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Samuel
17 June 2019
Master’s Blog – May 2019

May began with the annual City Debate, the trend of gin being the theme, which was very well attended by Liverymen and people from the City and press. I was pleased to see a number of Masters  from other Livery Companies attending. It is an event that has become a key fixture on the City […]

Samuel
3 June 2019
Brands Hatch – The Ultimate Driving Experience

On a beautiful day at the famous race circuit of Brands Hatch, seven intrepid Liverymen with sons and friends arrived to experience some drives of a lifetime. The lineup were five supercars including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, Audis, BMWs and Nissans. All were at our disposal, three laps in each car, objective; drive as safely […]

Donna Bowers
22 May 2019
Golf Society

The Livery has a very active Golf Society with over 70 members covering the full handicap range. During the season there are four golf days, six matches against other Livery Companies and our Affiliates, and Knock out Competitions in both Scotland and the South.  Anybody wishing to play should contact our golf secretary Graham Franklin ggfranklin3@aol.com

Searle_Christopher
13 May 2019
Visit to OnSide Youth Zone

In March, The Master, Renter Warden (Chris Porter) and IPM’s Bryan Burrough and Richard Watling had a first hand viewing at Future, the brand new facility to be opened by the charity OnSide Youth Zone for young people in Barking & Dagenham in April.  Barking and Dagenham Youth Zone joins a network of Youth Zones […]

Searle_Christopher
13 May 2019
Master’s Blog – April

The month began with an interesting lecture hosted by the Worshipful Company of Educators – the subject being the Defence Education Revolution and the need for creative thinking in times of war and peace. The Mistress and I were the guests of the Keepers of the Quaich at their Spring Banquet in the magnificent castle […]

Searle_Christopher
13 May 2019
Armagnac tasting

The Master, together, with his Lady, were joined by about 20 Distillers and Guests to an Armagnac tasting held at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in London, a lovely tasting venue where the SMWS are now venturing into the Armagnac market. Master Riley, together with Past Master David Grant and Edward Bates form our very […]

Samuel
16 April 2019
April Dinner 2019

For the first time in recent history the Court and Livery Dinner on Wednesday 10 April took place at the impressive Saddlers Hall. Guests were greeted at the top of the stairs by ‘The King’s Champion Saddle’ which was likely used in the coronation of George III in 1760. Clad in full armour, carrying a […]

Samuel
15 April 2019
City Livery Debate 2019

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT THE GIN BOOM HAS REACHED ITS PEAK  1st May 2019 Venue:             BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH King Edward Hall, 2 King Edward Street, London EC1A 1HQ Doors open: 6pm Debate:             6.30pm – 7.45pm Distillers’ Bar and canapés:  7.45pm – 9pm Join the Master of the Worshipful Company […]

Samuel
15 April 2019
Golden Moon wins prestigious award

Liveryman Stephen Gould and Karen Knight founded the Golden Moon Distillery in 2008 and they have just received the prestigious Bubble Cap Award for Distillery of the Year, by the American Distilling Institute (ADI). The award is considered the craft distilling industry’s highest honour and is presented to a distillery that most exemplifies ADI’s values, including excellence in production, quality, […]

Samuel
14 April 2019
Our new Development Director

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Clive Bairsto CBE to the new role of Development Director of the Distillers. Over the last year a management review has been taking place to consider the best way of driving our ambitious agenda of growth and development of our industry activities, our vocational education plans and our […]

Searle_Christopher
9 April 2019
Master’s Blog – March

March began with a ceremony in Guildhall Yard with the Lord Mayor and Master Gardener hosting the Duke of Kent in the opening of a small garden in the form of a maze produced by the Worshipful Company of Gardeners.  The maze symbolises the mental state veterans sometimes find themselves in when trying to reestablish their […]

Finch_Paul
20 March 2019
Atomic Brands’ Moscow Mule, Kentucky Mule RTDs – Product Launch

Atomic Brands has added two new variants to its Monaco line of pre-mix cocktails in the US.

Searle_Christopher
20 March 2019
Master’s Blog – February

February has been busy for activities within our Company and in the Livery world. The February Court meeting was preceded by a meeting of the MALT group (Military Affiliates Liaison Team) at which the activities of all our military affiliates were reviewed. These will be communicated to the Livery though regular updates on the website […]

Samuel
15 March 2019
Car Club McLaren visit

“Life is measured in achievement not in years alone”    Bruce McLaren 1937 – 1970 Fifteen Livery members, their partners and guests were very privileged to visit McLaren Technology to see and hear about the extraordinary developments of this hugely successful, divers and innovative company. The HQ is situated in central Woking, though you would never know […]

Samuel
26 February 2019
Who Was That Sailor I Saw You Kissing?

A group of Consorts joined The Mistress, Nicola Riley, and her guest Fiona Adler, for a very sociable lunch at Innholders’ Hall. After making the most of the opportunity to catch up with each others’ news over a delicious lunch we had the privilege of listening to Fiona Adler talking about her varied career including practicing […]

Samuel
26 February 2019
February Livery Lunch

This year’s February Livery lunch was held on Wednesday, 13th February at the magnificent Vintners’ Hall. It followed a morning Court meeting where The Master presented the Livery to David Croll, Paul Hick, Iain Stirling and John Stirling. Major Jamie Barklem (Commanding Officer of London Scottish), Commander Duncan Thomas (825 Naval Air Squadron), and Dr Dawn Maskell (Head […]

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Industry News

The Oxford Artisan Distillery becomes Fielden
23 May 2024

The brand is currently building a new distillery in Yorkshire, and has announced a partnership with Berry Bros & Rudd

Cooper appointed at Irish Distillers
1 May 2024

Derek Cronin is only the second new cooper to join Midleton Distillery in the past 45 years

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 – …
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