Will Not Forget – Master’s Blog

It is only now that we understand the full horror of the attack that took place yesterday on Westminster Bridge and in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament, a few yards from the LBMW offices where the Master and Wardens’ committee was meeting. This route is one that we use regularly, and in this […]

Searle_Christopher
16 March 2017
Distilling our History – Master’s Blog

Distilling our History The Dutch distillers were somewhat ahead of us in the early 1600s developing beverage spirits until we borrowed their Jenever idea and made it into London Dry Gin. So what is more appropriate than to get together with today’s distillers in Schiedam, explore our common history and find out what they are […]

Kim Lyons
22 February 2017
Livery Offer: Caroni Rum & The Master’s Cask

Livery Offer: Caroni Rum and Master’s Cask. We are pleased to offer the Master’s Cask Caol Ila 18 Years Old at £100 per bottle and Caroni Rum 1997 at £50 per bottle. Shipping and packing will be £15 per two bottles. As a special  offer, there is an all inclusive price of £150 inclusive of […]

Searle_Christopher
21 February 2017
Liverymen and guests gather for first lunch of 2017

Liverymen and guests gathered to enjoy the first lunch of 2017. It followed a Court meeting where seven new Liverymen were installed into the Livery, and a charitable theme soon followed. Salvatore Damiano and William Lay received their WSET Scholarship certificates, and will spend some time experiencing the spirits industry, while Helena Conibear (AET) was recognized […]

Searle_Christopher
21 February 2017
The Consorts’ lunch; great company in spades

The Consorts’ lunch The Old Courtroom of the historic Innholders’ Hall was the venue for a splendid winter lunch for the consorts of Liverymen. After a welcoming glass of champagne we enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Michelin starred chef Herbert Berger, together with matching wines. Not to be outdone by our Liverymen at the […]

Searle_Christopher
21 February 2017
Channel Dash anniversary and a big surprise – Master’s Blog

The Channel Dash 75 Anniversary Our affiliation with 825 Naval Air Squadron at their base in Yeovilton gives us the opportunity to see the Fleet Air Arm and their Lynx (and now Wildcat) helicopters at work. We see many sides of their life, and in a special moment on 9 February with other Distillers, I […]

Searle_Christopher
20 February 2017
Remembering the Channel Dash

It is said that you learn more from failure than success, but there can be a heavy price to pay. The Channel Dash was a hurried attempt to inflict damage on a large flotilla of German capital ships taking the quick route to get from Brest to Danish waters, in a move to protect the […]

Searle_Christopher
15 February 2017
September newsletter from St Lawrence Jewry

Please follow the link to read September’s newsletter from St Lawrence Jewry September newsletter 17 final

Searle_Christopher
13 February 2017
Pikemen and Musketeers – Master’s Blog

Pikemen and Musketeers The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) is one of those historic and slightly quirky institutions that the City excels in. A regiment, a livery and a club; it has elements of all three. Founded by Henry VIII, its Pikemen and Musketeers provide escorts on formal occasions with their splendid uniforms and formidable weapons. […]

Kim Lyons
1 February 2017
Castel plans entrance into sparkling segment

Courtesy of The Drinks Report Castel Group is to start production of Crémant de Bordeaux for the first time in its history, from its Oenoalliance site. The company is aiming to develop its sparkling segment in the large scale retail sector, which it claims is still modest in comparison to Castel’s other French AOP wines. […]

Kim Lyons
1 February 2017
Hine releases two 1987 vintage cognacs

Courtesy of The Drinks Report Anchor Distilling Company’s cognac brand Hine has released a pair of 1987 vintage cognacs, a Jarnac-matured and an Early-Landed. Hine claims to have initiated the concept of making rarities and vintage cognacs commercially available throughout the world. In each exceptional year, Hine has set aside casks of Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie […]

Searle_Christopher
26 January 2017
Master’s Blog

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 […]

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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 …
The post Fever-Tree toasts bumper US performance in 2021 – trading update appeared first on Just Drinks.

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 – …
The post Britvic upbeat on 2022 as Omicron fails to dent pre-Christmas growth – trading update appeared first on Just Drinks.

DISTILLERS ON TWITTER

Two key objectives of @TWCDLondon are to support spirits education & vocational training and charitable causes, especially involving the young. Read here on great progress being made in these areas. https://www.distillers.org.uk/2022/07/01/the-distillers-charity-summer-update-2022/
@drinks_trust @futureyz @decappeal #AET #YouthActionFund

Massive thanks to ⁦@gordon_macphail⁩ for hosting me today and your fantastic support to ⁦@TWCDLondon⁩ and our Youth Action Fund. Great hearing too from @ENABLEScotland and how our funding is helping give opportunity to those living with learning disabilities ❤️

News just in that Liveryman and Past Master (1992-1993) @stalbanshockey legend Nigel Strofton represented @EnglandHockey over 80s recently winning 1-0 and 2-1 against The Netherlands. Many congratulations Nigel! Great to learn we have an international sportsman in our Livery!

Fabulous evening @GuildhallLondon last night celebrating 350 years of @TWCDLondon - Great Company in great company!

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