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Searle_Christopher
10 May 2018
April Dinner 2018

The setting of this year’s April dinner was the magnificent Vintners’ Hall. As London roasted outside to a blistering 27C, making this the hottest April 19 on record, 140 members of the Livery and their guests gathered to enjoy some of the best hospitality the Vintners’ Hall team has to offer. A spring inspired menu featuring lamb […]

Searle_Christopher
10 May 2018
Law & Order Essex – Master’s Blog

The highlight of April was undoubtedly the magnificent charity whisky auction. To raise £200,000 involves an immense amount of effort from the Auction Committee and Operations Team. The night itself was stunning. Mercers’ Hall was a fitting setting with pipers from the London Scottish regaling us in to the main room. The presence of the […]

Searle_Christopher
9 May 2018
Visit from the Jenever Guild

Four members of the Jenever Guild of the Golden Glass from Schiedam in the Netherlands were invited as guests of the Worshipful Company of Distillers to London for the April dinner in Vintners’ Hall. Following the visit of a group from the Livery to Schiedam last year and the inauguration of IPM Richard Watling and […]

Marcus J Wilson
26 April 2018
Distillers’ City Debate 2018

“This House believes that family companies think about the long term, publicly-owned companies focus on the now”

Searle_Christopher
18 April 2018
The Distillers’ Charity Auction 2018 Raises Over £200,000

The evening of Tuesday 10 April saw the second Distillers’ Charity Auction raise total proceeds of £212,000 from the sale of an incredible collection of rare whiskies at Mercers’ Hall in the City of London. We were privileged to have the Lord Mayor of London and Lady Mayoress in attendance at the pre-auction drinks reception […]

Marcus J Wilson
18 April 2018
Auction 2018 Photo Gallery

 

Searle_Christopher
10 April 2018
Master’s Blog – Oh! It was all going so smoothly!

Oh, it was going so smoothly! Saturday, 3 March saw attendees of the Court trip to Madeira braving the snow and all reaching Gatwick. The Easyjet plane was delayed 15 minutes and we all assembled at Gate 106. Then calamity – the plane was cancelled due to strong winds in Madeira. We found it virtually […]

Searle_Christopher
5 April 2018
Master’s Blog – February, A Busy Month

As I write this, snow lies thick on the ground. I hope people haven’t been too disrupted. February has been a busy month. A number of things stand out. I had an uplifting visit to the Treloars School for children with severe physical disability, principally cerebral palsy. We were greeted by the head boy and […]

Searle_Christopher
5 April 2018
Best Laid Plans!

After a much delayed BA flight on the Saturday and the cab ride to the hotel we met up with the Morton’s who had been in situ for a week and had encountered the appalling weather that was Storm Emma in the UK! This was highly unseasonal and locals and veteran visitors noted that the […]

Searle_Christopher
5 April 2018
Masters Blog

As I write this, snow lies thick on the ground. I hope people haven’t been too disrupted. February has been a busy month. A number of things stand out. I had an uplifting visit to the Treloars School for children with severe physical disability, principally cerebral palsy. We were greeted by the head boy and […]

Searle_Christopher
27 February 2018
Distillers’ Charity Auction – Tuesday 10 April 2018

The Livery’s second Distillers’ Charity Auction takes place at Mercers’ Hall in the heart of the City of London on Tuesday 10 April 2018. Hosted by David Elswood, international auctioneer from Christie’s, the auction will include some of the rarest and most collectable whiskies in the world. With spectacular, unique, lots on offer, many donated […]

Searle_Christopher
19 February 2018
Why Do Liveries Have Military Associations?

Some people ask, ‘Why do livery companies have military affiliations?’ I think the best summary is that livery companies represent the United Kingdom’s industries and as a trading nation the UK needs to defend its trade routes and the country. It is important that we recognise that link. The military enjoy our “spirits” and we […]

Searle_Christopher
19 February 2018
February Lunch 2018

This year’s February Livery lunch was held on Wednesday, 7 February at the beautiful Apothecaries’ Hall. It followed a morning Court meeting which concluded with The Master appointing Garvin Brown IV, Nick Carr and Mr Jean Deillon as Stewards, and Bob Russell, Paul Finch and Geoffrey Bush as Honorary Stewards. The Master then presented the […]

Searle_Christopher
19 February 2018
Consorts Burning the Candle at One End

The recently installed Mistress, Philippa Burrough welcomed a group of consorts of Distillers’ Liverymen to the splendid surroundings of the Tallow Chandlers hall for a delightful lunch to bring some light to the gloomy days of February, Leaving the winter rain on the cobbles of the City they passed by the olive tree in the […]

Searle_Christopher
12 February 2018
A Bright Start to 2018 for the Distillers Car Club

On Thursday Feb 8 members and their guests made up a jolly party of 16 visiting the Design Museum in South Kensington to race through 70 years of passion, glamour and design innovation, with unique behind-the-scenes access to one of the most iconic car brands. Billed as follows; Ferrari: Under the Skin Exhibition ‘This show […]

Searle_Christopher
19 January 2018
603 Squadron Presentation

When the Worshipful Company of Distillers confirmed its affiliation with 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron of The Royal Auxiliary Air Force, our commitment to the affiliation included the donation of a silver Quaich – “The Distillers Quaich” – to be presented annually at the Squadron Trophy Presentation Ceremony. “The Distillers Quaich” made its debut at […]

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